We need to talk about baseball’s “unwritten” rules. The ones that lead to the biggest farce in sports, the bench clearing brawl.
It was unpleasant on the field and tense in the dugout Saturday for the slumping Washington Nationals.
As you approach the end of the first month of the fantasy baseball season, like all smart fantasy owners you must look every day for better players. Sure, you may like a guy on your bench who plays for the local nine, but fantasy baseball is won with the head—not the heart.
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In case you haven’t heard, Chicago Cubs uber-prospect Kris Bryant was called up and made his debut on Friday.
With Stephen Strasburg’s dominating performance and Denard Span’s return to the lineup, the Washington Nationals are feeling better about themselves.
It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.
A 2011 first-round Draft pick out of St. John’s University, Joe Panik had a meteoric rise to Major League glory last season — not only putting up impressive numbers as the Giants’ new second baseman in 73 regular season games, but also helping San Francisco earn its third World Series championship in the past five years.
Heading into the 2014 season, Eddie Butler was hailed as the top arm in the Rockies’ system and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Heading into this year, things were quite different.
Baseball season officially opened last week and already we’ve had a plethora of ridiculous defensive plays. Recency bias will always mean that we think these plays will be the best of the year, but we’ll more than likely forget them in a couple months.