Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
At Fantasy Baseball Season's Quarter Pole, It's Time To Accept Patterns And TrendsMost teams in MLB have played close to 40 games at this point of the season, meaning the fantasy baseball season is one quarter over. If you've been waiting for that veteran to come around and start hitting, it's time to give up on the dream. If that pitcher still has an ERA way north of five runs per game, you may need to look elsewhere for wins and strikeouts. This is the time of the year when trends become permanent, really. Sticking too long with players headed for bad seasons only can hurt your team.
Constant Vigilance Is How You Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueWe've all heard the story from a friend how he or she simply drafted their fantasy baseball team and forgot all about it until finding out they won the league in October. Generally, that doesn't happen very often thanks to injuries, slumps and inevitable bad luck. You have to stay on top of your team's roster all summer long to win.
Are Players Worth Keeping In Fantasy Baseball During A PED Suspension?The big news of the week in baseball, of course, was the suspension of Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Never mind that disgraced slugger Barry Bonds is the Miami hitting coach: There are plenty of jokes to be made there. How does this impact fantasy baseball? If you own Gordon, should you keep him on your roster? How are you going to replace his 50 stolen bases this season in the stat column? Don't fret: We have all the answers you need right here.
7 Bold Predictions For The 2016 MLB SeasonAnother year of baseball is upon us and with it comes another chance to make some bold predictions for the upcoming year.
NL West Preview: Giants And Dodgers Set To Battle For SupremacyIt's an even year, which we all know favors the Giants, but the Dodgers won't give up the NL West that easily.
2016 NL Central Preview: Cubs Favorites In Top-Heavy DivisionThe Cubs are retooled and ready to go. Ready to go and break a 108-year-old curse? We'll find out.
2016 NL East Preview: Can The Mets Be Beaten?Here's a look at the teams that will be standing in the Mets' way and a closer look at what the 2016 NL Champs have to offer.
Mauer: Concussion Symptoms Blurred My Vision At The PlateThe concussion Joe Mauer sustained in August 2013 effectively ended his career as a catcher, and since transitioning to first base the Minnesota Twins icon has been in diminished state with the bat.
Carew Makes Triumphant TwinsFest Appearance After Massive Heart AttackRod Carew is about four months removed from a massive heart attack that nearly killed him. The 70-year-old Hall of Fame infielder has to carry a battery-powered device with him everywhere he goes to keep his heart on track.
Aguilera, Hawkins, Hunter To Guest Coach For Twins In SpringThe Twins will have three new guest instructors at spring training, former players Rick Aguilera, LaTroy Hawkins and Torii Hunter. General manager Terry Ryan said Friday that Hawkins will arrive when camp opens Feb. 21, Hunter will start Feb. 26.
Hunter, Announcer Gordon To Join Twins Hall of FameRecently retired outfielder Torii Hunter and former radio announcer John Gordon have been elected to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. The Twins announced Friday that Hunter and Gordon will be inducted in separate pregame ceremonies July 16 and 17. They'll become the 27th and 28th members.

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