Utility Players Are Good Fantasy Baseball Roster Additions For FlexibilityAs summer approaches, most position players in baseball get the occasional day off, and on those days, it's good to have a roster that can adapt to unexpected games missed.
Royals Put Big Dent In Twins' Wild-Card Bid With 3-1 WinBen Zobrist put a major dent in Minnesota's postseason bid with an RBI double in the eighth inning against struggling All-Star Glen Perkins, and the Kansas City Royals topped the Twins 3-1 on Friday night.
Certain Positions In Fantasy Baseball Require Quality Backups On Your BenchWhat are the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball? Catcher? The infield positions of second base, shortstop and third base? All of the above? Yes, depth is better in the outfield and first base positions, so when you think about which players to stash on your bench, think about the ones with multi-position eligibility. They may not be the most productive on a day-to-day basis, but they have the capability to be very valuable to your team's chances of winning.
Fantasy Baseball Season Is One-Third Over, So What Does Your Team Need To Win?Two months into baseball season, and it's time to assess what categories your fantasy team needs to improve—and win. On offense, you want to find players that can help your team batting average, for example, or move you up a few places in steals. For the pitching side, do you need more wins or saves? Figuring out now where the biggest gains are to be had in your league will make all the difference through the summer months.
CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 18 Starts And SitsThe fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.
10 Players Who Could Get Traded At MLB Trade DeadlineWith the MLB trade deadline just two weeks away, it's time to see who could potentially be on the move in late July.
Gibson, Twins Fall To Rays 6-2With the state-map silhouette of Minnesota still mowed into the outfield grass, the All-Star game festivities having come and gone, the Twins returned to Target Field. For Kyle Gibson and his teammates, this wasn't the way they wanted to play their first game after the break.
CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Starts And SitsThe fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.
Fantasy Baseball Preview: ShortstopCBS Local Sports breaks down the top players at shortstop for your fantasy baseball draft.
Fantasy Baseball Preview: Second BaseCBS Local Sports breaks down the top players at second base for your fantasy baseball draft.
Zobrist Lifts Rays Over Twins In 13th Inning Ben Zobrist hit an RBI single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won their season-best seventh straight game, beating the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Rays Beat Twins 7-4Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist homered during a three-run seventh inning and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Monday night. Escobar had a leadoff tiebreaking homer in the seventh off Samuel Deduno (4-4), who departed after Desmond Jennings followed with a triple. Caleb Thielbar entered and got one out before Zobrist gave Tampa Bay a 6-3 lead with a two-run shot. Alex Torres (3-0) pitched a perfect seventh for the Rays, who have won nine of 10 and moved to a season-best 10-games (50-40) over .500. Escobar also had a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Twins' Baker Roughed Up In Return To Mound Scott Baker gave up a grand slam to Ben Zobrist and a two-run shot to Elliot Johnson in his return from an injury, and the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4 Monday.