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.
With Seven Weeks Left, Make Sure Your Fantasy Team Is On Proper PaceEvery fantasy league has different rules, but most people play in standard Rotisserie leagues that feature limits on both games played by hitters and games started by pitchers—or some variation along those lines. You want to make sure your team isn't going to go over those limits too soon!
Red Sox Acquire 3B Valencia For Minor Leaguer The Boston Red Sox have acquired third baseman Danny Valencia from the Minnesota Twins for a minor league outfielder.
Twins Rally In 9th To Beat White Sox, 7-6Jamey Caroll's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning scored Alexi Casilla and the Minnesota Twins won their fourth straight, beating the Chicago White Sox 7-6 Monday night.
Twins Move Liriano To Bullpen, Demote Valencia The struggling Minnesota Twins are shaking things up, moving Francisco Liriano to the bullpen and optioning third baseman Danny Valencia to Triple-A Rochester.
Valencia Hits Three-Run Homer For Twins In WinDanny Valencia hit a three-run homer among his two hits Saturday as the Minnesota Twins broke out of a hitting funk and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2.
Minnesota Twins Gear Up For First Spring Training GameThe Minnesota Twins take the field for their first game on Saturday. While it's only a spring training game, it could be a good indicator for how the team will play this season.
Valencia, Span Out Of Lineup After Fender BenderThe Minnesota Twins' injury-ravaged season took yet another bizarre twist when Danny Valencia and Denard Span were held out of the lineup Friday night after being involved in a minor traffic accident.
Chen Sharp As Royals Blank Twins 4-0Bruce Chen pitched eight crisp innings, Alex Gordon homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Offense Finally Comes Through For TwinsDanny Valencia's two-run single snapped Minnesota's 20-inning scoreless streak and rookie Chris Parmelee added a two-run double to help the Twins avoid a sweep with a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Baker Pitches 5 Scoreless In Return For TwinsScott Baker pitched five scoreless innings and the Twins bullpen came through with four solid innings of relief in a 4-1 victory over the Tigers on Saturday, snapping Detroit's 11-game winning streak over Minnesota.
Valencia Pushes Twins Past Indians AgainDanny Valencia singled home the go-ahead run for the second straight day, this time in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 in a sloppy game played on another sweltering day at Target Field.
Valencia's Big Hit In 9th Lifts Twins Over IndiansDanny Valencia hit a two-run single off closer Chris Perez in the ninth inning, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Thome, Valencia Help Twins Beat Brewers 9-7Danny Valencia delivered another bases-loaded hit, a two-run single that capped a four-run seventh inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 Sunday.
Baker's 10 Ks Lift Twins Over Padres, 1-0Baker struck out 10 over eight dominant innings and Danny Valencia homered to lift the surging Minnesota Twins to a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.