A lot of owners play fantasy baseball with too much emotion, waiving players they don’t like personally or that they have a grudge against because of some game result a few years back. That’s when you—the analytical owner—step in and make your team better by picking up players from waivers or via trade.
The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.
Shane Victorino hit his 10th homer of the season and drove in three runs to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Matt Kemp added two hits for the Dodgers, who moved within 1 1/2 games of the Pirates for one of the two National League wild card spots. Aaron Harang (8-7) pitched six effective innings to snap a modest two-game losing streak while Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth for his 24th save.
The Pirates slide back to reality continued Friday night as they added once again to the loss column coming off a sweep at the hands of the fifth place Chicago Cubs.