Nationals Rally Against Rivero, Beat Pirates 10-7The Washington Nationals scored five runs off former teammate Felipe Rivero in the eighth inning to rally past the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Nats Clinch NL East, Beat Pirates 6-1 Behind Lopez, DrewThe Washington Nationals clinched their third National League East title in five years, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1.
Never Give Up In Fantasy Baseball, Even If It Seems Hopeless With Five Weeks LeftDepending on your fantasy baseball league's structure, there's either one week to go before the head-to-head playoffs begin or five weeks to go to the end of the Rotisserie season. Regardless, you should never give up on your fantasy team, no matter what place it occupies in the league standings. Since other owners will give up, you can use that to your advantage in order to finish as high as possible. Your roster just may end up surprising you in the end.
If Your Fantasy Baseball League Has A Trade Deadline, Act Fast To Make A MoveThere's still enough time left in the season to make a trade right now and have it work well for you down the stretch. Study those last-place teams with owners you know well and make them an offer they cannot refuse.
Marlins Top Pirates 3-2 For SweepChristian Yelich homered in the first inning, Miami added a pair of unearned runs and the Marlins rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Pirates’ Blass On Proposed Rule Changes To MLB: ‘I Hate It’Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass tells the “KDKA Morning News” that the newly-proposed MLB changes are “awful."
Reliable And Steady Fantasy Baseball Players Are Better Than Risky Rookies Right NowAs Major League Baseball teams approach the final 45 games of the season, almost all of them are giving playing time to rookies right now. It's always a risk to go with a rookie if your fantasy baseball team is challenging for the league championship in mid-August. While you may strike gold with a rookie, more often than not you're going to strike out with a first-year player. It's better instead to acquire non-flashy veteran players for the stretch drive, because wise fantasy baseball owners know they are reliable options.
Pirates Spoil Anderson's Return, Beat Dodgers 11-3The Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled Brett Anderson's return with a five-run first inning in an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Fresh New Faces Join Veterans In New Fantasy Baseball Roles Every AugustOnce the dust from the Major League Baseball trade deadline settles, it's easy for fantasy baseball team owners to find new players that improve the roster. Some of these accidental fantasy studs are fresh faces to the MLB circuit, while others are veterans making comebacks or players that have been on the bench biding their time. Regardless, the key is to find those players quickly and get them into your starting lineup fast enough to make a difference in the final weeks of the fantasy season.
Rodriguez's Home Run In 9th Gives Pirates 3-2 Win Over RedsSean Rodriguez homered to open the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
The Stretch Drive Has Begun For Fantasy Baseball OwnersWith just two months left in the Major League Baseball season, time is running out for fantasy baseball owners to make a serious move in the league standings. Small roster tweaks may not do it at this point, so always be on the lookout for shooting stars and streaking players in the MLB skyline.
Fantasy Baseball Owners Must Anticipate Trade Deadline DealsNow is the sneaky time for fantasy baseball owners to anticipate action at the Major League Baseball trade deadline coming up on July 31. If a team moves a star player, someone has to take that player's place in the lineup. There are statistics to be had there in such a vacancy, so if you can get the jump on a replacement now, your fantasy baseball team will be the better off for it. Likewise, if one of your star player's value takes a hit with a trade, you have to be ready to replace lost stats. Always keep an eye on the MLB trade deadline!