Staying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he’s going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.
It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
Pittsburgh Police are expected to release a statement about an incident at PNC Park last night, which may have involved the wife of a Cincinnati Reds pitcher.
Joey Votto drove in a pair of runs, and Shin-Soo Choo extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games on Saturday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that revolved around an early rain delay.
Pirates color commentator and former pitcher Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for another edition of his weekly segment, “Walk on Wednesday.”
(AP) — The third-place Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t likely to catch the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds, and could soon find themselves out of playoff contention entirely.
Mat Latos struck out a career-high 11 over six sharp innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
Not even a players-only meeting Saturday night could prevent the Pirates’ losing streak from reaching double digits. The San Diego Padres broke the game open with a three-run sixth inning en route to a 7-3 victory at PNC Park Sunday afternoon.