At Fantasy Baseball Season's Quarter Pole, It's Time To Accept Patterns And TrendsMost teams in MLB have played close to 40 games at this point of the season, meaning the fantasy baseball season is one quarter over. If you've been waiting for that veteran to come around and start hitting, it's time to give up on the dream. If that pitcher still has an ERA way north of five runs per game, you may need to look elsewhere for wins and strikeouts. This is the time of the year when trends become permanent, really. Sticking too long with players headed for bad seasons only can hurt your team.
Staying Loyal To Slumping Players Can Bury Your Fantasy Baseball TeamStaying 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.
Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some TweaksIt 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.
Reds Pitcher’s Wife Claims She Was Attacked By Pirates FanPittsburgh 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.
Votto Drives In 2 As Reds Beat Bucs, 5-4 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.
Walk On Wednesday: Latos, Reds Should Be Angry At Chapman, Not BucsPirates color commentator and former pitcher Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show today for another edition of his weekly segment, "Walk on Wednesday."
Pirates Vs. Reds Preview(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.
Latos, Reds Shut Down Pirates, 5-0Mat 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.
Padres Beat Bucs 7-3, Losing Streak At 10 GamesNot 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.

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