David Ortiz Wins Edgar Martinez Award For Outstanding DHIt's not the MVP award, but it's still a much-deserved honor for the retiring Big Papi on his way out.
All-Star Game Winner No Longer Gets World Series Home-Field AdvantageThe league that wins baseball's All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series, which instead will go to the pennant winner with the better regular-season record.
Ortiz Has Two Doubles, Three RBIs As Sox Beat A'sRight-hander Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings for his major league-leading 19th victory and David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Oakland A's 11-2 on Saturday night at Oakland Coliseum.
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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.
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.
Red Sox Clobber Diamondbacks, 16-2Mookie Betts hit three home runs as the Boston offense went on a tear.
Leon, Holt Homer As Red Sox Beat Diamondbacks, 6-3Sandy Leon and Brock Holt homered and Brad Ziegler pitched out of a bases loaded, nobody out eighth-inning jam with three strikeouts to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 interleague victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
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.
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.
Red Sox Lose 5-2 To LA Angels In CaliforniaAlbert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the third inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a lead they would never relinquish in a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night in front of 43,150 at Angel Stadium.