Red Sox utility man Brock Holt made the most of his first All-Star game Tuesday night in Cincinnati.
Just because someone is an All-Star in the eyes of Major League Baseball doesn’t mean you need or want them on your fantasy baseball roster. In fact, it’s mostly irrelevant to smart fantasy owners. By looking the hitters and pitchers in line for the big honor this week, you can find assets you have that other clueless owners might want in a trade. Think about how to exploit that weakness in your fantasy baseball league this weekend.
Why shouldn’t pro athletes, or members of Congress, be expected to multi-task, and make themselves as useful as possible?
I say this all the time — it is a big deal for guys to be named to the All-Star team.
While the story is no doubt a magnificent one, Mazz said the fact that the Red Sox’ high-paid stars couldn’t make the All-Star Game does not reflect well on the team.
Brock Holt will represent the Boston Red Sox at the 2015 MLB All Star game next week in Cincinnati.
Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
There is some important off-field news to report, and not all of it is in the spirit of the game. But there was plenty of excitement on the field to remind us why baseball is fun, starting with a rare batting achievement.
Is it wrong to ask Pablo Sandoval to be better — or at least as good — as Brock Holt?
Brock Holt became the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since 1996 and the Red Sox slugged their way out of a seven-game losing streak.