Injuries Already Taking Toll For Fantasy Baseball Owners In 2016First, it was the Arizona Diamondbacks losing outfielder A.J. Pollock before the season even began, and now it's the Chicago Cubs losing catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber in the first week. The San Diego Padres also may have lost starting pitcher Tyson Ross for awhile. What do you do if these guys are on your roster?
Pros And Cons To Starting Travis Shaw At Third Base Over Pablo SandovalHere's a look at some of the pros and cons of naming Travis Shaw the starting third baseman for the Red Sox.
Starting Brock Holt In Left Field Indicates Farrell Will Be Aggressive In 2016Starting Holt shows that Farrell is willing to make whatever move he deems necessary to win now, regardless of a player's pay-grade.
Starting Travis Shaw Is Still A Major Risk For The Red SoxTravis Shaw should and will get playing time this season. It just doesn't have to happen right away.
Brock Holt Steals Base, Scores Run For AL In All-Star GameRed Sox utility man Brock Holt made the most of his first All-Star game Tuesday night in Cincinnati.
Fantasy Baseball All-Star Edition: Which Players Do You Actually Want On Your Team?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.
Keller @ Large: Be Flexible Like Brock HoltWhy shouldn’t pro athletes, or members of Congress, be expected to multi-task, and make themselves as useful as possible?
Roche: Sharing Some All-Star ThoughtsI say this all the time -- it is a big deal for guys to be named to the All-Star team.
Inside Baseball: Brock Holt All-Star Nod A Great Story But An Indictment On Red SoxWhile 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 Named All-Star Reserve; Bogaerts On Final Vote BallotBrock Holt will represent the Boston Red Sox at the 2015 MLB All Star game next week in Cincinnati.
When It Comes To Fantasy Baseball, Always Beware Wrist And Foot Injuries On Your RosterStrange 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.
5 Things: Holt's Cycle And St. Louis HackThere 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.