Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
Phillies Open Series With Miami Tonight At CBPThe Phillies continue their nine-game homestand tonight as they welcome the Miami Marlins to South Philadelphia for the opener of a three-game series.
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.
Constant Vigilance Is How You Win Your Fantasy Baseball LeagueWe've all heard the story from a friend how he or she simply drafted their fantasy baseball team and forgot all about it until finding out they won the league in October. Generally, that doesn't happen very often thanks to injuries, slumps and inevitable bad luck. You have to stay on top of your team's roster all summer long to win.
Are Players Worth Keeping In Fantasy Baseball During A PED Suspension?The big news of the week in baseball, of course, was the suspension of Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Never mind that disgraced slugger Barry Bonds is the Miami hitting coach: There are plenty of jokes to be made there. How does this impact fantasy baseball? If you own Gordon, should you keep him on your roster? How are you going to replace his 50 stolen bases this season in the stat column? Don't fret: We have all the answers you need right here.
Blanco, Franco Lead Phillies Past Harper, Nationals 4-3Andres Blanco's three hits included a two-run homer and he scored the go-ahead run on Maikel Franco's seventh-inning double, helping the Philadelphia Phillies edge Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals 4-3 Tuesday night.
Potential Phillies Pitching Prospect Suspended For Rules Infraction In NJJason Groome attended a boarding school in Florida, and transferred back to Barnegat High. And that's the problem.
Phillies Players Get Emoji-Fied For New ShirtA new Phillies t-shirt features emoji versions of throwback players.
7 Bold Predictions For The 2016 MLB SeasonAnother year of baseball is upon us and with it comes another chance to make some bold predictions for the upcoming year.
NL West Preview: Giants And Dodgers Set To Battle For SupremacyIt's an even year, which we all know favors the Giants, but the Dodgers won't give up the NL West that easily.
2016 NL Central Preview: Cubs Favorites In Top-Heavy DivisionThe Cubs are retooled and ready to go. Ready to go and break a 108-year-old curse? We'll find out.
2016 NL East Preview: Can The Mets Be Beaten?Here's a look at the teams that will be standing in the Mets' way and a closer look at what the 2016 NL Champs have to offer.