Now that the draft is over, teams are focusing more on bolstering their rotations with one more piece, writes Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. No one more aggressive in the pursuit of pitching than Orioles GM Dan Duquette who knows that one veteran starter could make all the difference. While they're anxious to improve their starting five, it doesn't sound as if the O's will be in the mix for someone like Cliff Lee. “We’re looking for a starter and a reliever,” said Duquette. “We’d like to solidify our pitching all around because that’s the name of ...
On June 10, 1852, Benjamin Franklin boldly proved his theory of electricity. Also on this date, Boston Red Sox skipper John Farrell benched electric infielder Jose Iglesias.
In Iglesias’ place: Will Middlebrooks, who returned from the disabled list to reclaim his third base spot.
Farrell’s move on this front is completely understandable. Middlebrooks is a budding star (regardless of the fact he is hovering near.200 so far this season).
But benching Iglesias for Stephen Drew?
Has anyone seen Drew’s stats this season?
Through 51 games, Drew is batting .232 (41-for-177) with five home runs and 26 RBI.
Drew's 56 strikeouts lead ...
Quick math will tell you that he missed 159 games over that stretch. That’s nearly half of his games. He has played in 27 of the Red Sox’s 38 games, including the past nine.
Now that he is healthy, should he be in your fantasy baseball lineup?
Drew is still struggling at the plate. He’s hitting just .228 on the season with a .673 OPS. He has 26 strikeouts in 92 at-bats. Drew has eight runs, two home runs, 14 RBI and one stolen base. ...
If you play season-long, weekly, or daily fantasy sports, it is important to find sleeper picks. Here are our top sleeper picks for hitting for fantasy baseball, including tips for daily fantasy sports. But act now, before somebody else picks these sleeper picks up.
Dexter Fowler – OF, Colorado Rockies
Fowler had seven HR, 10 RBI and 13 runs in his first 14 games. Fowler’s career high in HR is 13, set last season. He hit 11 of the 13 before the All-Star break. While Fowler, now 27, stole 27 bases in 2009, he has not stolen ...