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.
White Sox Beat Angels 5-0; Mat Latos Lowers ERA To 0.49Mat Latos didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning, Todd Frazier and Jose Abreu hit solo home runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Dodgers Designate Mat Latos For AssignmentThe Los Angeles Dodgers have designated pitcher Mat Latos for assignment on Thursday.
Padres Spoil Seager's Debut, Down Dodgers, 10-7Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and Yangervis Solarte had four hits to lead the San Diego Padres to a 10-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
Dodgers Down Lester, CubsAndre Ethier singled in a pair of go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally past the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Latos Struggles As Reds Dismantle DodgersBilly Hamilton had a career-high four hits, including a solo homer, to help the Cincinnati Reds defeat former teammate Mat Latos and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 10-3 Thursday night for just their third victory in nine games.
Staying Loyal To Slumping Players Can Bury Your Fantasy Baseball TeamStaying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he's going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.
Dodgers Lose Second Straight Game To PiratesLeft-hander Francisco Liriano hit the first home run of his 10-year career and Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 3 as the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday.
Mat Latos Set For Dodgers Debut Sunday In Freeway Series FinaleNewly acquired pitcher Mat Latos will make his Dodgers debut on Sunday, as he takes on the Los Angeles Angels in the final game of a three-game series.
Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some TweaksIt happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you're lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it's a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
Dodgers 3B Justin Turner To Be Placed On DLThe Dodgers will place third basemen Justin Turner on the 15-day Disabled List, along with sending pitchers Zach Lee and Mike Bolsinger down to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Dodgers Finalize 13-Player Deal With Braves, MarlinsThe Los Angeles Dodgers made a splash this week by completing a 13-player deal with the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves.

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