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.
Padres Issue Statement After Botched Handling Of Gay Chorus' National AnthemThe San Diego Padres issued a statement on Sunday after receiving heavy backlash when they botched the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus' National Anthem earlier in the week.
Padres Under Fire For Mishandling Gay Chorus' AnthemThe San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is criticizing the San Diego Padres for mishandling the group's scheduled performance of the national anthem.
Puig's 2-Run Single In 17th Leads Dodgers Past PadresYasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded and one out in the 17th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 9-5 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.
Why The Dodgers Can Never Win With That Dumpster Fire They Call A BullpenAs Dodger fans know, the team is in deep trouble whenever a member of the bullpen not named Kenley Jansen enters the game.
Perez's 5 RBI's Help Weaver, Angels Top Orioles 10-2Jered Weaver took a shutout into the seventh inning to win for the first time in almost a month, Carlos Perez homered and drove in a career-high five runs and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Not Again! Dodgers Lose Another Late-Inning Game As Padres Walk It Off -- With Bases Loaded WalkYangervis Solarte drew four straight balls from Chin-Hui Tsao (0-1) to bring in Wil Myers for the winning run.
Shoemaker Sets Career High In Strikeouts; Angels Blow Lead In NinthMatt Wieters hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Upton Homers In Ninth To Lead Padres Past Dodgers, 7-6Jansen (1-1) had converted all 14 of his save chances before Friday.
Orioles Power Past Angels 9-4 On 4 HomersChris Davis hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning — one of four in the game by the Orioles — and Baltimore defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday night in the series opener after blowing a three-run lead.
Angels Honor Vin Scully With Series Of Gifts Before Final Game At Angel StadiumThe team presented Scully with a series of gifts, including a letter from the Angels organization, a shadow box containing memorabilia from the 1989 MLB All-Star Game (Which Scully called in Anaheim), and a microphone from his first job as part of CBS Radio in Washington D.C.
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.

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