Are Resurgent Veterans Worth The Risk In Fantasy Baseball?This week, we're taking a special look at New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia. The big guy hasn't been fantasy relevant since 2012, but suddenly, Sabathia is looking good again. Currently, his ERA would be the lowest of his long career if he could keep it going through the end of the year. That begs the question: Can Sabathia keep it up through the end of the year? We think so, and we explain why in this week's fantasy baseball advice column. Read on!
Fantasy Baseball Season Is One-Third Over, So What Does Your Team Need To Win?Two months into baseball season, and it's time to assess what categories your fantasy team needs to improve—and win. On offense, you want to find players that can help your team batting average, for example, or move you up a few places in steals. For the pitching side, do you need more wins or saves? Figuring out now where the biggest gains are to be had in your league will make all the difference through the summer months.
Napoli Blasts 2 HRs In Boston's 8-3 Win Over AngelsMike Napoli's timing at the plate returned at the perfect time for the struggling Boston Red Sox.
Napoli's Home Run Helps Red Sox Beat Weaver, Angels, 4-2Mike Napoli homered against former batterymate Jered Weaver and Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run double, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
6 Baseball Players With Beards Like 19th Century PresidentsStyles always come back. But who knew the bushy beards of 19th Century presidents would take over Major League Baseball?
CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 15 Starts And SitsWhen can you trust your struggling studs? Twelve starts into the season, Fantasy owners still have no idea what to make of Mike Minor. After he was sidelined with an injury to open the year, Minor just hasn’t been able to recapture his old form.
Sports Verdict: Bigger World Series Impact? Koji Uehara Vs. Michael WachaThe Cardinals and Red Sox are squaring off against one another yet again this year in the Fall Classic. While much of the spotlight will fall on marquis players like David Ortiz, a battle over a limited seven game sample such as this often boils down to X-Factors.
Napoli Hits 2 HR's To Help Rangers Beat AngelsA trip back to Angel Stadium cures anything that might be wrong with Mike Napoli's swing. Napoli homered twice in yet another impressive game against his former team, Yu Darvish struck out 11 over seven strong innings, and the Texas Rangers battered struggling Angels starter Ervin Santana for a 9-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday.
Angels Pitcher Tweets Out Mike Napoli's Phone Number The Rangers and Angels already seem to be building a potentially epic rivalry in the American League West, and now that C.J. Wilson has switched sides, he seems to have upped the stakes a bit. Some, including myself, would say he went a bit too far.
Rangers vs. Cardinals: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Game 6Fifty-one years ago, Major League Baseball's American League added two franchises, including the Washington Senators, who were replacing a team that went by that exact name from 1901-60 before moving to Minnesota and becoming the Twins. The Senators II did not inhabit the nation's capital for nearly as long as their predecessor, however, re-branding as the Texas Rangers in 1972. Regardless of what they have been called, the Senators/Rangers had never reached the World Series until last season, when they lost to a Giants team that had gone title-less since 1954, when it called New York home.
Napoli's Double Helps Give Rangers 3-2 Series Lead Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night and take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Napoli's HR Leads Rangers Past Tampa Bay Colby Lewis outpitched All-Star David Price, Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and the defending AL champions survived a shaky night from the bullpen to hold off the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Monday night in Game 3 of their postseason series.
Angels Finish Season By Losing 6 Of Its Last 7Mike Napoli broke a tie in the ninth inning with his fourth homer in two games, and the Texas Rangers finally clinched home-field advantage in the AL division series with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Trumbo Saves Angels With Walk-Off HR To Sink Texas Rookie Mark Trumbo hit a two-run homer off Mike Adams in the bottom of the ninth and the Angels avoided a four-game sweep with a 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday night.
Rangers Rout Angels 7-3, Gain Control Of AL WestMichael Young had three of the Rangers’ 17 hits and drove in three runs, and Texas opened its biggest AL West lead of the season with a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.