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Jon Lester Can't Get Ball out of Glove, Throws Glove to 1st Base for the Out

When the San Diego Padres' Clint Barmes hit a grounder back to the mound with one out in the second inning of Sunday's game, it looked like Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was going to start an inning-ending double play. Instead, Lester should be thankful that he was even able to get one out on the play. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Ideal Lineup Picks for April 19

As fellow daily fantasy players flee from struggling MLB stars, grab a comfy seat on the empty bandwagon and enjoy the ride. Misleading sample sizes provide opportunities to get lesser utilized, often cheaper commodities. Streaks come...Show More Summary

MLB Contenders Showing Concerning Early Weaknesses

No team is perfectly built. This is not breaking news, nor is it to say that one team entered this Major League Baseball season resembling such a thing. But as the season edges toward its third full week of games, teams that were expected to be postseason contenders have started to show concerning deficiencies. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: Best DraftKings MLB Pitcher Picks for April 19

Whether you want to spend big or look for value, choosing the right pitchers is the key to success in daily fantasy baseball. With two spots in a DraftKings lineup and likely a high percentage of your budget going to the men on the mound, the pitchers can make or break your team each day. Show More Summary

Early Roster, Lineup Changes MLB Teams Should Consider Making

We're three weeks into the 2015 MLB season, but a handful of teams around the league should already be thinking about roster and lineup changes they can make to improve their squad. While you don't want to overreact, April games count just as much as contests in September. Show More Summary

Early Roster, Lineup Changes MLB Teams Should Consider Making

Baseball is a game of adjustments. Defenses shift, pitchers tinker, hitters protect. And, of course, teams make alterations, too. It's early —scratch that, it's way early —but already clubs across both leagues are considering changes: lineup tweaks, bullpen reshuffles, minor league call-ups. Show More Summary

Impressive NL-Best 9-3 New York Mets Are No Early-Season Fluke

The New York Mets should not be a surprise right now. They started this season with everything they needed to be deemed potential postseason contenders and a question mark or two that could potentially derail them. But to this point, through 12 games, their youthful upside, promising rotation and veteran presences have all lived up to the hype. Show More Summary

Yordano Ventura Tossed After Getting Revenge, Intentionally Hitting Brett Lawrie

After the Oakland Athletics' Brett Lawrie injured Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar with a questionable slide Friday night, everyone knew that Lawrie would be hit on Saturday. It wasn't a matter of "if." It was a matter of...Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Booms Longest Home Run of His Career vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Bryce Harper really liked this pitch from Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Aaron Harang. He really, really liked it. On a 3-1 count in the bottom of the fifth inning, Harper sent Harang's offering all the way over the center field fence and off the wall. Show More Summary

Mets Pitcher Alex Torres to Wear New Protective Hat on the Mound

As Major League Baseball looks to protect its pitchers from comebackers, New York Mets pitcher Alex Torres is doing his part to promote safety. Last season, Torres—then with the San Diego Padres—wore a protective hat that made him look very odd on the field. Show More Summary

Justin Upton Injury: Updates on Padres OF's Quad and Return

The San Diego Padres were dealt an injury blow Saturday, as Justin Upton injured his quad in the team's loss against the Chicago Cubs. Continue for updates. Upton's Status Day-to-Day After Suffering Quad Injury Saturday, April 18 Dennis...Show More Summary

Jake Peavy Injury: Updates on Giants Star's Back and Return

The San Francisco Giants have gotten off to a rough start in 2015 and will now be without right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy due to an ailing back. Peavy was taken out of his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night afterShow More Summary

Cubs Fan Catches Foul Ball with Beer Cup, Chugs Beer

This Chicago Cubs fan knows that when a baseball lands in your cup, you have to chug your drink. With her Cubbies up 6-2 in the top of the ninth against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, this fan likely figured she'd be consuming an early victory beer. Show More Summary

Pete Rose to Join Fox Sports as Baseball Analyst

Pete Rose is coming back to baseball, or at least he will be getting paid to discuss the game as a television analyst for Fox Sports. According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Rose has signed a deal to be a guest analyst...Show More Summary

Greg Holland Injury: Updates on Royals Pitcher's Pectoral and Return

The Royals announced that Greg Holland was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday with a right pectoral strain. Continue for updates. Holland Heads to 15-Day DL Saturday, April 18 One day, Holland is picking up the save in a 6-4 win for the...Show More Summary

Josh Hamilton: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Star's Future with Angels

Outfielder Josh Hamilton's future with the Los Angeles Angels is very much in question, but the two sides are currently in talks to reach some type of resolution. Continue for updates. Trade, Buyout Potentially on the Table Saturday,...Show More Summary

5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers to Grab Before They're Household Names

Back in spring training, before the real fake games began, as it were, we provided two sets of sleepers. It's time for a few more. The first was a batch of 25 names to know, primarily for shallow leagues. The second set comprised 20Show More Summary

Struggling MLB Teams That Are About to Take off

"CAUTION: Results from the first week aren't always how they appear." Every MLB article you read over the season's first few weeks should come with that disclaimer. We're through 10 games, so it's way too early to make judgements on what we've seen over 2015's first few games. Show More Summary

Biggest Takeaways from the First 2 Weeks of the MLB Season

My, how quickly the 2015 Major League Baseball season is growing up. It's already two weeks old! However, we can't just stand idly by and watch the season mature. We need to study it and discuss what we've learned. We just did this last week when we took a look at the 10 biggest takeaways of the first week of the season. Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Baseball 2015: MLB DraftKings Strategy, Primer for April 18

Every selection in daily fantasy baseball requires careful consideration for a number of factors. You only get one day to make your mark, so you don't want to waste a pick at any position. With a full set of games Saturday, the key will be to take advantage of the best matchups both at the plate and on the mound. Show More Summary

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