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Trading Places: Alex Gonzalez and Yunel Escobar (Thursday July 15th, 2010 - by Nate Springfield)On Wednesday morning the second major trade in less than a week happened when the Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves swapped shortstops as key components of a 5 player trade. Former Braves Yunel Escobar and Jo-Jo Reyes are being shipped North of the border for Alex Gonzalez and two minor-leaguers.
The 606 - July 15, 2010 (Thursday July 15th, 2010 - by Dan Port)Today's 606 starts the post-All Star games with a nice contrast, as a soft-tossing veteran knuckleballer who has revitalized his career takes on a young reigning two-time Cy Young Award winning phenom in the bay area.
Under the Radar - Second Half Pitchers (Monday July 12th, 2010 - by Nate Springfield)Each week Baseball Press will be providing some Under the Radar fantasy players for NL-Only Leagues, AL-Only Leagues and Mixed Leagues. These articles will be dedicated to finding those diamonds in the rough on the waiver wire that will either be a short term or long term replacement to an injury or struggling player on your fantasy team.
Roto Renaissance Men (Week 14) (Monday July 12th, 2010 - by Nate Springfield)At the beginning of each week I am going to take a look at some Rotisserie Renaissance Men from the previous week. Stats in this edition cover the week of July 5th - 11th. These are the hitters that are solid contributors to all 5 roto categories and pitchers who are doing things right in 4 - and possibly 5 categories some weeks
The 606 - July 11, 2010 (Sunday July 11th, 2010 - by Dan Port)Today's 606 pits a pair of National League East rivals against each other in Flushing, New York, as the Braves battle the Mets at Citi Field on the last day before Major League Baseball enters the All Star break.
Trading Places: Cliff Lee and Justin Smoak (Saturday July 10th, 2010 - by Reggie Yinger)Left-handed stud Cliff Lee joins his fourth team during a span of two seasons. The Rangers hope that Lee provides the key that will push them over the top come the playoffs. In return, the Rangers deal away one of their top prospects in Justin Smoak.
The 606 - July 10, 2010 (Saturday July 10th, 2010 - by Dan Port)Today, a pair of surging righthanders square off in the city of grunge and overpriced coffee, as the defending champion Yankees battle the struggling Mariners in an American League showdown.
Under the Radar - Second Half Hitters (Friday July 9th, 2010 - by Nate Springfield)With next week bringing us the All-Star break instead of going with the normal format for the Under the Radar, this week I am going to be giving you some names that could be a big help to your team in the second half. I am also going to stray from our normal guidelines. Instead of 30%, all the players listed below are available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues. Not all of these guys are people that need to be plugged into your line-up next week - but instead there are some players to stash,
The 606 - July 9, 2010 (Friday July 9th, 2010 - by Dan Port)Today's 606 could have serious implications for the fate of the AL Central, as the Twins and Tigers, along with the White Sox, are all within a couple of games of the first place spot in that division.
The 606 - July 8, 2010 (Thursday July 8th, 2010 - by Dan Port)Today's 606 takes us out west to Colorado, as a pair of teams with identical season records send their aces to the mound. While the Cardinals are running away with the NL Central lead, the Rockies are still battling for playoff contention, so this game has massive implications for both squads.