Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: These players could you win you the weekend and much more
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)With less than a week until the MLB Trade Deadline, fantasy rosters are about to experience some major changes. Here are some names who could get you through the weekend in style, with a few potential long-term options mixed in. The slugger doesn’t ruin a fantasy squad’s batting average, and his 17 homers and 52 RBIs would make him an asset on most squads. Those with some bench room could stash the 28-year-old now in hopes of getting ahead of a waiver wire rush for his services in a few days. With a 1.50 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP and 55 strikeouts, the rookie righty has been good enough to help fantasy teams even if stuck in a setup role.wftv.com
Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Get help before MLB All-Star break
With just three days of games remaining until the All-Star break, fantasy baseball managers should be focused more than ever on players who can help them this weekend. Since the 2021 All-Star break, Jansen has posted a 1.046 OPS, which shows that he has much more upside than most fantasy managers realize. He also hit 13 homers and posted a 1.027 OPS before making his MLB debut on July 12. Tyler Wells (SP, RP Baltimore Orioles, 49%)I seem to mention Wells every week, which means that Yahoo managers continue to be slow to pick him up. The right-hander has been one of the most consistent starters in baseball this year and now owns an impressive 3.28 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.wftv.com
Díaz has 3 hits, 3 RBIs in Astros' 5-3 win over Rockies
Rockies Astros Baseball Houston Astros' Aledmys Diaz connects for an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) (Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — (AP) — Aledmys Díaz had three hits and drove in three runs to help the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1on Wednesday. Díaz tied it with an RBI single in the first and gave the Astros the lead with a run-scoring single in the third. Díaz has has 19 hits and 14 RBIs in the last 13 games after missing about six weeks with a fractured hand. Astros: Houston is off Thursday before Zack Greinke (10-3, 3.69) will start in the first of three games against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.wftv.com
Say goodnight to the bad guys: Astros fall short in Game 7
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)SAN DIEGO – The Houston Astros spent this odyssey of a season as baseball's biggest villains. When Aledmys Diaz flied out with a runner on first to end Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, the bad guys finally lost. “The legacy of this group is that these guys are ballplayers, and these guys are men," said Baker, who took over the team in January. This was just a bunch of guys coming together and wanting to play damn good baseball and wanting to go to another World Series. Houston's lineup of veteran hitters simply kept slugging, and the Astros fought to the brink of the World Series.
Betts homers, Dodgers beat Astros 8-1; LA fans still sore
Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts, right, gets congratulations from Enrique Hernandez, after Betts hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES – Mookie Betts’ two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth inning, Chris Taylor added a three-run shot, and the Dodgers defeated Houston 8-1 on Sunday night with angry Los Angeles fans letting the Astros have it again. For the second straight day, the Astros were bombarded with messages towed by planes over Dodger Stadium. Go Dodgers” and “Hey Astros Try Stealing This Sign!” read others. Dodgers: Begin a three-game series at San Diego on Monday in a showdown between the NL West's top teams.
Astros rally to beat Dodgers 7-5 despite angry LA fans
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) and center fielder George Springer (4) celebrate the team's 7-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Los Angeles. But there were multiple reminders that Dodger fans haven’t forgotten the Astros’ cheating scandal from their 2017 championship. Kelly's curled lip has been immortalized in a spray-painted wall mural by an artist in Los Angeles. Taylor blasted a two-run shot into the right-field pavilion with two outs in the second, giving Los Angeles a 2-1 lead. Dodgers: RHP Dustin May, who took a line drive off his left foot in Arizona, had a CT scan that revealed a contusion but no fracture.
Governors warming to the idea of the return of pro sports
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)Governors around the country are warming to the idea of the return of professional sports to their states, with two caveats: continued progress against the coronavirus and no spectators in the stands. The heads of California, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania spoke Monday of the return of professional sports to their states, possibly as soon as next month. Gavin Newsom tied the return of pro sports with the state's continued progress against the virus. He also urged the state's pro sports teams to begin planning to resume playing without fans. New York state will help those major sport franchises to do just that, Cuomo said.