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Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Justin Morneau
There are just seven weeks left in the MLB regular season, which means the fantasy baseball playoffs are even closer. Athlon Sports has everything you need to catch up on what took place on the fantasy diamond during the past seven days. Our...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Athlon keeps fantasy GMs up to date with a complete look at MLB's bullpen situations.TeamCloserSetupWatch ListArizonaBrad ZeiglerJ.J. PutzJoe Thatcher, Heath BellAtlantaCraig KimbrelJordan WaldenScott Downs, Luis Ayala, Anthony Varvaro, Eric O...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Athlon keeps fantasy GMs up to date with a complete look at MLB's bullpen situations.TeamCloserSetupWatch ListArizonaBrad ZeiglerJ.J. PutzJoe Thatcher, Heath BellAtlantaCraig KimbrelJordan WaldenScott Downs, Luis Ayala, Anthony Varvaro, Eric O...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Mike Trout continues to wow fans in Anaheim, the Braves are once again the hottest team in baseball, J-Hey sparks Atlanta, lefties can't beat the Indians, Pedro Alvarez kills the Cardinals and A-Rod's financial loss. These and other...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Justin Upton
August is here and that means fantasy playoffs are quickly approaching. Athlon Sports has everything you need to catch up on what took place on the fantasy diamond during the past seven days. Our fantasy junkies bring you last week's top...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Last season the most impactful trades didn’t seem that impressive when they were announced. But the additions of Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro by San Francisco shifted the balance of power toward the Giants in the NL West and eventually led...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Miami Marlins pitcher Chad Qualls celebrated his strikeout against the New York Mets with a self-congratulating fist pump…followed by a trip and tumble on the ground.   
Rich McVey
1 year ago
The Cardinals’ bats go silent in Atlanta, Jeter returns with a homer, Chris Sale’s tough luck continues and Colorado just can’t win three in a row. These fantastic figures and more amazing MLB stats for the week of July 22-28.1-8...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Oakland A's) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Carlos Gomez
Baseball is back in full swing as the pennant races heat up and the non-waiver trade deadline comes Wednesday afternoon. Athlon Sports has everything you need to catch up on what took place on the fantasy diamond during the past seven days. Our...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
David Wright Hits Himself in the Head with a Bat
David Wright not only chopped a grounder to short during the Mets game against the Braves, but also chopped himself in the head. During the fourth inning, Wright's bat broke just as he was finishing up his swing, resulting in a nasty smack in...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
In a freak accident, pitcher Tim Hudson's right ankle was broken when he was stepped on by Eric Young while covering first base last night. The incident ended one of Hudson's best starts this season and spoiled Atlanta's 8-2 victory...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
Erik Bedard willingly leaves a no-hitter, the Marlins can’t score and Brandon Phillips emerges as the best lineup protection in the game. These stats and more in this edition of Amazing MLB Stats for the week of July 15-21.0  ...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
As news broke yesterday of Ryan Braun’s suspension, I am reminded that when cheating and performance-enhancing drugs are involved, there are many more losers than winners. The fans, the Brewers’ organization, MLB, the Players...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (St. Louis Cardinals) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Hanley Ramirez
The All-Star break is over, so it's time for the pennant races, both on the field and in fantasyland to start heating up. With just three games being played this past weekend, Athlon Sports is here to catch you up on who some of the hottest...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke sported a throwback jersey during a recent game against Miami. Unfortunately, it was misspelled, with the "U" and the "K" in Milwaukee swapped on the front. Apparently, it was a throwback to when...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
D-backs Luchador
The Arizona Diamondbacks have introduced D-backs Luchador (@DbacksLuchador) as an official mascot. Because why wouldn't you want your baseball team to have a Mexican wrestler to represent your franchise, right? Right?  The @Dbacks...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
During last night's MLB All-Star Game, Prince Fielder managed to reach third base. No, we're serious. He chugged his way around the bases like a fat gazelle, punctuating his effort with a head-first slide into third. No word on whether he...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
Tim Lincecum
The Rays’ pitching is stingy, the Mariners’ bats get lively, a Brew Crew starter finally completes a game, the Pirates finally answer the A’s and Tim Lincecum finds his groove with a no-no. These notable numbers and more from the...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (St. Louis Cardinals) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has taken Major League Baseball by storm since defecting from Cuba, fleeing to Mexico and signing a seven-year, $42 million deal last season.Yet despite the fact that the 22-year-old wunderkind has...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Alfonso Soriano
It's All-Star week, so even though the fantasy action won't resume until Friday, Athlon Sports is here to catch you up on what took place over the last seven days. In addition to breaking down last week's top hitters and the hottest...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Singer Carly Rae Jepsen Throws Worst First Pitch in the History of Baseball
Singer Carly Rae Jepsen was asked to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays’ game against the Houston Astros this past weekend. The result? Well, it was terrible. Bad. Horrific. If the catcher was 50 feet closer and had a...
Rich McVey
1 year ago

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