Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Join one of our upcoming FanDuel leagues

The MLB and fantasy baseball season is long.

And if someone on your fantasy team suffers an injury, the season can seem even longer.  Much longer.

One of the ways to break up the long season is to participate in daily fantasy leagues, which is something we highly recommend.

If interested, you can join one of our daily fantasy leagues at FanDuel that we have set up over the next few days:
FanDuel's leagues are based on salary caps (i.e., there is not a draft).  My three leagues above are set up for five teams, entry is $5 and winner takes all.

Good luck!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Zack Greinke fractures collarbone in bench-clearing brawl

San Diego's Carlos Quentin took offense to being hit by a pitch (and some comments) from Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke in last night's game, which led to a broken left collarbone for Greinke.

When Quentin charged the mound, Greinke lowered his (left) shoulder and that's likely when the injury occurred during what resulted into a benches-clearing brawl.

That’s just stupid, that’s what it is,” [Dodgers manager Don] Mattingly told reporters, per Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. Times. “He should not play a game until Zack can pitch.

“He caused the whole thing. Nothing happens if he goes to first base. That’s zero understanding of the game of baseball. He’s not throwing at him 3-2 in a 2-1 game.”

After the game, Matt Kemp and Quentin nearly got into it in the parking lot, but the two were separated by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

Over the past two seasons, no player was hit more than Quentin: 2011 (23 HBPs) and 2012 (17).

These two teams will play again starting Monday in Los Angeles.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jered Weaver out 4-6 weeks with broken elbow

The Angels have placed ace Jered Weaver on the 15-day disabled list, but he will miss at least the next four weeks (and possibly more) with a non-displaced fracture in his left elbow, per Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times.

Initially the injury sustained on Sunday was believed to be a strain, but further tests revealed the fracture.

Per DiGiovanna, the Angels will likely move Garrett Richards into the rotation and they have called up Dane De La Rosa.

Weaver, who compiled a 38-13 record over the past two seasons, has an 4.91 ERA with six strikeouts and six walks in 11 innings this season.