In a deal that sent shock waves through the baseball community last weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays sent Vernon Wells and his monstrous contract to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera.
While the Angels inexplicably handcuffed themselves with one of the worst contracts in baseball history, it’s not relevant to fantasy baseball. In fact, we don’t even care about Wells’ declining defense. All we really want to know is how his bat will fit into the Angels lineup.
2010 was a fountain-of-youth type season for the now 32-year-old Wells, as he blasted 31 HRs for just the second time in his career after posting home run totals of 16, 20 and 15 in the three seasons prior to last...
After a weekend break, Fantasy Baseball Insiders Tonight is back with everything you need to know from Monday night's action. Game No. 18 of 162 featured two of the hardest throwing young arms in the game: Mat Latos and Josh Johnson.
Game No. 18 - San Diego Padres vs. Florida Marlins
Josh Johnson threw a complete game three-hitter against the Padres Monday night, allowing just one run (a sac fly in the eighth) on 117 pitches. The 6-foot-7 right-hander also struck out 12 batters, while issuing just one free pass.
Game No. 17 of 162 in Fantasy Baseball Insiders' summer-long journey featured a revived Jose Reyes, and an impressive pitching performance this week's hottest pickup.
Game No. 17 - Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets
Jose Reyes had his best game of the young season Tuesday night against the Cubs, going 4-for-5 with a stolen base and two RBI. Two of his hits were bloop singles, while another was a hard-hit grounder up the middle. He made the most noise, however, with a two-run triple in the second, a well-hit ball that split the gap in left-center.
Game No. 12 in our journey to score 162 games this summer featured an Alfonso Soriano spotting and an unlikely performance from a less than desirable pitcher.
Game No. 12 – Houston Astros vs. Chicago Cubs
Carlos Silva pitched the game of his life on Friday against the Astros, allowing two unearned runs on five hits and zero walks in seven innings. The 31-year-old also struck out five.
Silva, who has a 4.70 career ERA, sports a 0.69 ERA and 0.62 WHIP through two starts. Some Cubs fans will tell you his early success is a direct result of Greg Maddux’s tutelage. This Insider, however, is chalking it up to pure dumb luck.
In a new segment on Fantasy Baseball Insiders, our Insider will answer a fantasy baseball-related question sent from one of our readers.
Whether you have a trade proposal you’d like a second opinion on, or you’re unsure who to add, drop, or keep, we’ve got you covered in something appropriately titled: the Insiders’ Inbox.
I’ve been offered Vernon Wells for Carlos Lee. As you know, Wells is off to quite the start (8 R, 5 HR, 9 RBI, .320), while Lee is not (2 R, 0 HR, 0 RBI, .111) . Should I buy into Wells’ hot start, or will Lee overcome his early 3-for-27 slump?