Fantasy baseball: What to look for when dealing pitchers at the deadline

Friday is an important day on the fantasy baseball calendar: At noon ET, the trade deadline arrives in ESPN leagues. Completely coincidentally, the 2021 regular season is scheduled to reach the three-quarter point on Friday, so we’re officially into the stretch run. With that in mind, it’s time to shore up your fantasy teams, to make that final push, especially

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MLB places Trevor Bauer on leave amid sexual assault investigations

Trevor Bauer was planted on a seven-day administrative leave by Major League Baseball amid its on-going investigation into sexual assault charges levied against the Dodgers pitcher. “MLB’s investigation into the allegations made against Trevor Bauer is ongoing,” the league said in a statement. “While no determination in the case has been made, we have made the decision to place Mr.

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Wolfpack best top prospect Leiter’s 15 Ks in CWS

OMAHA, Neb. — North Carolina State’s postseason just keeps getting better. The Wolfpack beat SEC pitcher of the year Kevin Kopps of Arkansas to win their regional, beat the Pac-12 pitcher of the year Brendan Beck of Stanford in their College World Series opener, and Monday night they beat projected top-five draft pick Jack Leiter. Terrell Tatum’s fifth-inning home run

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M.L.B. and Players’ Union File Grievances Against Each Other

The Major League Baseball Players’ Association recently filed a grievance over the shortened 2020 season, as they had threatened to do since negotiations with the league soured last summer. In turn, M.L.B. filed a countergrievance, and it has asked a three-person arbitration panel to expedite the process, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to

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In-Game Video Returns to Baseball, With Some Changes

The 2020 Major League Baseball season was unlike any other in history: Played amid the coronavirus pandemic, the regular season lasted only 60 games, and some of the game’s best hitters struggled uncharacteristically. Stars such as Jose Altuve, Javier Baez, J.D. Martinez and Christian Yelich each hit .219 or worse. Perhaps the reason was regression, aging or a smaller-than-usual sample

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