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Update from âlast week:
Adam Wainwright continues to dominate this year.
Jason Castro remains one of the few bright spots for the Houston Astros.
Khris Davis has cooled off but remains a fantasy option since he continues to play every day. He has raw power.
Matt Harvey will miss the rest of the season and possibly next year as well.
Asdrubal Cabrera is still having a terrible year. Stay far away in non-keeper leagues.
Jayson Heyward will miss the rest of the season with a fractured jaw. It was a frustrating year for Heyward and his fantasy owners.
Ricky Nolasco (P LAD) 68% owned in Yahoo! leagues – Nolasco has been an underrated acquisition for the Dodgers. He has been dominant since wearing Dodger blue. His numbers in August are: 5-0 35 K's, 6 BBs, 1.64 ERA. He’s the type of pitcher that you can count on in the fantasy playoffs right now.
Salvador Perez (C KC) 67% owned in Yahoo! leagues – Perez is finally starting to catch fire. He has loads of potential an...
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The struggles of Adam Wainwright have caused for a red alert about if the Cardinals rotation can hold up to the demands of the remaining pennant chase. Amid his worst back-to-back starts in his career, finding there is a common denominator to his struggles: the Cincinnati Reds. Finding an answer to his approach to facing the club on a collision course with the Cardinals this October...
Whoa. Whoa. WHOA.
Who is this guy impersonating Adam Wainwright? What has he done with Adam Wainwright? And can we get Adam Wainwright back? Those are the questions and I demand answers.
Our 'ace' was slapped around for another 6 runs over 6 innings on Labor Day (insert your best Ricky Horton 'laboring' joke here) coming off the heels of a 2 inning...
Adam Wainwright doesn't really understand what's going on with him and the Reds.
For the second start in a row, the Cardinals' top starter went to the mound looking to get his 16th victory and instead ended up just trying to make it through a few innings. Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered off him on Monday, leading Cincinnati to a 7-2 victory.
It felt as puzzling...
The Houston Astros have watched their catching depth be depleted by injuries recently, as they've lost Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi to concussions. The injury bug continued to feast yesterday, as the team's starter behind the plate, Jason Castro, exited early with a knee injury, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
Castro was removed from the game after collecting...
Houston All-Star catcher Jason Castro has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with discomfort in his right knee, ending his season.
Castro had a cyst in his right knee drained on Sept. 3 and appeared in two games at designated hitter since then, but has not played defense.
The Astros hoped that he would respond to treatment and be able to return this season, but decided Tuesday...
While it might sound bad, a diagnosis of a cyst on his knee is actually good news for Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro. After exiting Tuesday's Monday's game with a knee injury, Astros fans everywhere were holding their breath, ready for the worst. Fortunately, the cyst simply means Castro will be day-to-day.
Mark Berman of My Fox Houston says Astros GM Jeff LUnhow...
Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered as Cincinnati roughed up Adam Wainwright for the second start in a row Monday, leading Mat Latos and the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series between the NL Central rivals.
Latos (14-5) gave up four hits, including a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly by Matt Holliday, in his first complete game...
Mike Matheny was talking about Adam Wainwright, but could he just as easily have been talking about his entire St. Louis Cardinals team?
"He's searching right now," Matheny said to reporters after the Cards' 7-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. "He doesn't have the same feel he had earlier."
Wainwright was rocked for six runs and 10...
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals are playing for more than an NL Central crown and home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Some of them are, anyway.
Numerous players also have a chance to finish 2013 with a notable individual achievement. Here are seven who could go either way in the final 25 games.
With 97 RBIs, Craig is a lock for his first 100 RBI season, but a more...
In case there was any doubt as to who should be the Cardinals 5th starter, between Tyler Lyons, Carlos Martinez and Michael Wacha, Wacha put those doubts to rest last night.
Pitching in the heat of a pennant race against the team chasing the Cardinals, Wacha hurled 6 shutout innings, allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks.
Of course, it would have been nice if the Cards could have mustered...
The Cubs lost 3 and won 4 games since the last time we checked in, so while this doesn't really qualify as a winning trend, it didn't really help the Cubs in their quest for as high a draft pick as possible:
Houston has kept a strong grip on the overall #1 pick, and gained some help when their top offensive threat, catcher Jason Castro, sprained a knee. A second consecutive...
CINCINNATI (AP) Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto homered as Cincinnati roughed up Adam Wainwright for the second start in a row Monday, leading Mat Latos and the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series between the NL Central rivals.Latos (14-5) gave up four hits, including a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly by Matt Holliday, in his first...
With 23 games to go in the regular season, the Reds are 3.5 games back on the NLC and lead the second wildcard spot by 7.5 over the Nationals. It’s not exactly sewn up yet, but it’s felt pretty likely that our boys will be in the post-season for a while now. The real question has been: then what?
The first wildcard spot has belonged to the Cardinals for as long as the Reds have...
The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Matt Pagnozzi from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations, a day after All-Star catcher Jason Castro sprained his right knee.
The Astros haven't said how long they expect Castro to be out. But his injury Sunday left them with just one healthy catcher on the roster in Cody Clark.
Catchers Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi are both on...