Garcia expected to start for the Astros against Giants

LINE: Giants -113, Astros -104; over/under is 8 1/2 runs. BOTTOM LINE: Jose Altuve and the Astros will take on the Giants Sunday. The Giants are 34-17 on their home turf. San Francisco's lineup has 156 home runs this season, Kris Bryant leads them with 18 homers. The Astros are...
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Bryant has tough act to follow after Rizzo, Baez homers

Kris Bryant has two tough acts to follow when he makes his Giants debut Sunday against the Houston Astros at Oracle Park. Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez -- Bryant's former teammates with the Chicago Cubs -- both homered in their respective debuts with the new teams. Now the pressure is on Bryant, whom the Giants traded for Friday, to make it 3-for-3 for the former Cubs stars.
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Sunday BP: Happy Kris Bryant day

Hello and happy Sunday. What a happy Sunday it is. Nearly 48 hours after the exciting news dropped that the San Francisco Giants had acquired Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant, the 2016 MVP is set to make his debut for his beautiful new team. Bryant was unable to join the...
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Astros Prospect Report: July 31st

Another day of minor league baseball is in the books and you can see all the Astros affiliates results below. AAA: Sugar Land Skeeters (43-32) Game 1 - won 6-4 (BOX SCORE) Note: Blanco has 36 K in 27 innings this season. Alex De Goti, SS: 1-for-3, BB. C.J. Hinojosa,...

Wade Jr. reflects on parents' support following splash hit

It's not often that a player has the opportunity to launch a home run into McCovey Cove with his parents in attendance. For LaMonte Wade Jr. though, his splash-hit in the bottom of the fourth inning of the Giants' 8-6 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday, was extra special because of where his mom was located in the park at that moment.

What does it mean to be in first on Aug. 1?

It’s August, the beginning of the stretch run. The Home Run Derby and All-Star Game have come and gone, the Trade Deadline has passed, and playoff implication-laden baseball now takes center stage. It might feel like if a team isn’t in playoff position right now, it could be time to...
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Astros’ Luis Garcia looks to keep Giants at bay in finale

Two pitchers who went undefeated in July will be tasked with shutting down hot-hitting attacks on Sunday when the Houston Astros and host San Francisco Giants conclude a three-game series. Right-handers Luis Garcia (7-5, 3.19 ERA) and Logan Webb (4-3, 3.36) are the scheduled starters in the finale of a...
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Trade Deadline Dust Settles: A Look at the American League West

Well, the MLB trade deadline for 2021 has passed. The Houston Astros’ trades and moves says that they were happy with the state of the team beyond the need to improve the bullpen. They went out and confidently grabbed a couple of arms to hold those high-leverage innings. As for...

Mets, Kumar Rocker unlikely to agree to deal before signing deadline, per report

When the Mets landed right-handed pitcher Kumar Rocker, the Vanderbilt superstar, with the 10th overall pick in the 2021 draft, there was a feeling it could be a steal. Instead, it appears the Mets are going to be going without a first-rounder this time around. Due to concerns with Rocker's right elbow and apparently fruitless negotiations on a reduced signing bonus, the two sides are unlikely to come to a deal before Sunday's 5 p.m. ET signing deadline, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN.
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A look at the American League landscape after a wild July

This year’s trade season did not disappoint. After a wild couple of days, we’re gonna do our best to recap the action from one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memory. We covered the National League yesterday, so let’s look at the American League’s biggest transactional headlines from a wild month of July.

Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 3

A couple of months ago I was talking with @BerniePleskoff about Merrill Kelly. (Bernie is a former pro scout with the Astros and Mariners, and current writer for Forbes and Rotowire.com). He was very impressed with Merrill, stating: “He’s a very underrated pitcher. He keeps his team in the game and gives them a chance to win almost every time”
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Shohei Ohtani, Jaime Barria help Angels beat A’s 1-0

Shohei Ohtani ended a long run drought with an RBI double, Jaime Barria outdueled Cole Irvin and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Saturday. The Japanese two-way sensation lined a double to right-center in the third that drove in Matt Thaiss and ended the Angels’ string of 29 scoreless innings against the Athletics. It was Ohtani’s 82nd RBI of the season, which is one behind Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the major league lead.

Rest of Season Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Trade Deadline Fallout

FantraxHQ is the official content sponsor of Fantrax.com, the hottest Fantasy Site of 2019 and 2020. Welcome to another installment of my ROS (rest of season) rankings for fantasy baseball! Since it was a quiet week around Major League Baseball, I don’t expect to make many changes this week. Now that I think about it, that trade happened the other day. I should take that into account. And that other one too. No, not that one. The other one. No, the other one. Uh oh…

Waiver Wire Report (Week 18)

What a nightmare to figure out who’s fantasy value is up, the same, or down from all the deadline trades and subsequent roster adds and drops. All the players traded on Friday weren’t with their new teams until yesterday, so it’s tough to know everyone’s role. With so much going on, I’d recommend two things.