News and notes from around the league for June 10, 2013.
A review of a new book about antitrust and baseball.
What the numbers say about making a mid-season sacrifice.
The Mets demote their once-promising first baseman, the Brewers swing a deal for power at a corner, Scooter Gennett is in the majors, and the Dodgers are down yet another pitcher.
The time a team had nothing to show for its selections.
The Atlanta Braves are now the only team not to use a spot starter. Tonight, Scott Feldman will try to continue his success against Shin-Soo Choo when he takes on the Reds.
Many fantasy owners have prejudged certain players, like Adam LaRoche, as fast or slow starters, but the data on April performances paints a much cloudier picture.
Updates on Miguel Sano, Michael Ynoa, Albert Almora, and more.
Ben and Sam discuss how impressive it is when players play sick, whether hitting coaches are more important than they’d previously thought, and the season’s most disappointing teams.