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Billy Hamilton A Free Agent Once Again

The Atlanta Braves declined their mutual option on outfielder Billy Hamilton for the 2020 season, making him a free agent. Hamilton had a $7.5 million mutual option, but the Braves will instead pay him a $1 million buyout. He earned an extra $200,000 this year in bonuses based on plate appearances. The 29-year-old hit a... Read More

3 months ago

Mets Decline Juan Lagares' Option

The New York Mets declined the option for outfielder Juan Lagares, ending his 13-year run with the team and making him a free agent. Lagares' option was worth $9.5 million, but they'll instead pay him a $500,000 buyout. The 30-year-old has become a glove-first player in the big leagues, but he's become injury-prone and averaged... Read More

3 months ago

Mets Hire Carlos Beltran As Manager

The New York Mets hired former All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran as their new manager on Friday. He'll receive a three-year deal with an option for a fourth season. The nine-time All-Star played for New York from 2005 to 2011, but this will be his first gig as a manager in the big leagues. Beltran spent... Read More

3 months ago

Alex Gordon Becomes Free Agent

The Kansas City Royals will decline outfielder Alex Gordon's $23 million option and buy him out for $4 million. He'll become a free agent, but the Royals are hoping to bring him back at a rate that makes sense. The 35-year-old just isn't worth the $23 million these days. He wasn't as bad as expected... Read More

3 months ago

Royals Name Mike Matheny As Manager

The Kansas City Royals hired Mike Matheny as their next manager on Thursday. Matheny, 49, went 591-474 with the Cardinals from 2012-18 and was the first manager to reach the playoffs in his first four seasons. St. Louis lost to the Red Sox in the 2013 World Series. He was hired by the Royals as... Read More

3 months ago


George Springer Goes Hitless in Game 7

It was a terrible night at the plate for Houston Astros outfielder George Springer, who went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a walk in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday. He did make hard contact against Patrick Corbin, but he couldn’t find grass or the seats. It’s hard to say it's disappointing, but... Read More

3 months ago

Howie Kendrick Blasts Nationals Ahead in Seventh Inning

Houston Astros relief pitcher Will Harris replaced starting pitcher Zack Greinke after he gave up a homer to Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and a walk to outfielder Juan Soto. Harris followed and designated hitter Howie Kendrick answered with a dinger off the right field foul pole in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday. It gave the... Read More

3 months ago

Adam Eaton Drives in Two Insurance Runs and Steals Base

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton singled in Yan Gomes and Victor Robles in the ninth to give the Nationals a four-run cushion at 6-2 in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday. In the eighth, he stole a bag that led to Juan Soto driving him in on a single. It was a huge... Read More

3 months ago

Juan Soto Goes 2-for-4 in Game 7 Win

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was electric at the plate in Game 7 on Wednesday, working long at-bats and driving the ball around the field. On top of his two hits, he rocketed one down the right field line that was pocketed by Ryan Zimmerman. He also worked a seventh-inning walk that led to the... Read More

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MLB DFS Top Value Plays for Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to our DFS Top Value Plays column for the 2019 MLB Poststeason. As you might imagine, this column will take on a different look for the month of October than you are used to seeing during the regular season. There are fewer games (thus... Read More

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George Springer Stays Hot In Defeat

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer went 2-for-4 with one run scored and two doubles in the team's 7-2 loss to the Nationals in Game 6 of the World Series. With the Astros trailing 1-0 in the first inning, Springer sparked the offense with a double and then scored on a sacrifice fly from Jose Altuve.... Read More

3 months ago

Juan Soto's Blast Powers Nationals

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto hit a towering, majestic home run in the fifth inning of the Nationals 7-2 win over the Astros in Game 6 of the World Series. With the game tied 2-2, Soto sent a pitch into the upper deck and the Nationals never looked back. The Astros have thrown their best... Read More

3 months ago

Adam Eaton's Homers In Game 6 Win

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton went 1-for-2 with a walk, a home run and two runs scored in the Nationals Game 6 triumph over the Astros 7-2. Eaton smoked a laser over the left field fence to tie the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning and was followed two batters later by a tie-breaking... Read More

3 months ago

MLB DFS Top Value Plays for Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 (Premium Content)

All other Premium Tools can be accessed on the premium dashboard. Welcome to our DFS Top Value Plays column for the 2019 MLB Poststeason. As you might imagine, this column will take on a different look for the month of October than you are used to seeing during the regular season. There are fewer games (thus... Read More

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George Springer Goes 2-for-3 In Game 5 Victory

Springer was amazing at the plate in this game, going 2-for-3 and walking twice. He not only drove in two runs, but scored twice himself. Springer has been a do-it-all bat for the Astros in the leadoff spot all season long and he's showing his guts this postseason. Even in unfavorable match-ups, Springer is working... Read More

3 months ago


Juan Soto Homers in Game 5 Loss

It was a sad game for the Nationals, who never held the lead and had to deal with the best pitcher in baseball for seven innings. Soto certainly did his job, leading off the second inning with a single and hitting a home run in the seventh. The rest of the order struggled and only... Read More

3 months ago

Yordan Alvarez Establishes Astros in Game 5 Win

Alvarez blasted a 95-MPH sinker over the centerfield wall in the second inning to put the Astros up 2-0 in game five of the World Series. It was a series of unfortunate events for the Nationals, with Yuli Gurriel singling off of an infield deflection the batter before. Alvarez ended up going 3-for-3 before getting... Read More

3 months ago

Yordan Alvarez Gets Start In Left Field

Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez will make an appearance in the outfield as the rookie will start and hit sixth in Game 5 of the World Series. Alvarez has not played the field at all during the postseason but it is all hands on deck for this crucial game with the series tied 2-2.... Read More

3 months ago

Adam Eaton Out To Start New Hitting Streak

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton will start and hit second against Gerrit Cole and the Astros in Game 5 of the World Series. Eaton had a seven-game playoff hitting streak snapped in Game 4 but is still hitting .400 in the World Series with three runs batted in. Eaton is slashing .289/.372/.474 against right-handed pitching... Read More

3 months ago

Juan Soto Looks For Seconds Against Gerrit Cole

Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto will start and hit cleanup against Gerrit Cole and the Astros in Game 5 of the World Series. The Nationals have lost the last two games and Soto is 0-for-7 with four strikeouts during that span. Soto, however, will be counted on to deliver in Game 5 against Cole. The... Read More

3 months ago


Michael Brantley Goes 3-for-5 And Scores Twice in Game 4 Win

Mr. Consistent has continued his ways into the World Series and now has eight total hits in four games. They're going to need him more than ever in game five, as Max Scherzer takes the mound at home in Nationals Park. The Astros and Nationals are tied up 2-2, so it's now a best-of-3 series.... Read More

3 months ago

George Springer Looks To Spark Astros

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer went 2-for-4 and reached base three times in the Astros 4-1 win over the Nationals in Game 3 of the World Series. Springer will hit leadoff in Saturday's pivotal Game 4 and will face Nationals starter Patrick Corbin. Springer has multiple hits in two of his last three games and,... Read More

3 months ago

Jake Marisnick Gets Starting Nod For Game 4

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick will start and hit eighth in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. With National left-handed starter Patrick Corbin on the mound, veteran Josh Reddick will come off the bench in this pivotal game. This is quite a gamble from manager A.J. Hinch as Marisnick has seen only four... Read More

3 months ago

Adam Eaton White-Hot Heading Into Game 4

Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton is enjoying a fantastic World Series thus far, going 6-for-12 (.500) through the first three games heading into Game 4. Eaton also will take a seven-game playoff hitting streak into the game and is 10-for-29 (.344) with six runs batted in during that span. The veteran table-setter has also done... Read More

3 months ago

Michael Brantley Rides Hot Streak Into Game 4

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is streaking at the plate right now and will try to keep it going into Game 4 of the World Series. Brantley went 2-for-4 with two RBI-singles in Game 3 and the veteran is now 6-for-15 (.400) over his last four playoff games. After a slow start to his postseason,... Read More

3 months ago


DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/26/19): MLB DFS Lineups

Game 4 of the World Series is upon us, and with it comes another Showdown game. This matchup sees Patrick Corbin and Jose Urquidy going head-to-head in perhaps the least impressive matchup of the series so far. This game has the total set at 8, largely because it is being played outdoors in Washington in... Read More

3 months ago

Yordan Alvarez The Odd Man Out In Game 3

Houston Astros rookie outfielder Yordan Alvarez is not in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the World Series against the Nationals on the road with the designated hitter no longer in play. Josh Reddick will stick in right field and will hit seventh on Friday against Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez. Alvarez took the league... Read More

3 months ago

Shin-Soo Choo Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (shoulder) underwent a minor surgery -- an AC joint debridement -- on his shoulder that is expected to keep him out for six to eight weeks. "It’s a relatively minor procedure with a timeline our medical staff believes will allow him to have a normal offseason. We expect he’ll be... Read More

3 months ago

Top 30 Impact Prospects for 2020 Redraft Leagues

The off-season prospects coverage kicked off recently at Rotoballer with the Top 30 Dynasty Prospects list. This week, we’re taking our first stab at projecting the top impact prospects for 2020 redraft leagues. Looking ahead, the 2020 wave of MLB rookies should be much more pitching heavy than it was last year as numerous key... Read More

3 months ago

Yankees Unsure Of Jacoby Ellsbury's Status

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) is "not in a position health-wise" for the team to know if he's a realistic option for the 2020 season. Ellsbury has battled a wide range of injuries and hasn't played for the Yankees in the last two seasons. There will obviously... Read More

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