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Fantasy Baseball 2014: Updating the Top 150 Big Board, Week 3

Bleacherreport.com  -  With the 2014 baseball season going full tilt, the fantasy version of the sport needs all kinds of attention. Like, every-week attention—lest we fickle owners get frustrated and cranky, and that just isn't good for anyone.With that in mind, it's time for the weekly update of the Big Board. Now that games are underway and fantasy drafts are over, the focus shifts toward evaluating playe 2 days

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Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers to Watch in 2014

Bleacherreport.com  -  There's a good chance almost every player employed by the Dodgers in 2014 is also faux-employed by fantasy baseball managers everywhere. From superstar, first-round picks like Clayton Kershaw to surprising, early-season gold mines like Dee Gordon, the Dodgers' abundance of talent translates to the fantasy world as well.Whether you're in a complicated keeper league or navigating the addictive seas 3 days

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Answer Man: Johnny Bench talks Mickey Mantle cards, catcher collisions and the 'Baseball Bunch' (but not Pete Rose)

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Growing up in small-town Oklahoma and idolizing Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench had an idea at a young age that baseball would take him places. When he was nine, he played Little League with 12- and 13-year-olds. He was the state's player of the year as a senior in high school and a second-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 1965. That's probably the last time anyone underrated the Hall of Fam 4 days

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Martin Maldonado hit the cover off a baseball — literally

Sports.yahoo.com  -  You’ll often hear a baseball player going through a good stretch at the plate described as “hitting the cover off the baseball.” What you never hear is someone described as “hitting the cover off the baseball,” followed by no, seriously, he hit the cover off the baseball.Because it never actually happens in real life.But it did happen on Friday night in Pittsburgh. Milwaukee Brewers backup catche 4 days

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WATCH: Brewers Martin Maldonado tears the cover off the ball, literally

Sports-kings.com  -  When we cheer for the batter to "tear the cover off the ball," we usually don't think they'll do it literally. Martin Maldonado did it (video) 4 days

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Baseball a Welcome Distraction for Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Bleacherreport.com  -  Reports this week detailing Yasiel Puig’s harrowing escape from Cuba have painted a vivid picture of the 23-year-old’s personal challenges since defecting.According to an investigative report by Scott Eden of ESPN The Magazine, Puig has received death threats from the human traffickers who arranged and assisted the Dodgers outfielder in his 2012 defection from Cuba to Mexico 4 days

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Mike Pelfrey Sums Up Mid-April Baseball in Minnesota in One Amusing GIF

Thebiglead.com  -  That’s about right. 4 days

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Fantasy Baseball 2014: Week 3's Buy-Low, Sell-High Trade Advice

Bleacherreport.com  -  What good is talent to a fantasy owner who lacks timing?Fantasy baseball—just like the real thing—is a game of skill, luck and timing. That last trait, in particular, comes in handy in regards to getting value in the trading game.Knowing which player(s) to trade away and which to deal for—and knowing just the right time to do so—can make all the difference.After all, it do 5 days

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