Projected Rosters for 2014 MLB All-Star Game

I made my personal selections for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game starters earlier this week.

Now it is time for projecting the entire rosters to be announced at 7 p.m. ET Sunday, including the Final Vote candidates and possible injury replacements.

Washington Nationals put Stephen Strasburg on disabled list

As was expected following his last start, the Washington Nationals have placed ace right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lat muscle in his back. The move was made after Strasburg was unable to make his scheduled bullpen session on Wednesday.

Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg leaves game with strained oblique

Prepare yourselves for a huge shock: Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg left his start Friday night against the Atlanta Braves with yet another injury. The Nats’ ace reportedly strained an oblique muscle and is likely headed to the disabled list as a result. As I’ve said many times over at Rumors and Rants, no one should be surprised by […]

Stephen Strasburg dealing with forearm tightness

Critics have long suggested that Washington Nationals right-handed ace Stephen Strasburg’s career will end up being short because of his herky-jerky delivery. Those critics have more ammunition now, as CSNWashington’s Mark Zuckerman is reporting that Strasburg is experiencing forearm tightness and could miss his next start.

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy For 2013: The Undisputed Top 3, Sleepers and Busts, and Where To Draft Bryce Harper

Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Miguel Cabrera, then what? We look at Fantasy Baseball 2013 and what players you should target at various stages of the draft.

Enough! Stephen Strasburg’s Status Not as Critical to Nationals’ Postseason Chances As It Is Being Portrayed

Just when there seemed to be a lull in the seemingly endless Stephen Strasburg innings-limit saga, the Washington Post stirred the pot again. But here is what many are missing: Strasburg’s future status just isn’t as critical to the Nats’ future post-season success as its being portrayed.

Are The Washington Nationals For Real?

The Nationals are 38-23 and in first place of the loaded NL East. But of course a young, successful team will field the question: “contender or pretender?”

The Top 10 MLB Pitcher/Hitter Combinations To Build Around

What current pitcher/hitter duo do you think is the best in Major League Baseball? Which duo would you most want to build a franchise around moving forward? Chris Callaway analyzes and answers both questions in this post.

In Celebration of Josh Hamilton…and the 6 Other Baseball Players I’d Pay the Most to See Play

There aren’t many players in the history of the game like Josh Hamilton. When healthy and of sound mind, few ever have been better. Even fewer have been more fun to watch. Thinking about all of this today led me to wonder what other current MLB players are Josh Hamilton All Stars — or the guys I’d pay the most to see play. It certainly wasn’t hard to come up with #2 on the list.

Fantasy Baseball Daily Picks: Stephen Strasburg, Nick Swisher, Howie Kendrick, and more

It’s time for another round of daily fantasy baseball picks, which I enjoyed doing so much last week that I’ve decided to continue this week. Among today’s picks: Stephen Strasburg, Nick Swisher, and Howie Kendrick, plus many others.

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: Advice on Ryan Braun, Bryce Harper, Closer Strategy, Sleepers, and More

After completing his first fantasy baseball draft of 2012, Kurt provides notes some things he learned and trends he is noticing that may help you out with your drafts.

Fantasy Baseball Strategy: Starting Pitchers – Roy Halladay vs. Justin Verlander – How good will Stephen Strasburg be? Yu Darvish?

Whose stock is rising? Should you draft starting pitchers early? Ryan McElroy answers these questions and more in the starting pitcher edition of his position primers series.

Remember Stephen Strasburg? Read this great profile on him by Peter Gammons.

Stephen Strasburg is making his way back from Tommy John surgery, and this profile about the hyped young pitcher, written by Peter Gammons, makes it sound things are going quite well. Ever-impressive Strasburg making his way back — Peter Gammons

Aroldis Chapman and His Mind-Numbing Fastball Impressive in Debut

Turns out urban legends might be true after all. One in particular proved true Tuesday night: Aroldis Chapman of the Reds really does throw well over 100 miles per hour.

Hey Ray Knight, you will respect Rob Dibble’s authoritahhhh!

Non-Hall of Famer Ray Knight had the audacity to disagree with fellow non-Hall of Famer Rob Dibble yesterday after Stephen Strasburg’s fourth start. Dibble was not pleased to have his authoritah disrespected.