CC Sabathia allowed six runs on seven hits, including one home run, walked five, and struck out five but still got the win as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 9-6 Sunday night as New York took two out of three at Fenway Park this weekend.
Sure, he got the win, but that doesn't make this an encouraging outing. Sabathia has fallen on difficult times and seems to be struggling to deal with declining velocity/quality of pitches. He has more name value than actual statistical value for the remainder of this season, and while he throws a lot of innings and will battle, I'm not taking the plunge any more this fantasy baseball season.ANALYST:
These types of wins will be harder to come by than in years past, as the Yankees lineup is still just a shell of what it was even two years ago. Owners in shallow leagues with start limits should probably consider dropping Sabathia, though his start Friday at Tampa Bay isn't a terrible matchup.ANALYST:
Ryan Tannehill said talks for a contract extension with the Dolphins have not yet begun.
Back in early February, there was a report that the Dolphins were discussing a contract extension that could pay Ryan Tannehill $105 million over seven seasons but that seems to have been put on the back burner. Colin Kaepernick and Andy Dalton signed similar contracts last offseason but only the first one or two seasons are guaranteed. He owns a 66.4 percent completion percentage in 2014 was fifth-best in the NFL. Tannehill turns 27 in July. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw.
No one can really be surprised being that the Nuggets are 20-39 on the season. There have been no reports of who the replacement might be but fantasy owners have to be happy with this news as it's been near impossible to predict Shaw's rotations. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Jets have been trying to lower Percy Harvin's salary to keep him.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports' said that he "would be shocked" if Percy Harvin agreed to take a cut in pay to stay in New York. Harvin is due a non-guaranteed $10.5 million but the Jets are trying to lower that number. If he does say no like most think, there's a chance the Jets could release Harvin. The New England Patriots have let it be known that they are big fans of the wide receiver and would be a prime candidate to pick him up if he became available. Analysis: Drew Phelps