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Once MLB Trade Deadline Dust Settles, Your Fantasy Roster May Need Some Tweaks

It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.

08/01/2015

Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals rounds the bases after a solo home run off of Dan Haren #15 of the Miami Marlins during a game at Marlins Park on July 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Haren, Marlins Fall To Nationals 1-0

Max Scherzer scattered three hits over seven innings, Jonathan Papelbon got his first save for Washington with a perfect ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Thursday.

07/30/2015

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his solo home run in the fifth inning with third base coach Bob Henley #14 during the Nationals 7-5 win over the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on May 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Harper’s 3 HRs, 5 RBIs Lift Nationals Over Marlins 7-5

The Miami Marlins have always had a hard time getting wins at Nationals Park and this week was no different.

05/06/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: A view of the scoreboard showing the San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nationals in the eighteenth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Playoff Pinch Hits: Nationals One Loss Away From Another Playoff Disappoinment

The Nationals are facing NLDS elimination… again. The Dodges and Cardinals continue to slug it out.

10/06/2014

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with his teammate Brandon Crawford #35 after hitting a solo home run to right field in the eighteenth inning against Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Source: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Belt HR In 18th Gives Giants 2-0 Lead In NLDS

Brandon Belt, Yusmeiro Petit and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, never give up, and win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes – or how long.

10/05/2014

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Marlins Out Of Wild Card Contention

The Marlins failed in their late comeback attempt and saw their fleeting playoff hopes come to an end.

09/21/2014

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Jarred Cosart #23 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Returns, Leads Nationals Past Marlins

Ryan Zimmerman had two hits, including an RBI triple, in his return to the lineup and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Saturday night.

09/20/2014

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Tom Koehler #34 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on September 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

LaRoche Hits 2-Run Homer, Nats Beat Marlins 3-2

Adam LaRoche hit an early two-run homer to support Doug Fister and lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

09/19/2014

Tanner Roark #57 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Miami Marlins.  (Source: Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Marlins Comeback Falls Short, Nats Prevail 4-3

The Washington Nationals avoided being swept at the hands of the red-hot Miami Marlins on Wednesday with a 4-3 victory at Marlins Park.

07/30/2014

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 16: Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals slides into home after scoring on a hit by Ian Desmond #20 during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Werth HR Helps Nats Rally Past Marlins, 6-3

Jayson Werth’s homer scored three unearned runs against Jose Fernandez, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-3 Wednesday.

04/16/2014

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