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|Nationals | Jonathan Papelbon likely to stay|
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:06:44 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Jonathan Papelbon is expected to remain with the Nationals, especially after the team just traded RP Drew Storen to the Toronto Blue Jays. General manager Mike Rizzo hasn't ruled out a trade of Papelbon, but the GM spoke highly of his closer on a conference call Saturday, Jan. 9. "We see Papelbon as being one of our late-inning relievers. He's been very effective at it his entire career, including last year, except for the last portion of the season," Rizzo said. Papelbon is guaranteed $11 million in 2016. RPs Shawn Kelley, Yusmeiro Petit and Trevor Gott were mentioned by Rizzo as possibilities for the eighth-inning setup role to Papelbon.
Fantasy Tip: Despite all of the talk surrounding Papelbon's fracas with Bryce Harper at the end of last season, he remains one of the better closers in the league and is on a winning club. Now that Storen is out of the picture, Papelbon is an even safer fantasy closer as a top-tier ninth-inning fireman.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Associated Press|
|Nationals | Shawn Kelley could serve as setup man|
Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:29:57 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Shawn Kelley is likely to move into the setup role vacated by Drew Storen after he was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. He also mentioned RPs Trevor Gott, Felipe Rivero and Blake Treinen as other pitchers who could vie for the eighth-inning job.
Fantasy Tip: Kelley should be of interest to fantasy owners who participate in leagues that use the holds category and he could see an occasional save opportunity on days when Jonathan Papelbon is unavailable. He went 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 53 games for San Diego last season, with 63 strikeouts over 51 1/3 innings, and should be targeted in the later rounds of NL-only leagues.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: The Washington Times - Todd Dybas|
|Angels | Yunel Escobar dealt to the Angels|
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:46:57 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Escobar had a bounce-back season in 2015 and posted an impressive .314 batting average. However, his counting stats don't have the same fantasy impact. Escobar scored 75 runs, hit nine home runs and drove in 56 RBI. It is modest production for a low-end middle infielder, and Escobar will have multiple eligibility across a few infield positions for the 2016 season.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: Los Angeles Times - Mike DiGiovanna|
|Angels | Huston Street deal agreed upon|
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:59:30 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and San Diego Padres have reportedly struck a deal Friday, July 18, for RP Huston Street in a 4-for-2 deal, according to a source. The Angels get Street and RP Trevor Gott, while the Padres get P R.J. Alvarez, SS Taylor Lindsey, SS Jose Rondon and another undisclosed minor-league player.
Fantasy Tip: Street is expected to take over closer duties in Anaheim, which will likely bump Joe Smith to a setup role. Street gets a bump in fantasy value pitching for a contender with more frequent save chances, while Smith loses a ton since he'll now likely be in an eighth-inning role picking up holds and not saves. Still, he is worth keeping in AL-only rotisserie formats for help in the ERA and WHIP categories. The prospects in this deal are still years away from having fantasy appeal.
|Comment (0)||| Share:||| Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal|