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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:23:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cuddyer's ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) fantasy stock is dwindling, and he might not be capable of playing every day with his nagging knee injury. Michael Conforto ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) could see fewer at-bats when Cuddyer returns, so the rookie's value may be fleeting. It is a situation to monitor.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:50:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) will take a slight fantasy hit going to the Mets, but he remains a high-end No. 2 outfielder in the majority of leagues. He has 62 runs, 18 home runs and 61 RBI this season with a .293/.323/.506 slash line. Make sure to avoid him at FantasyScore Friday. One ripple of the deal is rookie Michael Conforto ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) could find himself as the odd man out when Michael Cuddyer ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) returns from his knee injury, or at least, there will be competitions for at-bats.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:46:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wright ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as next week, so for the first time in a long time, there may be progress in his recovery. Still, he is a notoriously slow healer and has only played eight games this season. He is worth stashing, but keep your expectations in check with this version of Captain America.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:27:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) appears to be becoming a bat for hire over the past year, and while his fantasy stock wouldn't be drastically hurt by a move to the Tigers, it wouldn't help, either. Continue to check back for updates and don't make any hasty decisions until there are official announcements.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:08:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Mets are desperately trying to acquire another outfield bat to help their struggling offense, and Cespedes ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) would certainly fit the bill. While he'd be leaving a hitter-friendly park for a more pitcher-friendly venue, a trade to Citi Field won't drastically downgrade his fantasy value.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:48:22 -0700
The New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds may have hit a snag in their discussions on sending OF Jay Bruce to the Mets, according to sources. The Reds are having second thoughts about what the Mets are offering.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets' attempt at a trade for another high-profile outfielder fell apart the other day, too, when they balked at acquiring Carlos Gomez. Could it happen again? Stay tuned as the trade deadline nears. Bruce's ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) fantasy value figures to take at least a slight hit if he moves to a pitcher-friendly environment at Citi Field.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:57:36 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is closer to being traded to the New York Mets in exchange for SP Zack Wheeler Friday, July 31. The two teams are reviewing medical information. Bruce is hitting .257 with 17 home runs and 59 RBI in 350 at-bats and will make $12.5 million next year with a team option for $13 million for 2017.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets could surely use a power boost that Bruce ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) would give them. Bruce's fantasy value might take a small hit moving to a more pitcher-friendly environment in Citi Field, although his power can play anywhere.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:37:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Familia may deserve a bit of a pass for this one. He recorded the first two outs of the inning, but he was then forced to sit for 44 minutes because of a rain delay, and he was lit up when play resumed. Still, he has now blown three straight save chances, and the recently acquired Tyler Clippard could start to steal away some saves opportunities any day now.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:14:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A move away from the hitter-friendly environment of Great American Ballpark to the more pitching-friendly venue of Citi Field would cause Bruce's ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) to drop a little bit. However, he has power that plays anywhere, so it probably wouldn't be a drastic shift.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:06:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: d'Arnaud ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) was hitting .296 through just 77 plate appearances this season. d'Arnaud has shown flashes this season, but he has once again had tremendous difficulty staying in the lineup. He can be used by FantasyScore owners for as long as he's healthy.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:47:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Familia's ERA remains at just 1.70, and he does have 27 saves for the season. It's a rough patch for a guy who had previously been nearly untouchable, but his leash can't be much longer with Tyler Clippard now nipping at his heals.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:44:38 -0700
New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) will return from the disabled list Friday, July 31, but manager Terry Collins said the team will be cautious with him upon his return. "He won't be a four (games) in a row guy," Collins said of d'Arnaud. "He might play two and a day off. It'll all depend on how he feels." C Kevin Plawecki is likely to remain on the major league roster with C Anthony Recker being sent down. d'Arnaud hasn't played since June 20 and was hitting .296 with four home runs and 17 RBI.
Fantasy Tip: d'Arnaud ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has been a fine fantasy catching commodity for his bat, but he just hasn't been able to stay healthy enough to be viable for fake owners. Now that he's back, he could be a great addition to a team in need of catching, and he could be a great value play on FantasyScore, too, when he's in the lineup.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:23:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: d'Arnaud ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) should be given a couple days to kick off the rust, but his power potential makes him a low-end catcher option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:03:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lagares ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has lost considerable playing time to Nieuwenhuis lately because of a weak bat. Lagares has 17 hits in 68 at-bats (.250) in July with no home runs and five RBI. He should be avoided on FantasyScore today, and he could fall further down the depth chart if the Mets trade for another outfield bat at the deadline.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:31:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Uribe ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is hitting .348 in his career against Andrew Cashner and is a decent low-end flyer on FantasyScore today.
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