411 on Winter Meetings Moves
With the Winter Meetings now over, here’s a list of the more notable trades/signings along with Siano’s brief fantasy analysis. Cory chimes in as well.
New York Yankees – Acquired OF Curtis Granderson.
I could see a monster year here. I’ve always been a fan and think he puts up
#2 OF stats at worst in a 12 teamer.
Detroit Tigers – Acquired LHP Phil Coke and OF Austin Jackson from the Yankees, and RHP Max Scherzer from the Diamondbacks.
Coke a non-issue. Jackson a must in keeper leagues and worth a flier
late in mixed leagues. Will get drafted in all AL only leagues.
Scherzer is very attractive. Even though going to AL gets the park bump
and love the K potential. I’d draft him on mixed and AL only.
Arizona Diamondbacks – Acquired RHP Edwin Jackson and RHP Ian Kennedy.
Edwin is still a player in mixed leagues. Could be a great #3 if not
#2. I’d draft him in a mixed and bid on him in an NL only. Kennedy is a
sleeper in NL only at a buck. Change of scenery does work and out of AL.
Seattle Mariners – Signed INF Chone Figgins to four-year contract.
Cory says “I don’t think his value changes much, and the M’s might move him around a
little, possibly giving multi-position bonus value. Will he hit ahead or behind
of Ichiro? Wonder if that will change things.”
Baltimore Orioles – Acquired RHP Kevin Millwood.
I wouldn’t touch Millwood with a ten foot pole. From the frying pan
into the fire plus injury concerns. He’ll get drafted in a mixed late
but still YPNM.
Houston Astros – Acquired RHP Matt Lindstrom.
Siano says #3 in mixed. Cory more optimistic. “Great K and HR rates
when healthy… If healthy again he could be a great #3 in mixed
leagues or a #2 for those who discount saves.”
Houston Astros – Signed INF Pedro Feliz to one-year deal.
Cory says “Worth about the same in Houston as in Philly.
Minute Maid is a great park for low-OBP righty power hitters (ie, Miguel Tejada).”
Texas Rangers – Signed RHP Rich Harden to one-year deal.
Washington Nationals – Acquired RHP Brian Bruney.
$1 in NL only. He can strike people out and be a low level closer if needed if he could ever stay healthy.
Detroit Tigers – Signed INF Adam Everett to a one-year contract.
$1 in AL only at best.
Milwaukee Brewers – Signed C Gregg Zaun to a one-year contract.
$1 in NL only. Monday / Thursday in mixed.
-Wolf is a must in NL only and TBD in mixed, probably a 4 or 5 when drafted but cut after a bad start and go POD.
-Lowell is interesting in Texas. He can hit and could be kept fresh at 1B and DH. Love him at UT or CO.
-Rafael Soriano if closing on TB has the stuff. Great #3 but could make it as #2 closer in 12 team mixed.