Quick Hit Analysis Of Latest Transactions
Joel Pineiro signs with Angels: Doesn’t walk anyone but doesn’t strike anyone out either. Sweet WHIP and Wins last year but look at the previous five seasons. Turned down NL for AL. Smells like a trap to me. I’m passing unless on wire.
Octavio Dotel signs with Pirates: He brings the heat no doubt about it. Would love him as my #3 but could earn as a #2. He’ll start rocketing in ADP ASAP.
Bengie Molina signs with Giants: 20 HR and 80 RBI seems like a safe bet again. Too bad for those with Posey in keeper leagues. Giants need to stay in the West or Wild Card hunt for him to finish year in SF.
Jose Valverde signs with Tigers: What Tigers team are we getting in 2010? If it’s the good one he can have a big year. Solid #2 CL but will probably end up a #1 for a lot of owners due to lack of depth at the position.
Vladimir Guerrero signs with Rangers: Doesn’t qualify for the OF in most leagues so he immediately is off my radar, but people will not be able to resist the idea of him staying healthy with 81 games in Texas.
Aroldis Chapman signs with Reds: So many questions. A must draft in NL only. In mixed it’s a potential albatross sucking up a spot on your bench.
Adam LaRoche signs with D-Backs: Guess Brandon Allen isn’t ready. LaRoche is perfect for those looking to get .275-25-85 out of CI slot.
Vincente Padilla signs with Dodgers: If getting into fights with teammates were a stat he’d be a first rounder. No doubt he has NL only value, mixed value TBD.
Doug Davis signs with Brewers: Easy guy to root for but the quintessential fantasy spot starter.
Brett Myers signs with Astros: They say he’s proven he can pitch in a hitters park. What games were they watching? YPNM.
Aubrey Huff signs with Giants: People will roll dice he repeats his 08′ year. May be worth the risk since his price could be very low, but I’m shying away. Giants have a weird looking offense.
Kevin Kouzmanoff traded to A’s for Scott Hairston and others: lateral move for Kouzmanoff he’s just not attractive to me in fantasy baseball. Hairston I like due to double digit homer and steals potential. Will be low cost medium reward type guy.
Casey Kotchman traded to Mariners for Bill Hall: Ummmmm nevermind.
Ryan Church signs with Pirates: Sleeper value since he’ll be drafted as a backup but could get FT play should Clement or Jones falter. Nice $1 player in an NL only. Monday/Thursday in a mixed for now.
Scott Podsednik signs with Royals: He was huge for me in AL Tout last year so he has a special place in my heart. May be pricey even though one dimensional because he looks good for at least 30 SB.
Jack Cust signs with A’s: He is who we thought he is.
Eric Byrnes designated for assignment: If healthy he can be a huge sleeper this year. The guy had 50 SB and 100+ runs in 07′. Seems long ago but it isn’t. Monitor him.
Ramon Castro signs with White Sox: Saw him eat chicken wings once.
Brendan Donnelly signs with Pirates: Was a tiny tiny sleeper in Pittsburgh until Dotel signed.
Jerry Hairston Jr. signs with Padres: Played over 10 but under 20 games at 3B, SS and OF. Has $1 value in NL only, but not a good Monday/Thursday guy vs. a lefty if he’s only backing up righties.
Daniel Cabrera signs with White Sox: if there was one guy that I could get for $1 and he would blossom into a star it would be this amazingly frustrating gentleman.
Eric Hinske signs with Braves: Start printing the WS tickets, Hinske is the title magnet. Waiver wire guy at best.
Jason Botts signs with White Sox/ Dan Johnson signs with Rays: “nickel” (crickets)
Khalil Greene signs with Rangers: There is this little voice in me saying $1 guy on draft day but why? Because he’ll get two weeks at 3B when Young gets hurt and another two at 2B when Kinsler does?