Should you be worried about drafting Manny Machado next year?

by KFFL Staff on October 11, 2013 @ 08:37:36 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Allen Craig (foot) will not play in the National League Championship Series.

Second Baseman

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Free Agents
The New York Mets are not expected to pursue New York Yankees impending free-agent 2B Robinson Cano or Cuban 1B Jose Abreu this offseason.

Third Baseman

3B | Manny Machado | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) has elected to have surgery to repair a torn medial patellafemoral ligament in his left knee. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, and Machado is expected to need four to six months of rehab.

The good news is that Machado's torn ligament isn't an ACL, PCL or MCL. The bad news is that he could be finishing up his rehab right around the start of the regular season. It could easily affect his performance in the early portion of the season, too. Tread carefully, but know that Machado's price probably won't come down at all because of this.

3B | Jeff Baker | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers designated 2B Jeff Baker for assignment Wednesday, Oct. 9.


C | J.C. Boscan | free agent | Transaction,
Chicago Cubs OF Thomas Neal, OF Darnell McDonald, RP Rafael Dolis, C J.C. Boscan and RP Zach Putnam cleared waivers Wednesday, Oct. 9, and were outrighted to the minors.


OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (ankle) could get the start in center field in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 11, according to manager Don Mattingly. It all depends on how Ethier's body responds to a workout he had Thursday, Oct. 10. He said he had "lingering pain" in his ankle but was "able to keep pushing it." "I feel like I'm really close to playing that. It's just, is it the time to test it in (the) playoffs? Center field is a lot different spot, of the three outfield spots, to give up a little defense. So it's one where I've felt comfortable, and I want to feel comfortable, and I'm sure Donnie and the staff want to feel the same way going forward."

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort said the organization has no plans to trade OF Carlos Gonzalez or SS Troy Tulowitzki this winter. "The plan is to keep them. Next year, yes. And my plan is to always keep them," Monfort said. "Is that the smartest thing in the world to do? I don't know. But for our fans I think it's the best thing to do."

Starting Pitcher

SP | Sonny Gray | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (thumb) suffered a broken left thumb in Game 5 of the ALDS and will undergo an MRI. He suffered the injury attempting to field a hard comebacker with his glove hand.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (knee) recently underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his right knee.

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday, Oct. 10, that SP Joe Kelly will start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 11, followed by SPs Michael Wacha and Adam Wainwright in Games 2 and 3, respectively.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers could look to trade SP Max Scherzer in the offseason, according to sources. He is one year away from free agency and is a Scott Boras client, meaning he's unlikely to sign a long-term deal so that he would be able to test the market. Scherzer is unlikely to accept a deal in the offseason. His salary is expected to jump up to around $20 million next year. The Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers would likely have interest and have the young pitching needed to get a deal done.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price thinks he will be traded this offseason. "It's not disappointing or anything like that," Price said. "This is a place I love to be. My teammates and everyone in the organization knows that. It's part of baseball and it's something I've seen go on, it's kind of something I somewhat prepared myself for." Price will be eligible for arbitration in the offseason, and his salary could move from $10 million to $13 million.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke has been announced as the starter for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Oct. 11. SP Clayton Kershaw will go in Game 2 on regular rest.

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