Your headquarters for fantasy baseball analysis of Major League Baseball's trade deadline moves
[UPDATE 8:57 p.m. ET] Some shortstop notes: A reminder that with Rafael Furcal now a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, Dee Gordon will carry the load at SS for the Los Angeles Dodgers. If you're hurting for speed and/or a 6er, scoop him up.
The Orlando Cabrera swap opens up time in Cleveland for Jason Kipnis' full-time duty, improving his mixed-league value. He's not as safe an option in shallows unless you're desperate. As for O-Cab, Miguel Tejada (back) is still weeks from returning, so he's a last-ditch rental in mixed leagues who might be relegated to part-time duty when Tejada comes back.
[UPDATE 4:25 p.m. ET] The Boston Red Sox have acquired SP Erik Bedard and RP Joshua Fields in a three-team deal which also involves the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mariners will receive OF Trayvon Robinson from the Dodgers and OF Chih-Hsien Chiang from the Red Sox. The Dodgers will receive C Tim Federowicz from the Red Sox and two additional minor leaguers.
Though Bedard's new park isn't as helpful (6.99 career ERA at Fenway Park), he'll have much more run support now that he's actually playing for that team. If he's still available in your league, pounce.
Robinson is an elite speed prospect that could immediately see a chance in Seattle; if not this year, he'll be in camp next season. AL-only players should go after him immediately, and deep mixed speed chasers could take a shot, as long as they don't go overboard on a bid.
Chiang is having a stellar campaign at Double-A Portland and gives Seattle even more outfield depth. The 23-year-old is a stashable prospect in dynasty setups
The Cleveland Indians acquired Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez Saturday, July 30, for four players. The Indians send SP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride, SP Joe Gardner, and a player to be named, which is SP Drew Pomeranz.
Pomeranz is a PTBNL because he signed in mid-August, and cannot be officially named in a deal until Aug. 15, the one-year anniversary of his signing. Click here to read the rest...
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired OF Colby Rasmus and Ps Trever Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. Walters from the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, July 27, in exchange for Ps Edwin Jackson, Marc Rzepczynski and Octavio Dotel and OF Corey Patterson. Miller is expected to be flipped to the Chicago White Sox in a separate trade.
Add Rasmus if he was dropped in your mixed league. He's an immediate grab in AL-only setups worthy of a hefty FAAB bid. Click here to read the rest...
The Texas Rangers decided to keep relief pitcher Neftali Feliz in the closer's role after auditioning him for the starting rotation this spring, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. The rotation is set with starting pitchers C.J. Wilson, Colby Lewis, Tommy Hunter, Derek Holland and Matt Harrison. Feliz's new cutter and improved changeup have made his 100 mph fastball more effective this spring.