The Minnesota Twins sign free agent Nelson Cruz to a one-year deal worth $14.3 million. The Twins bolster their offense as they aim to return to the playoffs after their somewhat surprising trip there in 2017. In arguably the weakest division in baseball, where the standout Cleveland Indians are favourites
Very late on a Sunday evening in the spring of 1995 I received a phone call with news that left me jazzed for months to come: my extravagant bid of nearly all of my season’s free-agent acquisition budget, which was placed by leaving a message on an answering machine if
The Arizona Diamondbacks receive Carson Kelly, Luke Weaver and Andy Young from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Paul Goldschmidt. With the Diamondbacks losing AJ Pollock and Patrick Corbin to free agency (along with a few other lesser names), it was easy to justify trading away Goldschmidt to retool
Free agent Trevor Cahill signs a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels worth $9 million. For the Angels, it’s the perfect deal in a sense. Ohtani won’t be pitching for them in 2019 so this can see them through the season without tying them down to anything long term.
Free agent Charlie Morton signs a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays worth $30 million. What are the Rays doing signing a 35-year-old starting pitcher when they don’t use starting pitchers? Good question. The truth is, this could be a very savvy signing which helps push the Rays towards
Free agent Jed Lowrie signs a two-year deal with the New York Mets worth $20 million. And in doing so, has muddied the waters for the fantasy impact of their infield. Firstly, for the Mets it’s a fine move as Lowrie has versatility and is coming off his best season
Free agent Michael Brantley signed a two-year deal with the Houston Astros worth $32 million. Most people expected the Astros to focus their attention on pitching this winter with the departure of Charlie Morton and Dallas Keuchel to free agency and losing Lance McCullers for the 2019 season after he
Free agent Daniel Murphy signs a two-year deal with the Colorado Rockies worth $24 million. The Rockies lost DJ LeMahieu to free agency this off season, so it makes sense they’d go out and get Murphy. However, it’s not likely to be a straight replacement. The belief is Murphy will
The catcher carousel took an unexpected turn when the Milwaukee Brewers parted big money to sign free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal on a one-year deal worth $18.25 million. On the surface, it seems like a strange deal but digging a little deeper, it makes sense for both sides.
The fantasy baseball industry is lucky to have many analysts with interesting strategies up their sleeves to target players. One particular strategy I’ve enjoyed using over the years is K%+IFFB%-BB% to target pitchers. Strikeouts and the ability to induce easy pop ups seems like a recipe for fantasy success. In