Yesterday was 200th article on RotoGraphs!
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— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) June 4, 2018
On the Agenda:
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitchers
According to multiple outlets, the Manny Machado sweepstakes is heating up. The Orioles and Dodgers have discussed a deal that would package both Zach Britton and Manny Machado to Los Angeles. Reportedly the Orioles asking price has been pretty high, but with the recent loss of Yasiel Puig to an oblique injury, the Dodgers may be willing to overpay a little. Britton would lose a ton of fantasy value in Los Angeles. Reportedly, the Dodgers have also started to explore other options and have inquired about Scooter Gennett, Brian Dozier, and Asdrubal Cabrera.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, if the Brewers trade for Manny Machado, Brett Phillips will likely be part of the return. Phillips is completely blocked in the Milwaukee system and hasn’t hit well in the minors this season, but still has some potential. With Adam Jones in the last year of his deal, it would make some sense as his replacement.
Various News and Notes
Todd Frazier was placed on the 10-Day DL with a strained rib cage. Apparently he injured himself in Sunday’s game, but it wasn’t reported. Frazier has hit .217/.300/.385 with 10 home runs, but should continue to get time for the Mets considering his contract and how much the Mets suck.
JT Realmuto was placed on the paternity list in order to be at the birth of his child. He should return by Thursday. Realmuto has been great this season hitting .317/.368/.511 with 12 home runs for the Marlins. While the trade rumors have quieted down considerably in-season, it would not be surprising to see Realmuto change teams by the end of the month.
Buster Posey will miss the All-Star Game due to continued soreness in his hip. He will get an injection to try and alleviate the issue. Posey has been good this year hitting .285/.367/.412 and five home runs, but the power we once saw may never reappear again.
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today:Jeremy Hellickson vs PIT
Ignore the last start when he was sick, Hellickson has been pretty good for the Nationals this year. Not a great play if you are in a QS league as he has only gone six innings or more once this year.
A pitcher for tomorrow: None
Hail Mary Option: Dereck Rodriguez vs CHC
Rodriguez has been very good, but who knows how long it keeps up?
Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.