Bartolo Colon is a national treasure:
Bartolo Colon threw a 4-hit complete game for the Indians 5/26/2002. Raul Mondesi went 0-4 against him. 16 years later, Raul’s son Adalberto will face Colon tonight, which will be the 4th father/son combo to bat against Bartolo. More on this story during the game.
— Joel Goldberg (@goldbergkc) June 18, 2018
On the Agenda:
1. Trades and Rumors!
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitchers
Trades and Rumors!
Kelvin Herrera was traded to the Washington Nationals for prospects Kelvin Gutierrez, Blake Perkins, and Yohanse Morel. Herrera will likely join the Nats bullpen, but most likely just as the set-up man as closer Sean Doolittle has been fantastic this season. Doolittle doesn’t have the greatest track record of health, so Herrera could get some saves rest of the way, but he would need a long term injury or implosion to unseat Doolittle.
According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Mets are beginning to listen to offers on “virtually everyone.” Unfortunately, Mr. Met is no longer with the organization, but they are likely to move anyone that is not under team control for future seasons. This would include Jeurys Familia, A.J. Ramos, and Asdrubal Cabrera. This would not include Bobby Bonilla who is being paid by the Mets for through 2033. The Mets will also listen to offers on Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom, but the hauls for them are likely prohibitive to most teams.
According to Jon Morosi, the Yankees and Mariners have expressed interest in J.A. Happ. Happ has been fantastic this season, sporting a 3.48 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and a 28.1% strikeout rate. He is in the final year of his deal, so the price tag shouldn’t be exuberant.
Various News and Notes
Hector Neris was optioned to AAA by the Phillies. Neris was sporting a 7.36 ERA over the last month and really struggled allowing five home runs on 11 innings over that period. With his demotion, Seranthony Dominguez should be completely secure in his role as the team’s closer.
Nick Williams left Monday’s game after getting struck in the face with the ball in the outfield.
Phanatic play here by Nick Williamspic.twitter.com/rRNcArnqRC
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) June 19, 2018
Williams stated after the game that he was fine and it appears that removing him was more precationary than anything else. However, keep an eye on this because the team will likely monitor him to make sure he doesn’t experience any concussion symptoms.
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: Matt Boyd at CIN
Boyd has been solid all year long as a streamer and there is no reason to jump off the train now.
A pitcher for tomorrow: None
Hail Mary Option: Frankie Montas @ SD is an interesting gamble.
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.