Hey guys… it’s Opening Day!
On the Agenda:
1. Tipping the Help
2. Closer Chaos
3. Various News and Notes
4. Streaming Pitchers
Tipping the Help
Sal Perez will be out 4-6 weeks after tearing his MCL carrying his luggage. Seriously, dude, just pay the bellhop! Drew Butera will assume the majority of the catching duties in his absence.
According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Keone Kela will likely get the first shot at closing for the Rangers. With Tim Lincecum on the DL to start the season and apparently the team not having a ton of faith in Alex Claudio and Matt Bush, it appears Kela may have an opportunity to seize the role early on. However, last year the Rangers switched closers more often than my wife changes outfits before a date. This is not a situation I want to invest highly in.
According to the New York Post, Jeurys Familia will be the primary closer to begin the season for the Mets. This isn’t surprising news, but while Familia likely gets the majority of the save opportunities, it does not appear he will be the only reliever in line for saves. The Mets have also been rumored to be interested in free agent Greg Holland, so this situation could become even more muddled in the near future.
Various News and Notes
According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Nathan Eovaldi has “loose bodies” in his elbow that will need surgery. He will likely be out for two months. He is droppable in virtually every format.
Taylor Motter was optioned to AAA on Wednesday. I am not going to cover most of the guys sent down to the minors because there are too many, but Motter and I have a personal history. Maybe you shouldn’t have unfollowed me buddy… Karma is a…
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: None
It’s Opening Day…
A pitcher for tomorrow:
Tyler Skaggs @Oakland
Oakland’s lineup is better this year, but it still has a lot of strikeout potential.
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.