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Diamondback have reached an agreement with Yasmany Tomas on a six-year, $68.5M deal.

Tomas was the big name Cuban free-agent coming into this off-season and was rumored to be in contact with quite a few teams prior to signing with the Diamondbacks. The six-year $68.5M deal is surprising as many figured he would have commanded more than the seven-year, $72.5M the Red Sox paid Rusney Castillo last season. Tomas is 24 years old and is expected to play a corner outfield position and has plus-power potential to the point that Castillo, his former teammate in Cuba, compared him to Jose Abreu who just hit 36 home runs for the White Sox last season after coming over from Cuba himself. From what we have seen over the past few seasons there are many talented players coming over from Cuba and they are making immediate impacts in the baseball worlds. Tomas should be a very intriguing fantasy prospect this season as his potential upside will likely be higher than where he is ranked on draft boards.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

26 Nov, 05:09 PMSource

The Rays have designated Sean Rodriguez for assignment.

Rodriguez has never been a player of any quality with the bat so it is no surprise that the Rays let him go. His fantasy value is virtually zero so pay no mind to this move.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

26 Nov, 04:34 PMSource

Padres RHP Blaine Boyer cleared waivers, was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso and has elected free agency.

The journeyman will be taking his chances on the free agent market and hopes to settle down with an eighth team in his nine year career. He pitched well for the Padres last season but still holds no fantasy value.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

26 Nov, 03:12 PMSource

Dodgers have traded IF Ryan Jackson to Kansas City for cash considerations.

Jackson hasn't played many games in the big leagues in his career, and at 26 years of age, He is hoping that KC will be the fresh start that he needs. He shouldn't have much of an impact early on, as he has been a career waiver wire player.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

26 Nov, 03:06 PMSource

Multiple sources say the Yankees talked to Phillies about trading for Jimmy Rollins, but asking price was too high.

The Yanks are desperately looking for a Derek Jeter replacement at SS but so far the juice hasn't been worth the squeeze. The Phillies reportedly are looking for an arm and a leg in return for Jimmy Rollins, the Aged SS, and the Yankees simply aren't buying. Rollins is no longer worth a kings ransom but the Phillies can smell the desperation on the Bombers so they are holding out for the perfect deal. Don't expect anything to come from this as the Yankees appear smarter than they once were.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

26 Nov, 02:56 PMSource

Orioles acquire LHP Scott Barnes from the Indians.

The Indians designated Barnes for assignment over the weekend after the acquisition of Charles Brewer. Barnes appeared in just 22 games in the majors 2012-2013 and had a 3.69 ERA and 35/16 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this past season.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

26 Nov, 01:18 PMSource

Ryan Braun said his thumb is back to 100 percent since his surgery.

While hearing that news is comforting, it's going to take an awful lot by Braun to show the fantasy community that he is really at 100-percent and that the thumb issue will not recur or hinder his 2015 production. If he is truly back, then we should see immediate results to open spring training. He still has first-round potential, but it obviously comes with great risk attached.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

26 Nov, 11:27 AMSource

Rangers' prospect Ronald Guzman was involved in a fatal car crash on Tuesday morning. He reportedly hit and killed a motorcyclist and could face charges.

Guzman was driving at 1 am Tuesday morning when he hit a motorcyclist who was later declared deceased. The 21-year-old will likely face involuntary manslaughter charges (or whatever the D.R.'s equivalent of that is) in the coming days. His status with the Rangers organization could be frayed depending on what details emerge from the situation. Guzman is well off the fantasy radar, having hit just .218 with six home runs in the SALLY (Low-A) in 2014.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

26 Nov, 01:45 AMSource

The Kia Tigers have rejected the winning bid for starting pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang.

The Rangers were allegedly the highest bidder (or maybe it was the Twins...), but apparently the two or so million dollars offered weren't enough to convince the Kia Tigers to send Yang stateside. He's eligible to play in Japan's Nippon league in 2015 and he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016, which means a major-league team wouldn't need to submit a posting fee to acquire his services. Yang's ceiling is that of a back-end-of-the-rotation starter or lefty specialist. That's shorthand for: he's not fantasy relevant.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

26 Nov, 01:15 AMSource

Ramon Cabrera was released by the Pirates.

The Pirates had claimed Cabrera this past August off of waivers from the Detroit Tigers, but released him just two days after designating him for assignment. He doesn't seem to have the skill set to excel at the major league level and will likely continue to toil in the minor leagues.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

25 Nov, 10:11 PMSource

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Peyton Manning 9500
Aaron Rodgers 9400
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Arian Foster 8800
Matt Forte 8700
Le'Veon Bell 8700
Jamaal Charles 8600
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