Jermichael Finley said he’s eyeballing a team that already is on the verge of getting to the promised land.
“I mean there’s a couple of teams I would love and would be on the first flight out to play with but like I said the Packers are going to come at me with something and I’m going to go to them first and see what they’ve got and if it’s not I would love to be on the first flight out to good old Seattle,” Finley said.
Really? A player wants to play for a contender? Shocking. Perhaps Finley is just trying to put the word out that he's interested in leaving the Packers given the fact that his targets and overall workload have dropped off in recent seasons. If Finley simply wants the ball more, then that's something he obviously needs to verbalize because just saying that you want to play for a contender when you are clearly about to leave one seems a bit silly. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jonathan Broxton is no longer the Brewers setup man.
Manager Craig Counsell believes that his relievers are interchangeable and he doesn;t need to designate anyone in particular as a primary set-up man. Broxton will work with Jeremy Jeffers, Michael Blazek and Corey Knebel as the team's right-handers with no one working designated innings moving forward. It makes predicting holds a little more difficult here. Analysis: Howard Bender
Matt Harvey downplayed 'dead arm' talk after the Mets loss to the Marlins Friday.
While Harvey fanned 11 during Friday's game, he did look reasonably hittable as he allowed four earned runs over eight innings. He's now allowed 11 runs over his last two starts (12 innings) and could be getting a bit fatigued. The Mets have handled his recovery extremely well, but they may have to force him to back off a little right now if they want to extend him through the whole season. The "dead arm" issues cannot be ignored and fantasy owners relying on him to be their ace should definitely be concerned. Analysis: Howard Bender
Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Astros 6-3 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Carter has a six game hitting streak going which has helped raise his batting average from .157 to .185. Carter owners have to understand the type of player he is and know that while he has outstanding power there will be plenty of strikeouts and a low batting average. Those hoping for a repeat performance of 2014 should be reminded that he had 13 home runs and a .184 batting average heading into July before mashing 24 home runs over the final three months of the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba