Coco Crisp went 2-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored during the A's 12-1 drubbing of the Rangers on Wednesday.
Crisp has been streaking of late, going 5-for-13 (.384 BA) over his last three games, resulting in three runs scored, two extra-base hits (1 HR) and one RBI. It appears as if Crisp is finally over his latest hamstring injury and can now be trusted to be atop the Athletics starting lineup on a regular basis. As long as he can stay off the trainer's table he is a must-start in most fantasy formats. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Blue Jays signed LHP J.A. Happ to a three-year deal.
On the surface, this doesn't look like a good deal for the Blue Jays. While they're desperately in need of a starter, and Happ fits the bill as...well, a starter, this is an overpay. $12 million a year for a 33-year old pitcher who had a 3.61 ERA last year, and last had a qualified season with an ERA under 4.00 in 2007, doesn't seem like the smartest of investments. Happ does have upside, in fact he had a 1.85 ERA and 2.19 FIP (63.1 innings) in Toronto last year in Pittsburgh last year, after being traded to the team from the Mariners, but a 4.64 ERA and 4.12 FIP in 108.2 prior innings with Seattle is less than encouraging. This deal could turn out well, but it is much more likely that it is a bust for the Blue Jays. Analysis: Ben Diamond