Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit while striking out one batter to earn his 15th save of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants.
Chapman has now nailed down the ninth inning in back-to-back games for the Reds, improving to 15-for-16 in save opportunities in 2014. There was much question as to whether or not he would be able to continue his dominance after taking a line drive off the head this past spring training, but I think his 2.45 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 18.00 K/9 have silenced any of his critics. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
The Raiders could be interested in free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie drafted Cobb in his final year as the Packers' Director of Player Personnel. McKenzie apparently wants to reunite Cobb with his former mentor James Jones, who signed with the Raiders last offseason and was the team's most consistent receiver throughout the 2014 season. The question is, would the Raiders be able to convince Cobb to sign with them? They'll likely need to comfortably outbid the next highest bidder to earn rights to his services. If this scenario were to actually come to fruition, Derek Carr would get a nice boost in fantasy value. Analysis: Spencer Silva