Alex Cobb allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Tigers on Friday.
Cobb's struggles continued as he failed to pitch past the fifth inning for the third consecutive start and while he's won his last two outings, he's still given up 12 earned runs over 15 innings with just a 10:5 K:BB. Not to mention that he's thrown just three quality starts over his last eight outings. Fantasy owners had been expecting more from the 26-year-old right-hander, and it's at the point now where you can't trust him to perform as well as we once thought he would on a regular basis. He's downgraded to weekly streamer in leagues of 12 teams or fewer but still might be worth a look next week when he faces the Royals at home.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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