Nets free agent Paul Pierce said he wants to play at least two more seasons.
And it seems as if he wants those two final seasons to come with the Clippers and not the Nets, but Brooklyn's asking price for a sign-and-trade may be a bit much. The Nets are reportedly wanting either J.J. Redick or 1st-round picks in exchange for Pierce, although sending off first-round picks to the Nets to get Pierce would arguably be a decent deal for the Clippers as they would hope that each pick would be one of the last two to close out the first round.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Drew Hutchison went five innings, allowed four runs (three earned), on seven hits, one walk, and one strikeout in a no-decision against the Royals on Friday night.
Hutch did just enough to keep the Blue Jays in the game, while he faced a potent Royals offensive attack and a very worthy counterpart in Johnny Cueto. On the season, one would think that his numbers don’t matchup for fantasy ownership, considering his 5.42 ERA, but his 9-2 record and 99 strikeouts say otherwise. If you need wins, Hutchison is a solid option, but you will be taking your chances in the earned run department. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Johnny Cueto went six innings, allowed three runs, on seven hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday night.
Cueto’s much anticipated debut did not disappoint, nor did it blow anyone away either. He was very solid, giving the Royals six innings of three run ball, while he fanned seven Blue Jays batters. Fantasy owners shouldn’t see any sort of drop off in Cueto’s production while playing in Kansas City, in fact his production should increase considering he’s playing for a better offensive and defensive team in the Royals, and is now pitching in a more favorable ball park in Kauffman Stadium, as opposed to the Great American Ballpark. Analysis: Dom Murtha