The Red Sox are close to trading starting pitcher Jake Peavy to an unknown National League team.
While a move back to the national League would theoretically help Peavy's value, keep in mind that we are dealing with a player whose peripherals are all declining and has experienced a loss of velocity. Even the prospect of facing a pitcher as opposed to a DH is negated by how poorly he has pitched this year. And then, of course, there's the injury history. Peavy may have a one or two start resurgence with a move to the NL and a favorable change of scenery, but nothing that would be sustainable. He is still a player in decline and a serious risk to your fantasy ratios.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said this week that he intends to get Pierre Garçon’s numbers “back up” in 2015.
The Redskins are a mess, so this is clearly lip service. Garçon is a fine wide receiver, but to think that his numbers will rise with questions surrounding Washington's quarterback situation are a bit far fetched. The veteran wideout saw 45 less receptions and 594 fewer yards last year than he did in 2013, so to think that his numbers will increase next year is a bit preposterous. View him as a WR3 for now, but Garçon has the ability to be much more if the Redskins can develop some chemistry on offense. Analysis: David Kerr
Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings on Saturday.
Arrieta had average numbers prior to Saturday's spring training start, but his start against the Rockies showed that he is ready to go. On paper, he isn't the Cubs' ace this season, but he certainly emerged as one of the better starters in the National League. Take Arrieta as a solid number two starter in your fantasy drafts over the next week. Analysis: David Kerr