Franklin Morales will not start Friday, he is expecting the birth of his child. Matt Belisle will start in his place.
Boy the Rockies are really digging deep here. Or is this more scraping the bottom of the barrel? Belisle hasn't started a game since 2008, so don't even think about some cheap add for your DFS team. It's very possible that the Rockies just tax their entire bullpen Friday and make a boatload of roster moves Saturday. As for Morales, we wish him nothing but the best with the birth and we hope his wife doesn't call him too many bad names. ANALYST: Howard Bender
With a couple of mediocre starts this spring, major league scouts are showing concern regarding Masahiro Tanaka's velocity.
Well that's certainly turned over the last few weeks. When spring training began, there was all sorts of talk to how great Tanaka looked, but now that he's been hit around a little, most recently by the Twins, people are showing some concern. On scout did concede that it was the spring and he was willing to give Tanaka the benefit of the doubt based on last year's performance, but the growing concern is legitimate. Tanaka opted for rest and rehab for his partially-torn UCL this offseason rather than the Tommmy John surgery he likely needs. We've warned you off him these past few months, and now we're starting to hear more joining our crusade. Leave him be for your fellow owners. Maybe he starts the season strong, but how long is he going to hold up? The outlook doesn't seem good. Analysis: Howard Bender