- Manny Ramirez to the Marlins?
- Adam Dunn to the Rays?
- Jason Bay to the Red Sox? Or to the Rays?
- Brian Fuentes - going or staying?
- Greg Maddux heading back to the Dodgers?
FINAL ANALYSIS: Unless you dealt Pudge straight up for Snyder, you probably ended up quite happy with any moves you made following our pre-season catcher buy-sell recommendations.
For more thoughts and analysis on who the trade deadline buyers and sellers will be, check out today's Rumblings and Grumblings post by Jayson Stark on ESPN.
For the full scoop on the above names and many more, check out Will Carroll's latest post on BP Unfiltered.
Mill Grinding [Baseball Prospectus]
To see the rest of the list, including the ETA for each player, year-to-date minor league stats, and more detailed insights - check out Matthew Pouliot's Strike Zone blog on RotoWorld.
Midseason Top 150 Prospects [RotoWorld]
Posted by Randy Hale at Monday, July 21, 2008
And a few players on a bad streak who's luck may be about to turn:
For the complete lists, check out Al Melchoir's most recent By The Numbers post on CBS Sportsline.
By the Numbers: Unusual suspects in Detroit [CBS Sportsline]
Check out the complete list along with the excellent detailed analysis at today's Prospectus Today post.
Prospectus Today: Bubble Boys [Baseball Prospectus]
And who has the weakest remaining schedule? It's the Minnesota Twins.
It's a bit of an oversimplification, but if you wanted to use strength of schedule as a trade planning tool you'd probably want to target deals with the following players involved:
And, do you know which players drop off / pick up most after the All-Star break?
Here are a few nuggets:
Largest batting average increase: Adam LaRoche
Largest batting average decrease: Eric Byrnes (but that doesn't really help now does it?) - next is Johnny Estrada (nope, no help there either) - next is Hank Blalock (there, that might be useful!)
Largest ERA decrease: Salomon Torres
Largest ERA increase: Chris Young (next is Nate Robertson)
Check out Aaron's full analysis in his Baseball Daily Dose article.
Buy Low for the Second Half [Rotoworld]
Get the latest scoop on these guys and more from John Halpin's Fantasy Sports Blog on FoxSports.com.
Posted by Randy Hale at Wednesday, July 16, 2008