Friday, December 19, 2014

New York Yankees Trade Martin Prado to Miami Marlins

The New York Yankees and Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that will send Martin Prado to South Beach. Prado was acquired by the Yankees at the MLB trade deadline last season, but the Yankees also acquired Chase Headley, re-signed him this offseason and have a prospect in Rob Refsnyder that they clearly want to give a chance to play 2B. In return, the Yankees will get pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, who was dealt to the Marlins in the deal Hanley Ramirez deal from the Dodgers. Garrett Jones will also head to the Bronx, whose power will fit perfectly in Yankee stadium.  Miami signed Michael Morse, making Jones available.  David Phelps will be dealt alongside Prado.

My guess would be Prado plays 3B for Miami with a Casey McGehee/Morse platoon at 1B. Otherwise, this deal make little sense for them.

The Marlins recently added Mat Latos to their rotation via trade.

Eovaldi will jump into the Yankees rotation with CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and recently re-signed Chris Capuano. He is a huge upgrade over Phelps.

Atlanta Braves Trade Justin Upton to San Diego Padres

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to trade Justin Upton to the San Diego Padres!

Upton joins Matt Kemp and Wil Myers in the new Friars outfield!

The Braves outfield now looks like Evan Gattis in LF, B.J. Upton in CF and Nick Markakis in RF. 

I am currently on a train to Washington D.C. so this is the best I can do for now!

Make sure you check out MLB Trade Rumors for full details and updates.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fantasy Premier League Week 17

Greetings, everyone! Before I get into anything more, let me make an announcement: 

We Talk Fantasy Sports 2nd Half League!

It’s our official Fantasy EPL league, starting in Gameweek 20 (January 1st)! Here’s the entry code: 101853-723911. It’s head-to-head, I’m in it, and it concludes with playoffs between the top 4 teams.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way (and you’ve signed up for the league) let’s discuss week 17 of the Fantasy Premier League:


First of all, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, arguably favorite to win the Golden Glove for the league’s best goalkeeper, is listed as out…set to return on December 22nd…the day of their next game. While this policy is ambiguous and rather stupid (we don’t get points for anything other than playing, so tell us his status for next game, not today), I would suggest not picking him up, and making sure you have a solid backup if you already have him on your team. With Petr Cech as backup, Jose Mourinho isn't going to take risks with Courtois.

Courtois’ fellow Belgian, Vincent Kompany, is listed at 25% to return for Manchester City’s home fixture against Crystal Palace. He did good against Leicester, getting 8 points, but I would expect the central-defender to be rested until they face better opponents.

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