Jonathan Lucroy Exercise No-Trade Clause, Vetoes Deal To Indians https://t.co/UHo7kSlJw3 pic.twitter.com/7Sw2q2c5kz— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 31, 2016
While most of us were sleeping, the Cleveland Indians were finalizing trades with the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers. Andrew Miller and
The Yankees will get Clint Frazier, Justus Sheffield, Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen in return for Miller. Miller had six saves for New York this year before Aroldis Chapman returned. But Chapman was dealt to the Chicago Cubs and Miller earned two more saves this past week. Now he will have to battle Cody Allen in Cleveland for save opportunities, unless Terry Francona comes out and declares one the Closer.
With Chapman supplanting Hector Rondon in Chicago, and Miller now in the Indians bullpen, fantasy baseball owners have seen closer depth charts do some serious shuffling. Dellin Betances is now the guy in New York while the Washington Nationals acquired Mark Melancon from the Pirates.
Melancon will take over for Jonathan Papelbon and the Pirates bullpen will give Tony Watson the first shot at closing games with Neftali Feliz waiting for his chance.
Will the Royals hold onto Wade Davis?
The #Royals officially place Wade Davis on the DL, and officially ending any chance he will be traded now— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2016
You can add to this mess the terrible year Trevor Rosenthal had before landing on the DL and the Houston Astros bullpen right now and understand why SV+H is a better category for fantasy baseball leagues.