Greg Jewett

Fantasy Forward: Mad Max and Masahiro surge on Friday Night

Fantasy Forward: Mad Max and Masahiro surge on Friday Night

Will injuries ever slow down? Apparently not. A.J. Griffin left his start with a reported intercostal strain and has landed on the disabled list with Dillon Gee on his way to replace him in Texas. Both Jesse Hahn and Kendall Gravemen appear destined for the disabled list forcing the A’s to recall Jharel Cotton to […]

Fantasy Forward: Braun back to the DL and Xander still hot

Fantasy Forward: Braun back to the DL and Xander still hot

When Ryan Braun left the game last night, his owner’s immediately assumed the worst. They were proven correct when Braun returned to the disabled list due to his calf injury. There’s no immediate timetable, but if it lingers this could sideline him for up to a month. Joc Pederson landed on the seven-day concussion disabled […]

Fantasy Forward: Price is still not right?

Fantasy Forward: Price is still not right?

In a guarded statement, manager John Farrell said David Price came out of rehab feeling fine on the physical side of things, but his next step will be determined. In other words, his six runs allowed and lack of command should yield another rehab start in order to allow Price time to hone his control. […]

Fantasy Forward: Sano powers up again and Greinke cruises

Fantasy Forward: Sano powers up again and Greinke cruises

There’s not much in the way of injury news, and if you owned Phil Hughes, rejoice – he’s on the disabled list so you can move on. For some good news, Corey Kluber cleared his check-up and will start on Thursday in the minors. Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson played for Dunedin on Monday night […]

Fantasy Forward: Adams in Atlanta, Braun’s back and Estrada surges

Fantasy Forward: Adams in Atlanta, Braun’s back and Estrada surges

In what seems like a merry-go-round of a rotation, the Dodgers demoted Julio Urias to the minors to pave the way for a Kenta Maeda return later this week. Milwaukee activated Ryan Braun and played him on Sunday, so those who own him can activate him for Week 8. Steven Matz will need at least […]

Fantasy Forward: Sanchez back to DL and he’s taking Dallas with him

Fantasy Forward: Sanchez back to DL and he’s taking Dallas with him

While the Dodgers continue to manipulate the disabled list with their pitching staff, the Blue Jays continue to bring Aaron Sanchez back too soon. He returned to the injured designation for the third time this year due to his finger issues. Regression seemed imminent for the young starter, but not having him may hurt his […]

Fantasy Forward: We’re going streaking with Sale and the Rangers

Fantasy Forward: We’re going streaking with Sale and the Rangers

Although the Astros seem to be cruising with a six and a half game lead, the Rangers in the rear view mirror seem to be getting closer, riding the wave of a 10 game win streak. Texas has won games on walk-offs, decent starting pitching, and if the offense rounds into shape with Adrian Beltre […]

Fantasy Forward: Replacing Freeman

Fantasy Forward: Replacing Freeman

After a hit-by-pitch will sideline Freddie Freeman for up to 10 weeks, fantasy owners will need to hit the waiver wire for replacements. Names to target, some of which are included in today’s waiver wire, are Justin Smoak, Josh Bell, Logan Morrison or Tommy Joseph. Deeper leagues will need to scramble even further. News surrounding […]

Fantasy Forward: Freddie Freeman too?

Fantasy Forward: Freddie Freeman too?

Perhaps renaming this to General Hospital would be more appropriate since new injuries seem to highlight the introductions each day. Freddie Freeman left last night’s game immediately after being hit on the hand with a pitch, his X-rays proved inconclusive with an MRI and CT scan scheduled for today. If one owns Freeman, plan on […]

Fantasy Forward: Cano to the DL and bullpen struggles

Fantasy Forward: Cano to the DL and bullpen struggles

As frustrating as the number of injuries this year can be, when a team leaves a player on the bench, then places him on the disabled list on a Tuesday after lineups lock in weekly fantasy leagues on Monday – that just adds to the angst. Seattle did this with Robinson Cano who will continue […]

Fantasy Forward: Rebounds nearing for Travis and Miller?

Fantasy Forward: Rebounds nearing for Travis and Miller?

Not to beat a topic to death, but the disabled list attrition this year seems inordinate. Two Indians left their game early with Abraham Almonte already landing on the disabled list, and Carlos Carrasco will be tested today to see how his pectoral muscle responds. A.J. Pollock (groin), Steve Pearce (calf) and Geovany Soto (surgery) […]

Fantasy Forward: Aroldis to the DL and Price will right soon?

Fantasy Forward: Aroldis to the DL and Price will right soon?

Many teams seemed wary to invest heavily in Aroldis Chapman after being egregiously overused last postseason. He succumbed to the disabled list with an injury he has had before which points to a month timeline for his owners. Most leagues do not have Dellin Betances available, but if for some reason he’s out there, change […]

Fantasy Forward: Sale-ing into history with strikeouts on a Saturday

Fantasy Forward: Sale-ing into history with strikeouts on a Saturday

While the disabled list monster seemed to take a day off, Jeurys Familia will be out for three-to-four months after surgery. This moves Addison Reed to the closer role once again, but the bridge to him remains slippery due to a shaky bullpen evidenced in the meltdown in Milwaukee last night. In this same game, […]

Fantasy Forward: Closer shuffles, Harvey ebbs while Big Erv and Sano flow

Fantasy Forward: Closer shuffles, Harvey ebbs while Big Erv and Sano flow

As the middle of May approaches, teams start to show their true colors in baseball and for fantasy owners. Addressing needs becomes necessary to survive the marathon race baseball represents. Chasing saves can be a common theme and with the latest news in Milwaukee, and those needing them should see if Corey Knebel is available, […]

Fantasy Forward: Starting pitchers surge on Thursday

Fantasy Forward: Starting pitchers surge on Thursday

Fantasy owners knew the 10-day disabled list could provide more volume in terms of players landing on it due to the shorter time frame, but things may need to be monitored. Following a 8.1 inning performance, Kenta Maeda went on the disabled list with hamstring tightness. It seems as though the Dodgers and other teams […]

Fantasy Forward: Altherr’s surge continues and the Gyork-Store remains open for business

Fantasy Forward: Altherr’s surge continues and the Gyork-Store remains open for business

With the Dodgers treading water with the rotation, help will be on the way in the week ahead. Brandon McCarthy finished a four inning simulated game throwing 60 pitches remaining on track to pitch Monday in San Francisco. Rich Hill worked five inning in a minor league rehab start with his return pending as well. […]

Fantasy forward: New saves targets, more injuries and two more for Yonder

Fantasy forward: New saves targets, more injuries and two more for Yonder

For a short break from all the injury news, there’s two potential saves targets on the waiver wire. Due to the capricious fall of Francisco Rodriguez from fantasy owner’s faith, he has been removed from the ninth inning, for now, by the Tigers. Justin Wilson and his 36 strikeout minus walk percentage will ascend to […]

Fantasy Forward: Marcell Ozuna’s two home runs, swinging strikes and more

Fantasy Forward: Marcell Ozuna’s two home runs, swinging strikes and more

As fantasy owners in weekly leagues sweat out the Mike Trout news, today should tell the story if he lands on the disabled list or not. From the reports Trout wants to play, but the team is being cautious with the precedent of Yoenis Cespedes trying to play hurt for the Mets. Colorado dealt with […]

Fantasy Forward: Stanton’s home run pace and Harvey’s suspension

Fantasy Forward: Stanton’s home run pace and Harvey’s suspension

In one of the wildest starts to a fantasy baseball season one can remember, Sunday did not entail too many casualties to injury, but Matt Harvey showing up to the stadium expecting to start discovered he was suspended. Give the Mets some credit for remaining tight-lipped about the reasoning, but pressing Adam Wilk into a […]

Fantasy Forward: More injuries, Bellinger’s grand, is Rosario next?

Fantasy Forward: More injuries, Bellinger’s grand, is Rosario next?

It’s hard to believe no fantasy owner has yet to lose a starting pitcher this year due to injury. Saturday claimed Jameson Taillon as the latest member to head to the disabled list. Zach Britton received some good news from his MRI which revealed forearm inflammation, his elbow is intact. Rest will be prescribed meaning […]