Greg Jewett

Fantasy Forward: Astros still surging as fantasy heads to Week 10

Fantasy Forward: Astros still surging as fantasy heads to Week 10

Not only has Houston won its last 10 games in a row, they’ve scored at least five runs in eight consecutive games, all on the road. After yesterday’s grand slam barrage, things calmed down, but two players finished with days similar to Jimmy Rollins. Zack Cozart became the first shortstop with two home runs and […]

Fantasy Forward: Pujols reaches 600 in Grand Fashion while Edinson honors “Ace” with a no-no

Fantasy Forward: Pujols reaches 600 in Grand Fashion while Edinson honors “Ace” with a no-no

During a day in which baseball will not soon forget, Albert Pujols became the fourth youngest player to reach 600 home runs behind Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Alex Rodriguez with a grand slam in the fourth inning off of Ervin Santana. Sometimes fate’s on your side despite the strife it can provide. Wearing a […]

Fantasy Forward: Another one bites the dust

Fantasy Forward: Another one bites the dust

When Jean Segura hurt his ankle, initial reports did not sound encouraging. Segura landed on the 10-day disabled list, but the front office quotes of “he’s likely out for a month with a second possible” means fantasy owners will need to replace another strong fantasy player. Teammate Felix Hernandez finished another simulated game and should […]

Fantasy Forward: Sleepless in Seattle?

Fantasy Forward: Sleepless in Seattle?

Although Seattle welcomed back James Paxton to the rotation, many pieces remain missing for the franchise. Two more could join the list after both Jean Segura and Nelson Cruz left Thursday’s game early. Segura hurt his ankle on a slide, and further testing will be required prior to today’s game to determine if he will […]

Fantasy Forward: Paxton is back and Scherzer dominant again

Fantasy Forward: Paxton is back and Scherzer dominant again

One day following two-home run barrages, pitching rebounded in many games, not in Minnesota, but especially in the night games. When one of the Twitter highlights centers around debating whether or not Mr. Met made a obscene gesture to a fan dependent on the amount of fingers he has, it seemed to be a quiet […]

Fantasy Forward: Injuries can’t stop, won’t stop, but owners will press on

Fantasy Forward: Injuries can’t stop, won’t stop, but owners will press on

Possibly showing my age here, but for those who own Mike Trout, it feels like Dean Wormer dropped the big one. Not only did the Angels not announce his status until after weekly lineups locked, but Trout will undergo surgery to repair the UCL in his thumb likely sidelining him for two months. Replacing Trout, […]

Fantasy Forward: Injuries need to slow down, not Trout too, please?

Fantasy Forward: Injuries need to slow down, not Trout too, please?

A collective breath will be held as lineup lock approaches and word on what Mike Trout’s MRI to diagnose his thumb will reveal. As always with injuries, plan for the worst and hope for the best. Yoenis Cespedes’ setback further weakens outfield, so stay posted on both. Steven Matz did complete five perfect innings during […]

Fantasy Forward: Cespedes Setback and Taillon on the Rehab Trail

Fantasy Forward: Cespedes Setback and Taillon on the Rehab Trail

In the too good to be true department for Yoenis Cespedes owners, his rehab hit a snag and he will not take live batting practice until Tuesday. This will probably take him out of consideration for those who play in weekly lineup formats for Week 9 – plan accordingly. Brandon McCarthy seemed to be cruising […]

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 […]