Fantasy Baseball Notes 2/1/10

Feb 1, 2010

While Joe Mauer was supposedly set to sign a ten-year deal with the Twins according to WCCO, it appears the announcement was premature. There were, however, some other moves that were on a much smaller scale.

Melvin Mora inked a deal with the Colorado Rockies. He will serve as a utility player as he can play virtually every position. He will turn 38 on Sunday, and his fantasy value has probably dried up, as evidenced by his .260, 44 R, 8 HR, 48 RBI 2009 numbers. 

Kevin Millar, who’s also 38, will try his luck with the Cubs. Millar managed to hit just .223 with 7 HRs and 29 RBIs for the Blue Jays last year. He too has little to no fantasy value, and little may have skipped town.

The Reds bolstered their infielde by signing free agent SS Orlando Cabrera and trading for Aaron Miles. Cabrera will start for the Reds and likely hit in the two-hole. He had a solid year split between the A’s and the Twins hitting .284 with 83 runs, 9 HRs, and 77 RBIs. He has a good chance of replicating those numbers in Cincinnati. Miles will serve as a backup infielder and has little fantasy value.

Ryan Garko signed with Seattle. He’ll be used primarily as a bat off the bench to face lefties. He could also play some first, DH, and even have spot duty at catcher. He too has little fantasy value.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    February 2nd, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    Of all yesterday’s minor moves, Ryan Garko has a chance to make the biggest impact. The Mariners are depending on two injury prone players in Casey Kotchman & Milton Bradley (plus, potentially Ken Griffey Jr. at DH). Would it be surprising to see someone go down and Garko step in?

    He’s definitely the player to watch of this group.

  2. LestersLegends
    February 2nd, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    True, but he won’t be on my radar until someone goes down.

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