With the World Series wrapped up, Major League Baseball is firmly entrenched in its off-season, free-agency frenzy. With player moves happening every day, it is never too early to start preparing for next season’s fantasy baseball draft. Fantasy Baseball Sportal will continue to provide you with everything you need to know baseball in order for you to dominate next season.
Neftali Feliz, RP, Texas Rangers
According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Rangers have discussed moving Neftali Feliz into the starting rotation if they are unable to re-sign Cliff Lee. In a season in which he won American League Rookie of the Year honors, Feliz dominated the opposition and he proved to be a top fantasy closer. If Feliz is moved to the rotation, his value would be a little uncertain heading into the start of the season.
Adam Dunn, 1B, Washington Nationals
Adam Dunn is “moving closer” to a deal with the Tigers, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Dunn has been reluctant to accept a DH job in the past, but a few extra million could probably entice him to take the gig. In 2010, Dunn hit .260 with 38 home runs and 103 RBI.
John Buck, C, Florida Marlins
According the Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, John Buck has agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract with the Florida Marlins. Buck hit .281 with 20 homers and 66 RBI with the Blue Jays in 2010 and should hit in the middle of an exciting Marlins lineup. This is a classic example of a veteran free agent cashing in after a career season.
Carlos Quentin, OF, Chicago White Sox
In an effort to find a possible replacement for Jayson Werth in right field, the Philadelphia Phillies have done “extensive” groundwork on a potential trade with Chicago for Carlos Quentin according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com. While there is no word of what the Sox would receive in return, Quentin’s fantasy baseball value will only go up if he is dealt to the powerhouse Phils. Regardless of where he plays, Quentin will be a top option as long as he stays healthy.
Brandon Webb, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Dodgers, Pirates, Twins, and Rangers are all interested in signing free agent right-hander Brandon Webb. Crasnick also doesn’t rule out the Nationals, Reds, and Cardinals as possibilities to sign the 32 year-old starter. Webb hasn’t pitched in the majors since Opening Day of 2009 and the former Cy-Young award winner should not be thought of as anything more than a deep fantasy baseball sleeper in all formats.