Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Real Trades/Fantasy Impact: July 24, 2012

Two more trades today/tonight (not including Barry Enright). Let's get right to it:

1) Pirates acquire LHP Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros for OF Robbie Grossman, LHP Rudy Owens, LHP Colton Cain

This is a pretty vanilla move from a Roto standpoint. Rodriguez is a borderline option in mixed formats and a must start in N.L.-only and that isn't going to change with this intra-divisional move. His career numbers at PNC aren't very good, but 10 starts over a long career shouldn't be scrutinized too closely. On the Pirates end, Kevin Correia will likely get bumped from the rotation to make room. Despite his winning record, his low K rate and pedestrian ERA made Correia subpar even in N.L. formats. Armando Galarraga was pulled from his start tonight after three innings and will probably slot in for Wandy. Aside from his perfect/non-perfect game a couple of years back, Galarraga isn't anything special either and can mostly be ignored

2) Rays acquire 3B Ryan Roberts from the Diamondbacks for IF Tyler Bortnick.

Roberts' power/speed combo has been quite diminished this year, but I suspect that he'll still get a good chunk of AB for the Rays, mostly at third base and mostly at Jeff Keppinger's expense. Roberts is an interesting A.L.-only pick-up for his multi positional eligibility but I'm not sure the change of scenery is going to make the numbers better. Ryan Wheeler is the clear winner here. He should get a chance to play full-time for the Diamondbacks down the stretch (of course Willie Bloomquist is starting at the hot corner tonight) and we'll get to see if his AAA power is legit (it probably isn't).

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