The Seattle Mariners followed up their brutal Week 12 with a more encouraging Week 13, and after a Monday day off, their Week 14 features six favorable matchups at Safeco Field. It’s great news for a team that has been getting mixed league-relevant fantasy production from seven lineup positions, with only catcher Mike Zunino struggling to the point that he’s a shaky starter (and he probably should remain active in two-catcher leagues regardless) and center field a mix-and-match scenario. Ryon Healy (available in roughly 60 percent of ESPN leagues) is the fantasy add facing these matchups, Womens Laken Tomlinson Jersey as he’s slugging .459 with seven home http://www.49ersfootballshoponline.com/laken-tomlinson-womens-youth-jersey runs in June.
As far as interleague play and its impact upon the DH — the most fantasy-relevant stories, that is — the Atlanta Braves play three at New York’s Yankee Stadium, and they’ve often used the additional spot to squeeze both of their catchers, Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki, into the lineup.
Now that the 2018-19 league year is almost here — along with the start of free agency at 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday — just how bad does the market look for this year’s free agents? And what kind of opportunity does that present the handful of teams that will have cap space to use in free agency? Let’s quantify what will make this summer so different from the past two.
Including scale contracts for first-round picks and player options that will likely be picked up before Friday’s deadline, NBA teams are currently committed to spending about $2.8 billion for the 2018-19 season. Exactly how much they will spend is impossible to predict with certainty, but in the recent past, teams have typically spent between 10 and 15 percent more than the collective salary http://www.pittsburghpenguinsofficialonline.com/Adidas-Kris-Letang-Jersey cap for all 30 teams (projected to be a little more than $3 billion in 2018-19).
Assuming spending again falls in that same band, that means teams have somewhere between about $500 million on the low end and about $645 million on the high end to spend on free agents. Kris Letang Youth Jersey That’s bad news given that collectively the players hitting free agency made $650 million in 2017-18. At best, free agents will as a group achieve parity with their former level of pay. At worst, they’re collectively in for a pay cut of more than 20 percent.