Welcome back to the last installment of the Team USA Dream Team roster draft. We have covered the infield and outfield and all that remains is the pitching staff. Once again, this is a combination of the best players and those that have some personality.
The off-season for the Mets was a loss. Most notable was that Steve Cohen’s potential
purchase of the Mets fell through. Had he purchased the Mets, it could have changed the entire long term trajectory of the franchise. If the transaction went through, the Mets would have had the richest owner in the entire league.
Tonight we are looking at another nice 12-game slate for MLB DFS. There isn’t a wealth of aces tonight but there are solid options nonetheless. There are a ton of bats though and we will have to mix and match wisely to find those values so we can pay up for pitching. So let’s get right into it.
The Dodgers are coming off a sweep in Pittsburgh against the Pirates and looking to extend their winning streak, while the Mets are coming off a series win against the Detroit Tigers in New York. Both teams will look to stay hot, as their aces battle it out on the mound tonight.
Last time I did MLB DFS was last Sunday and my Mariners’ stack had a great day against the Indians. Hopefully, today’s picks are just as good and help you guys win some cash. All prices will be DraftKings prices.
There are a ton of great pitchers throwing tonight. All of them are capable of having great outings every time out. Getting pitching right could be the key to this 9-game slate tonight. With that said, let’s take a look at some options. Continue reading →
With a total of 35 two-start pitchers scheduled for the upcoming slate, Major League Baseball is in full bloom and is putting its aces on full display for Week 2. If week 1 has shown us anything, it is that pitching is shaky and never a guarantee. With so many #1 starters struggling in their first outings (with the exception of Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom) and leaving fantasy owners scratching their heads, most were able to settle down in their second starts and handle their business like we have known them to do (see Blake Snell and Carlos Carrasco). Pitching matchups are subject to change, so make sure to check back before game time on Monday and before lineups lock:
The Mets are a very interesting team. They find themselves in a division that is shaping up to be a four-team, very competitive race. GM Brodie Van Wagenen has put together a roster that can compete, whether the rest of the baseball universe believes it or not. Van Wagenen is the former co-founder of Creative Artists Agency. He helped negotiate deals for Robinson Cano with the Mariners and Yoenis Cespedes with the Mets among others. Trying to get away from their conventional approach, Van Wagenen added some new pieces to improve the Mets chances in 2019.
For Mets fans, last year was not only dreadful but confusing at the same time. The team started out torrid, going 11-1 and then proceeded to have a dreadful stretch where the season was essentially over. Without any pressure on the team, the team finished the season 44-37 in their last 81 to bring them to 77-85 for the season. Even though the last 81 games were meaningless to the team, this stretch is somewhat an indication of the growth occurring in the organization.