It happens every year: A solid productive player on your fantasy baseball roster gets traded to a team that just plans on using him as a backup. If you’re lucky, one of your backups is the benefit of such a trade, too. However, every fantasy owner needs to make adjustments after July 31 to make sure their rosters are still competitive and productive. If not, it’s a slow crawl to the end of September and sixth place in your league.
I chatted with Cardinals GM John Mozeliak earlier today to talk about the acquisition of starting pitcher Justin Masterson from Cleveland, and what it means moving forward for the club.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Springfield (AA) outfielder James Ramsey.
The Redbirds took a pitcher & outfielder in the opening round of the MLB Draft. Kerber & Claiborne introduced them to Cardinal Nation.
With the 36th pick, the Cardinals took Stanford third baseman Stephen Piscotty, who won the Cape Cod League batting title last summer.
This is the first time since 2005 that the Cardinals have received multiple 1st round picks.