With the MLB trading deadline coming at the end of the month, we can expect it to not only impact the pennant races but fantasy as well. It appears that Matt Garza is all but headed to Texas for a package of prospects headlined by Mike Olt. We could see closers Kevin Gregg and Steve Cishek moved, not only impacting the situation at their new teams, but createing new roles at their old ones. With fantasy trading deadline passed, or passing, MLB trades will be the main source of impact players, along with the remaining minor league call ups.
Another week has come and gone and the All-Star game is right around the corner. Zack Wheeler had a nice debut, but was sent back down until his next start on Tuesday complicating his pickup in some leagues. Brandon Beachy had a setback and needs to remain on your radar. Boston and Detroit are having closer problems, while things appear to be settling down at the back end of the Miami bullpen. Those in need of speed may be able to find what they need in the Philadelphia and New York Mets outfield.