Monday MLB pickups

It hasn’t taken very long for some MLB teams to move on from struggling players. Ben Revere, Jordan Pacheco and Brandon Allen are among those that have been sent down already. And injuries to the likes of Brian Wilson and Jacoby Ellsbury have fantasy owners scrambling as well.

Some ideas to plug the gaps:

1. Santiago Casilla, RP, Giants: Brian Wilson needs surgery on his throwing elbow and is done for the season. The Giants figure to go with some kind of committee, but Casilla is the early favorite to run with the job. As mentioned before the season, paying for saves is silly.

2. Zack Cozart, SS, Reds: Finding a shortstop that can hit is not easy. Therefore, Cozart should get fantasy owners’ juices flowing. The 2007 second-round pick is at .342 with eight runs scored through his first 10 games.

3. Alejandro De Aza, OF, White Sox: Jacoby Ellsbury owners looking to add some speed to their outfield should look no further. De Aza is playing every day now and stole 29 bases over 54 games last season.

4. Lance Lynn, SP, Cardinals: We’ve talked about Lynn a few times before, so hopefully you added him. If he keep pitching like this, the Cards will have to find a rotation spot for him even when Chris Carpenter gets healthy.

5. Jon Niese, SP, Mets: We can’t ignore what Niese has been able to do early on. He’s 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in two starts against the Braves and Phillies. There’s at least a chance of a breakout season.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Girl, 10, dies after being pulled from water…

A 10-year-old girl died after being pulled from the waters off Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, police said.

News

NY judge throws out lawsuit by Empire State…

A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which longtime investors in the Empire State Building claimed they were shortchanged out of hundreds of millions of dollars…

Local

Mysterious white flags appear over Brooklyn Bridge

Two white flags mysteriously appeared over the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday in place of the American flags that are a traditional fixture.

National

Judge sets January start for murder trial of…

By Elizabeth BarberBOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin…

Television

'Pretty Little Liars' recap: Season 5, Episode 7,…

Drunk girls and ghost brownies: here’s your weekly ‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap by way of Q&A. Q: do they really not check for feet under…

Arts

Don't miss 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' at the…

Have you been meaning to see "Charles James: Beyond Fashion"? There are only two weeks left to get to the Met and catch this amazing American fashion designer's collection.

Television

Zac Posen talks 'Project Runway' and what it…

We talked to Zac Posen, judge and designer extraordinaire, about the new season of "Project Runway" and what keeps him coming back after three seasons.

Television

'Face Off' contestant David 'DOC' O'Connell sounds off…

David "DOC" O'Connell tells us about getting cast on Season 7 of Syfy's "Face Off," premiering tonight at 9.

NFL

David Tyree hiring has gay rights advocates angry

Former Giants Super Bowl hero David Tyree will re-join the franchise as its new director of player development.

NFL

Ben McAdoo's new offense has Giants excited to…

Even Tom Coughlin feels he has a lot to learn about offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s new offense, which makes the veteran coach very excited.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead…

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead pack

NFL

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will…

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will win Super Bowl?

Tech

Learn Braille with these gloves

U.S. scientists have designed high-tech gloves to help users understand Braille in a matter of minutes.

Home

5 New Ikea products that will change your…

We round-up the latest must-have products.

Food

Recipe: Wolfgang Puck's Buttermilk French Toast

We recently spent some time chatting with restauranteur/celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at his Wolfgang Puck American Grille in the Borgata in Atlantic City. Puck wanted…

Style

Go retro with your sneakers

The best of wacky new sneakers.