Fantasy baseball News & Notes: Is Pedroia still an elite fantasy 2B?
Between the two categories, it's pretty clear that Pedroia fits into the latter at this point in his career. He's still a great player, but he's not so great that he completely distances himself from the average second baseman in the way Cano and Kipnis do. And for this reason, I think he's an optimal sell-high target. As the high-profile starter on a team like the Red Sox, he can feasibly be swapped for any number of players without necessarily creating a protest from the other people in the league. If you can somehow acquire one of the aforementioned second baseman I just listed, I say trade Pedroia, live with a player who's 70 or 80 percent as good as him, and use his clout to acquire someone of greater impact to your fantasy team. (Example: a Yasiel Puig or a Jose Abreu.)
• Casey McGehee appears to have careened off the tracks. He went 2-4 with an RBI yesterday, but in his last eight games, he has no runs, no homers and just that one RBI. I'll admit that I really want McGehee to succeed this year, but all good things must come to an end, and McGehee simply isn't worth owning in standard leagues at this point.