If you're into real baseball and not just the fantasy version, check out Jon Paul Morosi's preview of the season's final three days. Mayhem could be on the horizon, especially in the American League.
Kevin Correia got knocked around on Thursday, A.J. Griffin was pretty good on Friday, Marco Estrada dominated the hapless Astros on Saturday, and Edinson Volquez didn't get it done on Sunday. The mixed bag weekend leaves our streaming starter record at 105-63.
Today's pick is Tampa'a Alex Cobb (owned in 13.8 percent of FOXSports.com leagues), since he's facing the Orioles, and they only win games in the final inning, anyway. If you need a backup option today, you can try Houston's Lucas Harrell (6.7 percent owned) against the Cubs. Tuesday's selection is Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma (6.9 percent owned) versus the Angels.
On to the news:
- Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is expected to play tonight for the first time since aggravating a calf injury on September 8. Teixeira could be rusty, but you have to think that the Yankees will want to start him a couple of times this week to get him ready for the postseason.
- Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion left Sunday's game due to tightness in his upper left trapezius muscle (between the neck and shoulder). E5 will be examined again today, and while no shutdown has been announced, it could be coming.
- Bobby Parnell got saves for the Mets on Thursday and Friday, and has been named as the team's closer for the rest of the season. Talk about a commitment! Seriously, Parnell comes with our recommendation in the season's final edition of Free Agent Frenzy.
- Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre left Sunday night's game with a shoulder strain, but hopes to play tonight. If the Rangers clinch the AL West tonight, look for Beltre to get at least one of the final two games off.
- It sounds like Royals 3B Mike Moustakas will be back in the lineup tonight despite leaving Sunday's game with groin tightness.
- Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is done for the season because of a broken toe. I hate when I drop lead pipes on my foot.
- Mets rookie Jeurys Familia will make his first big-league start tonight against the Marlins. The hard-throwing Familia has a bright future, thought it might be as a reliever. NL-only owners can consider taking a chance on him today.
- The Brewers have shut down SP Wily Peralta due to biceps soreness.
- Remember when the Dodgers were going to put Kenley Jansen back in the closer's role? Yeah, that didn't work out.
- Another day, and still no Carlos Gonzalez (hamstring) for the Rockies. CarGo hasn't been officially shut down, but don't expect to see him this week. SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) is apparently still hoping to play one game before the season ends.
- The Reds could opt to be cautious with 2B Brandon Phillips after he tweaked his groin on Sunday. Make sure he's starting tonight before putting him in your lineup.
- Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton is done for the season after breaking his right hand on Saturday. Keep Eaton in mind for 2013, because he could make a fantasy impact as the D-backs' leadoff hitter. If he gets the job, of course.
- Jim Johnson has 50 saves. FIFTY! Holy cow!
- If the Tigers don't clinch the AL Central before Wednesday, then Max Scherzer will probably start their season finale. If they do clinch, look for Scherzer to be held back for an ALDS game.
See you back here tomorrow morning.