Sifting through the box scores from the weekend's games, one thing immediately jumped out at me.
Yankees' Eric Chavez homered twice in 6-2 win over the Red Sox. Both homers came off Sox starter Clay Buchholz. While the performance was probably only relevant in AL-only leagues, it is always nice to see a veteran who has dealt with tough luck have a good game.
Chavez only really becomes relevant if an injury hits and he happens to be healthy at the time.
•Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes is still batting around .250 but he has already clocked four homers and he stole two bases over the weekend to bring his total to four.
Small sample size so it's hard to tell if the speed is legit, but the power is and he finds himself in a prime RBI spot hitting cleanup.
•Orioles' Mark Reynolds has just looked pathetic so far. He can't stop the ball in the field, can't hit it out of the park and is continuing to whiff at a prolific rate. You won't see me owning him on any of my teams and it is seriously time to think about cutting bait.
•After a brutal week, Phillies' Jimmy Rollins came alive on Sunday, notching two hits and swiping a pair of bases. The power isn't what it once was, but it stands to reason Rollins will get rolling with the bat soon enough.
•The Giants closer carousel is in full effect with Clay Hensley recording a save. Manager Bruce Bochy has shown he won't mess around with relievers that can't get outs - he yanked Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo in the middle of innings before Hensley shut the door.
I think Casilla is probably still the guy but none of them are really worth investing in without a clear picture.
•White Sox starter Chris Sale struck out 11 batters in 6 1-3 innings on Friday night. Although he was facing the paltry Mariners' offense, Sale looks to have strikeout potential. The only question mark is durability.
Make sure you set your lineups early Monday. Double header between the Mets and Giants.