With only a few games in the books, it’s not yet time for fantasy managers to make any rash moves. What is your approach to making moves during the first couple of weeks of the MLB season
The closest thing to a rule of thumb I have on player cuts is something I proposed years ago: the Regret Rule, which said you invert the rounds in your draft — so the first round would be worth 23 in a 23-round draft, and the 23rd round worth one — and that should be the number of weeks you’re patient before cutting the player. These days, I think you should probably cut that number in half, so the first-rounder would require something like a 12-week amount of patience and the final-rounder just 3-4 days. But it’s not a cut-and-dried rule because injuries and role changes influence the equation. It does, however, serve as a critical reminder that you should be the most patient with your most expensive preseason investments, since they earned those lofty draft-day costs for a reason: because they’re (supposedly) really good.
Logan Forsythe also homered for Los Angeles, a solo shot off Yoshihisa Hirano to break a 3-all tie in the sixth.
Marte became the seventh Diamondbacks player to triple twice in a regular-season game. He also did it in last year’s wild-card victory over Colorado.
Diamondbacks: Lovullo said OF Steven Souza Jr. (strained right pectoral muscle) threw from 90 feet and swung the bat in the cage. … 3B Jake Lamb was having his shoulder evaluated after some discomfort following a diving grab for a line drive, and a headfirst slide to score the tying run in the 15th.
LHP Clayton Kershaw, coming off a 1-0 loss to San Francisco in the season opener, takes the mound for the Dodgers and RHP Zack Godley makes his season debut for Arizona on Tuesday night in the second game of the three-game series.