Giants remove eight from campNews: The Giants have assigned the following players to minor league camp: SP Craig Clark, Rafael Cova, RP Steve Edlefsen, RP Eric Hacker, RP Osiris Matos, SP Clayton Tanner, RP Dan Turpen and RP Craig Whitaker. Analysis: These players are all just organizational depth and can continue to be ignored in all Fantasy formats.
Giants announce slew of spring invitesNews: The San Francisco Giants have announced the following players will be invited to spring training as non-roster invitees: outfielders Wendell Fairley, Roger Kieschnick and Thomas Neal; infielders Ehire Adrianza, Brandon Crawford and Nicholas Noonan; catchers Steve Holm, Johnny Monell, Hector Sanchez and Jackson Williams; and pitchers Denny Bautista, Santiago Casilla, Craig Clark, Rafael Cova, Steven Edlefsen, Eric Hacker, Osiris Matos, Tony F. Pena, Felix Romero, Clayton Tanner, Daniel Turpen and Craig Whitaker. Analysis: Noonan, Adrianza, Kieschnick, Neal, Fairley, Williams, Tanner and Matos are among the Giants' best prospects, so consider them as long-term keeper stashees. We don't expect any of these players to make the team out of spring training, though, so ignore them on Draft Day for the most part.
Mets send RH RP Cova to minorsNews: The Mets assigned RHP Philip Humber, RHP Matt Lindstrom, RHP Rafael Cova, RHP Jeremy Hill, RHP Jason Scobie, C Jesus Flores, C Drew Butera, C Andy Wilson, C Aaron Hathaway and 1B Brett Harper to their minor league camp. Analysis: Cova could be a midseason call-up to help out in the Mets bullpen this summer, but his role will be too limited to help even in the deepest of NL-only leagues. Ignore him on Draft Day.