This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
As the world waits for some team/teams to step up and sign Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel, I took a pass through each team's depth chart and thought about at least one move each team could make. These involve promoting prospects, signing or trading for guys and simply giving some players more playing time. Let's take a look at 30 situations and the resulting fantasy impact of each.
Arizona Diamondbacks – Play Tim Locastro every day
Of course, the day after I outlined this piece, the Diamondbacks sent Locastro back to Triple-A Reno. He had been hitting .364/.563/.364 in 16 plate appearances, including a pair of stolen bases. The Diamondbacks, though, needed his spot for newly acquired Blake Swihart, who will function as a utility guy. Atop the second base depth chart is Wilmer Flores and his .220/.270/.288 line, so perhaps Swihart starts seeing second base at-bats. Locastro has excellent plate discipline and could contribute 25 steals given regular playing time.
Atlanta Braves – Sign RP Craig Kimbrel
We could put this one on a number of teams, but this is such a great fit. I cannot be persuaded that the Braves don't have the money, as their payroll is actually down over 2018. The Braves bullpen sports a 4.71 ERA, and they just lost closer Arodys Vizcaino (shoulder) for the year. A.J. Minter would be next up, but he has as 6.75 ERA. I think he ends up here or in Milwaukee.
Baltimore Orioles – Sign C/DH