Here comes Part 2 of my winter fantasy baseball reset. It seems like there were a lot more notable names moving around in the National League, but you can thank the Cubs and Dodgers for plenty of that.
Arizona Diamondbacks -- Doug Davis, SP (trade from Brewers): Numbers fell off badly after two decent years in Milwaukee, but there's room for improvement in the desert. -- Dana Eveland, RP (trade from Brewers): Lefty may shuttle between the rotation and the bullpen. -- Dave Krynzel, OF (trade from Brewers): Former first-round pick still looking for spot.
Atlanta Braves -- Rafael Soriano, RP (trade from Mariners): Health injuries have curtailed his progress, but he has great stuff and could be groomed to be a future closer. Trading Ramirez to get Soriano opens up some rotation spots for guys like Kyle Davies and Oscar Villarreal. -- Tanyon Sturtze, RP (signed from Yankees): Logged lots of innings as a middle reliever in the Bronx before getting hurt last year.
Chicago Cubs -- Alfonso Soriano, OF (signed from Nationals): One of the most valuable fantasy players gets a huge contract to go to the Friendly Confines where his value should jump even more. -- Aramis Ramirez, 3B (re-signed): One of the best fantasy third basemen in recent years. Staying in Chicago helps his cause. -- Ted Lilly, SP (signed from Blue Jays): An OK lefty over the years, although the $40 million deal seems a bit much. He can rack up strikeouts but does have a history of nagging injuries. -- Jason Marquis, SP (signed from Cardinals): Piled up wins despite a mediocre ERA last season. -- Kerry Wood, SP (re-signed): Gets a cheap deal to be part of the bullpen. -- Mark DeRosa, 2B (signed from Rangers): Career year in Texas nets him a starting second base job in Chicago. Not bad for a former utility man in Atlanta. -- Neal Cotts, RP (trade from White Sox): Fell off badly in 2006 after a stellar 2005 on the South Side. A decent lefty reliever for vulture wins.
Cincinnati Reds -- Alex Gonzalez, SS (signed from Red Sox): Might hit a few homers in cozy Great American Ballpark, especially as a starter, but don't expect much else from a fantasy perspective. -- Mike Stanton, RP (signed from Giants): Veteran reliever had a resurgence last season grabbing a bunch of saves late and now gets in the closer mix in Cincinnati. -- David Weathers, RP (re-signed): Trying to get himself some saves as well.
Colorado Rockies -- Willy Taveras, OF (trade from Astros): Lots of speed, and now could bolster his value with a nice lineup around him, not to mention the Coors effect. -- Jason Hirsh, SP (trade from Astros): A top Houston pitching prospect went 3-4 with a 6.09 ERA last season. Still has room to grow. -- Taylor Buchholz, SP (trade from Astros): Had his moments last year but finished 6-10 with a 5.89 ERA. -- LaTroy Hawkins, RP (signed from Orioles): Still a setup man, just at a higher altitude. -- Kaz Matsui, 2B (re-signed): Hit .345 in limited action after a trade from the Mets. Could be the starting second baseman.
Florida Marlins -- Kevin Gregg, RP (trade from Angels): With Joe Borowski gone to Cleveland, the closer's job is wide open and Gregg might be in the mix.
Houston Astros -- Carlos Lee, OF (signed from Rangers): A somewhat underappreciated fantasy player with his ability to hit homers and steal bases. Moving to Minute Maid Park should help bolster the power numbers. -- Jason Jennings, SP (trade from Rockies): One of the first pitchers to pitch reasonably well at Coors, he had a career-best 3.78 ERA last season. Now he'll have to pitch well at Minute Maid. -- Woody Williams, P (signed from Padres): Veteran arm can still log innings and get a few wins here and there, although he's not anything close to replacing Andy Pettitte or Roger Clemens in the rotation.