This article is part of our AL FAAB Factor series.
Normally on Sundays, I'd be writing and posting the AL FAAB article, highlighting and analyzing players who are worth picking up (or occasionally, trying to talk you out of throwing too much of your budget at a player likely to draw high bids). However, with the MLB season held in suspended animation like a bug in amber, there are no FAAB or waiver periods to worry about. At least I hope not – there's probably a couple of leagues out there that drafted early and might be plowing ahead anyway, but spending any portion of your budget right now would just be silly, when things as fundamental as the number of games that will be played and the size of big-league rosters are still up in the air.
That doesn't mean, however, that there aren't players and roster situations worth discussing in the meantime. Each week until the season is finally ready to begin, we'll take a look at players gaining or losing value, to prepare you for that eventual first FAAB period.
Justin Dunn, Mariners: Seattle's rotation is patchwork at best, and befitting a club in rebuild mode. Beyond "ace" Marco Gonzales, who would be better suited as a mid-rotation guy on a contender, there are a bunch of guys either trying to establish themselves in the majors, and a bunch of guys trying to revive their careers. Dunn belongs in the first bucket. One of the other prospects involved in the Jarred Kelenic