If you have time to read this, you have time to go to the waiver wire and grab Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker. He has proven himself to be a relevant, competent starting pitcher, yet I see hom sitting on so many fantasy league free agent lists. he is worth having if you have a hole to fill, or in place o f someone who is just filling a hole with, probably, way worse stats… Other potential free agent candidates of note include P Carlos Carrasco, 1b Kennys Vargas, U Steve Pearce, OF Oswaldo Aria and P Jake Peavy… It would be horrible if Brett Gardner had a serious ankle injury, as he is such a competent, dependable stat man… Ryan Braun‘s scare was just a scare. He is good to go… If you do not own Red Sox minor league P Matt Barnes in keeper leagues, go look at his page… Even if it is for a day or rest, it makes me shudder whenever Bryce Harper is out of the Nats’ starting lineup…
If you are riding the waiver wire to find plugs for your roster holes, here are some popular guys to grab if they are still out there: Tommy Medica, Danny Santana, Javier Baez, Dustin Ackley, Josh Reddick, Kyle Kendricks, Chris Carter and Shelby Miller… Corey Kluber has pitched well recently, and today was no exception… Michael Brantley is having a career season. Those enjoying it most probably drafted him late, or took him off the waiver wire… Pedro Alvarez should soon have dual eligibility, as the Pirates move him to first base… I would love Max Scherzer a lot more if the Tigers had a stable closer in place… Hanley Ramirez is hurt again. It should actually only be reported if and when he is healthy…
Sorry that I have not been around. My computers do not mesh well with the new WordPress format and there does NOT seem to be a tech in God’s green earth qualified to fix the problem, but alas, I have managed to borrow a computer long enough to say hello and spew a few things at you that you probably already know. Yet, my ego allows me to believe that there are a few of you left out there that will find these tidbits interesting and useful, so here it goes… Here are some players that are definitely worth a look on the waiver wire; Danny Salazar, Chris Johnson, Brandon McCarthy, Neftali Feliz, Chase Headley, Austin Jackson, Josh Rutledge, and David Phelps. I would also consider Odrisamer Despaigne, if for nothing else but the name value… Sorry to see Michael Wacha lose his season to injury. His potential, as stated before, is unlimited… AJ Pierzynski is actually a catcher to consider if you lost Yadier Molina. He could easily thrive in St. Louis… Pitching in San Francisco could do for Jake Peavy what it has done for Tim Hudson… If you picked up Brett Gardner on waivers or drafted him late this season, good move!!!
We’ve dropped into the abyss that is the All-Star Break. Four days without baseball games (that count). It’s a good time to reflect on the first half and pay some compliments to the overachievers. There has been no shortage of players that have returned incredible value on their draft positions…if they were even drafted. Here is The Fantasy Geek’s All-Value All-Star Team. One player at each position who has been the most pleasant surprise.
Happy Fourth of July. Good day for bbq, beer and baseball I suppose. Everybody else is out playing, so now is a good time to run to the waiver wire and beat everyone to these dudes: Mookie Betts, Steve Pearce, Mike Zunino, Jesse Hahn, Santiago Casilla, Jake McGee, CJ Cron and Mike Leake… Yangervis Solarte, needless to say, is no longer a hot commodity… Jair Jurrjens is on his way back to the MLB with the Rockies. He may be worth a look… Khris Davis was a good sleper prediction after all, I suppose… There is no good news for Angel Pagan owners as he is out at least til the break…
By Guest Contributor, Phillip Fullam
In the NFL, the running back position has a pretty high turnover rate. After all, not every team is fortunate enough to have an Adrian Peterson to work with. There are several Super Bowl contenders who still need to sort out their backfield, so here’s how things stand right now.
Having a lot of problems trying to post but maybe we can get a short one to stick… There is a sort-of baseball movie, a true story, worth seeing if you get a chance-
Million Dollar Arm. It is about recruitment of Indian talent… a must see…Marcus Stroman, Kendrys Morales and Josh Willingham are the waiver wire flavors of the week… I am certain that I am not the only person to give up on Shane Victorino this season… Josh Donaldson has been a nice surprise is season, as has Melky Cabrera and Michael Brantley… Welcome back, Joey Votto. NOW DO SOMETHING RIGHT!!!
If you own Kyle Saeger, you suffered through a few bad weeks and some doubt earlier this season. He has been hot as of late. Tonight was the crescendo of all the payback Kyle has offered to make up for early disappointment. He started the week with a 4 for 5 effort, giving us a double, two triples, a home run, three runs scored and 3 RBI… I have totally forgave and forgot… even if you neglected to hit the single for the cycle…
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