Ok, I'm trying to shore up my team for the stretch and doing some reading on various sites. In a nutshell, one particular article advised that when looking at waiver wire pickups, you should look not only at your guy's past stats but also the stats of his upcoming opponents. For example, if you need wins and/or boost in ERA, you should look at anyone playing Detroit, TB, LA, SD, NYM, and the Indians. Simple enough. If you're looking for favorable matchups for your hitters, you should look for guys facing the Tigers, Reds, Rangers and KC. Again, easy enough.
My question -- and bear with me if it's a dumb one, I'm a rookie -- say you have TB playing KC, like I do tomorrow. I have Darrell May scheduled to pitch. He's a marginal pitcher at best, but then at the same time, the Rays are not exactly sluggers. Which direction do you go when you have a crappy pitcher facing weak hitters?
Thanks again. BTW, this season has been a blast and the Cafe might be the best source I've found for novices such as myself.