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Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby jfg » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:39 pm

Am I missing somebody or was the waiver wire slim pickings this year? Kershaw was ok but I don't think he was difference maker on anybody's team. It's been a few years since there hasn't been at least one impact call up.
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby Old_Style » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:49 pm

Does Mike Aviles count?
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby SignGuy » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:50 pm

Scherzer, Chris Davis, Ziegler come to mind off the top....probably not really 'difference makers' though
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:30 pm

It depends on your league but Longoria and Bruce could of been WW pickups.
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby jfg » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:56 am

I don't think Aviles is a difference maker. Longoria is but I don't know many formats where he was a WW pickup. He was drafted in most leagues. For the past few years we've seen at least one guy that gets the call that makes a good team great and that wasn't there this year. There were a ton of early season FA's but those guys could have been drafted and were out there for the taking though.
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby TheGinner » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:36 am

Volquez helped a lot of teams get into early leads ;-D

I would call Edinson Volquez the "difference maker" WW pickup.... maybe Soto too?
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby dicehound » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:53 am

I agree with Volquez, as someone who picked him up before the season even started.

I don't know any leagues where Soto wasn't drafted though.

Hinske was a monster off the WW for a few months. Alexei Ramirez for the White Sox has been solid. I don't know if he was a real difference maker but he looks like a keeper anyway.
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby Guttenburg » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:57 am

Can't really forget about Carlos Quentin. I'm in 3 Twelve Team leagues and he was initially waiver wire fodder in each.
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:59 am

Quentin, McLouth, Cliff Lee, Volquez, Bruce, Longoria, Bradley, Duchscherer, Dempster, and perhaps Pedroia were all waiver wire pick-ups in shallow mixed leagues.
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Re: Waiver wire and callups this year

Postby fbc_fan » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:10 pm

ludwick and huff were certainly waiver wire fodder to begin the year.
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