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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:06 pm

It depends on two things. Strength of the player and strength of the league.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby ayebatter » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:01 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:It depends on two things. Strength of the player and strength of the league.


Pogo, I'm sure you don't play in any weak leagues, hence everyone in your leagues more than likely have the same info as you do, even with the 1st priority the guy you're waiting for will be gone 2 weeks before you pull the trigger. I say use it when any help appears on the wire, because most of us have tough leagues and the same info available.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:22 pm

ayebatter wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:It depends on two things. Strength of the player and strength of the league.


Pogo, I'm sure you don't play in any weak leagues, hence everyone in your leagues more than likely have the same info as you do, even with the 1st priority the guy you're waiting for will be gone 2 weeks before you pull the trigger. I say use it when any help appears on the wire, because most of us have tough leagues and the same info available.


I play in a couple weak leagues. One league I play with work friends has the most impatient owner you have ever seen. In that league I don't use my waiver spot unless it is a top 100 player talent.

But yes in my stronger leagues I use my waiver on anyone that helps.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby mkultra » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:47 pm

Someone in one of my leagues dropped David Price for Kelvim Escobar when Price got sent down. I happily used my waiver claim on him ;-D
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby Niffoc4 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:04 pm

Why hasn't Stephen Strasburg come up in this yet? He could be pitching for the Nats as soon as July... and from everything I've read TOTALLY worth it. He's who I'm waiting for, with (I guess) Beckham 2nd... maybe Bumgarner? or Jason Heyward once the Braves realize how worthless Garret Anderson is?
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby DaShiz23 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:07 pm

ayebatter wrote:As of right now, I've seen 3 'lucky' waiver pick ups listed, Braun-Tex-CC, and although they would have been nice to get, I'd imagine that they were also picked in 1000's of leagues by guys that didn't have the #1 waiver position. I say if you see a player than can help right now, you must use you pick, why wait for that 1000 in 1 chance for a stud.

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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby BigBilly » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:13 pm

j24jags wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:I scour the player database and figure out who are the best prospects not on Yahoo. This year, they added basically all of the notable ones already but there are still some guys like Gordon Beckham who are intriguing and not there yet. I compare the top prospects to the value of the established player being dropped and go from there.

That's a good way to go about it. It must have been a great feeling for whoever had the #1 priority when Braun came up...


It was not at the time, i really needed starting pitching and I had the number 2 waiver position when Gallardo became available. I was pretty
down cause Gallardo was tearing it up, so I got Braun a day later and it has worked out ok for me in my 16 team 6 player keeper :-D
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby rippz » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:57 pm

Im holding off for:

1. Pedro Alvarez
2. G. Beckham
3. Heyward


Im thinking only Beckham will get playing time this year though.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby Niffoc4 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:04 pm

rippz wrote:Im holding off for:

1. Pedro Alvarez
2. G. Beckham
3. Heyward


Im thinking only Beckham will get playing time this year though.

I think you're right that Beckham has the best shot at PT, but if Alvarez stays healthy and hits like he can he could move quickly... but like I said Strasburg goes higher IMO.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby Cards07Champs » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:10 pm

I'm wondering if Madison Bumgarner will get the call in SF.

A pitcher with his stuff pitching at SF is worth a long look. I'll be keeping my eye out for updates on his status, he may be worth the waiver position.
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