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

Postby rippz » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:05 am

Niffoc4 wrote:but like I said Strasburg goes higher IMO.


Maybe but I cant see how he will play in an MLB game this year without being drafted yet.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby ayebatter » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:15 am

Niffoc4 wrote: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?



You do realize who this guys agent is don't you - Scott Boras, if you think he plays this yr you're crazy.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby Patella Tendon » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:01 am

I got the 20th pick in a 20 man league. Lesson #1 in WW101 in such a deep league is my #1 WW Pick

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

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:15 pm

j24jags wrote: It must have been a great feeling for whoever had the #1 priority when Braun came up...


Theres an important thing you missed here. Gallardo cleared waivers 1 day earlier. So theres the headache, who you want more. Now we know of course.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby chem » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:20 pm

After reading this thread, since I'm in an NL-only league with #2 waiver... I am seriously considering protecting that waiver priority until some blockbuster AL-NL trade goes through.


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

Postby walkoffblast » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:21 pm

ayebatter wrote:
Niffoc4 wrote: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?



You do realize who this guys agent is don't you - Scott Boras, if you think he plays this yr you're crazy.


Anyone team who drafts him also knows what they are getting into and is likely prepared to pay. A couple months of mlb service time is a nice carrot to dangle to get the deal done much faster than Boras usually does.

As far as waivers go there is no right or wrong strategy. Like many have said it differs based on the league. I would say generally the most common error is not using it enough as opposed to too much. If a player is useful for your team they are worth aquiring unless something obviously better is more or less guaranteed shortly.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:25 pm

Syfo-Dyas wrote:
j24jags wrote: It must have been a great feeling for whoever had the #1 priority when Braun came up...


Theres an important thing you missed here. Gallardo cleared waivers 1 day earlier. So theres the headache, who you want more. Now we know of course.

of course nobody expected braun to do what he did but most #1 waivers that season were used up on hunter pence. i remember being bummed out missing him with a high waiver priority but it enabled me to get braun later and the rest was history! that said, i don't think we'll get to see a call-up as dominating as braun was in 07.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:12 pm

Braun sized impact callups are like once or twice a decade. He matched ARod's herculean 2007 season as soon as he got called up. It was basically guaranteed that having one of them alone made you a contender.
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Re: Waiver Wire 101... The Value of Waiver Position?

Postby Eagle Baseball » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:28 pm

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..

I had the #1 WW after our draft that year and used it on Gordon in a keeper. :-t
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