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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby daullaz » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:56 am

New article up for you guys to check out. ;-D
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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:06 pm

Tom wrote:Hideki Matsui
Elvis Andrus
Brett Anderson


This^ ;-D



Tom wrote: Brian Moehler


Not this^

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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:09 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
Tom wrote:Hideki Matsui
Elvis Andrus
Brett Anderson


This^ ;-D



Tom wrote: Brian Moehler


Not this^

:-P


I'll admit the NL was a little thin this week and I refuse to suggest Hampton. Moehler is a middle of the road guy that can string together some quality starts. He's never going to be stud but I think he has some value in smaller leagues.
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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:11 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
Tom wrote:Hideki Matsui
Elvis Andrus
Brett Anderson


This^ ;-D



Tom wrote: Brian Moehler


Not this^

:-P


I'll admit the NL was a little thin this week and I refuse to suggest Hampton. Moehler is a middle of the road guy that can string together some quality starts. He's never going to be stud but I think he has some value in smaller leagues.



*Cough*J.Zimmerman*Cough*
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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:16 pm

I like Zimmermann but he's 17% owned in Yahoo. The threshhold is 20% so he qualifies but I've been trying to pick players that will more than likely be available on the waiver wire.
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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:22 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I like Zimmermann but he's 17% owned in Yahoo.


Pogotheostrich wrote:but I've been trying to pick players that will more than likely be available on the waiver wire.



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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:33 pm

That 17% in Yahoo public leagues. In an NL only I'd guess he's around 50% owned but I don't have anyway to check just NL only leagues.
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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby chris8 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:36 pm

To back Pogo up here, we had a comment earlier in the season that the upper threshold of 20% was too high for the AL/NL-only leagues, because the players we suggested were never available. So, whilst we haven't changed the threshold, we have tended to look for guys who are owned in the single-figure % as much as possible, so that there is a chance that they are available in these deeper leagues.

So, whilst Zimmerman does technically qualify to be mentioned, if he is available in an NL-only league, there's probably something wrong with that league! (Either it's something like a 4-team league, or it's too uncompetitive). ;-D
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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby daullaz » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:46 pm

To wit, Zimm isn't a FA in any of my mixed leagues either. Moehler is though. :-D
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Re: Wide World of Waivers Column

Postby daullaz » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:00 pm

New article up. Check it out to see who's recommendations have graded better thus far.
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