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The important #1 waiver

Postby plainyogurt » Wed May 04, 2011 9:36 am

So I have the #1 waiver in my 8 team 5x5 roto league. I am in dead last and been trying to figure it out. I have had slow starts by players but hoping to turn it around.

Any hoot, Wandy Rodriguez was dropped. DO i Use this waiver on him, or is it too early to use it? My roster includes

My Pitchers
Broxton, Bucholz, Kershaw, Lincecum, Nolasco, K rod, Storen, Valverde, Billingsly, Peavy and Johan

I could use Wandy and then try to package him with one of my OF to get a better OF.

My OF consists of Beltran, Elsbury, Bay, Hunter, Pierre, Rios, Markakis

Any suggestions?

Thanks a ton
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Re: The important #1 waiver

Postby MaudDib » Wed May 04, 2011 9:47 am

I think I would. In an 8 team league, you aren't as likely to make a run for some of the prospects that get called up in the next month and I don't see you getting much better of a player than Wandy. On top of that, you could use the SP. So yes make the move.
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Re: The important #1 waiver

Postby GardnerRunsRampant » Wed May 04, 2011 9:51 am

Your pitchers are good. Wandy does represent an upgrade over someone like Peavy, but is it worth the #1 waiver claim? I think not, and my reason is that your in an 8 team league. There will be other pitchers of Wandy's caliber on the waiver wire at some point this season, assuming normal stupidity in the league. Also, being an 8 team league, most teams probably have good pitchers. Try to wait until after the waiver period and pick him up like a normal FA. I doubt someone puts a claim on him while he's on waivers, and if they do so be it. You won't be hurting.

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Re: The important #1 waiver

Postby sixer03fan » Wed May 04, 2011 9:58 am

Is Wandy worth a #1 waiver in an 8 team league? No, definitely not. He might not even get picked up from waivers in an 8 team league, so if he's sitting there as a FA after he clears waiver, then we can talk.
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Re: The important #1 waiver

Postby chargerss24 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:05 pm

Wandy is not worth a #1 waiver pick in an 8-team league, maybe a 12-teamer, but certainly not 8.
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