Just Morneau was just dropped in my league. I know he is having an AWEFUL start, but should I use my waiver spot to pick him up? I am 7th in a 10 team league. I currently have Berkman, Ike Davis, and Konerko as 1B eligible. Worth the pickup?
Im a morneau owner, so ive been hopeful all season he returns to form. At this point, it doesnt look like he'll perform like he did pre-injury last year, especially with the stagnant twins offense around him. That being said, he has hit much better the past two or three weeks, so it looks like he will be a more viable option for the rest of the season. But with konerko and berkman on your roster, im not sure you could use him that much. Maybe think about selling high on berkman while he's hot, and pick up morneau for insurance on konerko. Just a thought.
Pretty good advice! We are in a keeper league and have a 28 man roster. We keep 7 guys each year, basically from each tier of four. So we keep one guy from picks 1-4, one from 5-8, one from 9-12 and so forth. If I dropped someone in the 25-28 and picked him up, he gets placed there and we can keep a player for 3 years. In a normal setup I wouldn't bother, but if you can keep a guy and figure you'd be drafting him in that late round tier its a gamble.
Your advice is very good! I just wonder how long I can ride the hot streak with Lance. I picked him up off WW about 2 weeks into the season. He went undrafted!
I would NOT do it. He has been slotted in my UTIL spot all season (Cabby at 1B) and has turned in nothing but a couple homers, and lots of 0/4, 1/4 games with lots of Ks. I drafted him with a value pick since nobody was biting on him, so I thought I got a steal and figured once he returned to form, I'd flip him for a position of need...not happenin. On top of that, this great news just came out....
Morneau is playing with a neck injury that might need postseason surgery, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He's trying to play through it," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's had this neck thing that has been nagging him. He knows how much we need him on the field, and he's trying to swing through it. He's given it everything he has. He's a little beat up."
Spin: After looking like he was going to break out of his early season struggles with a strong early May (he hit .318 in a 10-game stretch), he's hitting just 4-for-26 in his last six games. While last year's season-ending concussion may no longer be an issue, his neck problem looks like a growing concern as he's already had two cortisone shots on the injury.