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Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby Habituous » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:36 pm

Some decent guys just hit the waiver wire recently, wondering anyone's opinion on if they're upgrades. I am tempted to say no, but in case I'm missing something, wanted to hear what y'all think.

Available guys: Carlos Marmol, Barry Zito, Kyle Kendrick, Brad Penny, Joel Piniero

My team info:

C: Joe Mauer
1B: Paul Konerko
2B: Kelly Johnson
3B: Jose Bautista
SS: Starlin Castro
OF: Michael Bourn
OF: Carlos Quentin
OF: Carlos Beltran
Util: Alex Gordon
Util: Nick Markakis
Bench: Travis Snider

SP: Roy Hallday
SP: Josh Beckett
SP: Daniel Hudson
SP: Ricky Romero
SP: Ricky Nolasco
SP: Shaun Marcum
SP: Ted Lilly
SP: Jonathon Niese
SP: Derek Lowe
RP: John Axford
RP: Kyle Farnsworth
DL: Clay Buchholz

This is a 12 team, non keeper, head to head league.

Scoring:

Batting
Singles (1B) 1
Doubles (2B) 2
Triples (3B) 3
Home Runs (HR) 5
Walks (BB) 1
Runs Scored (R) 1
Runs Batted In (RBI) 1
Stolen Bases (SB) 2
Strikeouts (K) -1
Game Winning RBI (GWRBI) 5
Hitting for the Cycle (CYC) 50
Grand Slam Home Runs (GSHR) 10
Errors (E) -2

Pitching
Innings Pitched (IP) 3
Earned Runs (ER) -1
Wins (W) 10
Losses (L) -10
Saves (SV) 5
Blown Saves (BS) -5
Strikeouts (K) 1
Hits Allowed (H) -1
Walks Issued (BB) -1
Shutouts (SO) 10
Home Runs Allowed (HR) -2
Complete Games (CG) 10
No Hitters (NH) 25
Perfect Games (PG) 75
C: Santana
1B: Rizzo
2B: Kinsler
SS: Tulo
3B: Young
OF: Kemp
OF: Harper
OF: Cruz
OF: Swish
U: Cuddyer, Aoki
B: Ackley, Morneau, Simmons, Freese

SP: Bumgarner, Dickey, Cueto, Kennedy, Sanchez, Samardzija, Minor, Vogelsong
RP: Johnson, Wilhelmsen, Perkins
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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby osbtensor » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:26 pm

Marmol or Zito would be the only two I would think about. Probably zito then marmol, though it depends on the matchup. The only person on your staff I would think about swapping would be lilly. But I like where you are for the most part. Zito for Lilly wouldn't be a bad deal.. but unnecessary.





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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby fantasysixpack » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:11 pm

I'm not really feeling any of the waiver wire pickups you have available. Stick with what you have.
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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby jruffus1 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:15 pm

I would definitely drop Lowe for Marmol, not Zito. Zito hasn't shown anything for the past 2 years and gave up 6 ER during his last outing. Marmol is a guy that makes about 17 million over the next two years, so he will definitely only get a few more games off MAX before he's closing again.
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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:57 pm

Marmol is certainly worth picking up - at the worst you can sit him on your bench until he figures things out. Any of the group of Lilly, Niese, or Lowe could be dropped for him since they're all very average.
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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby Mortician » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:01 am

marmol will get plenty of saves and k's the rest of the year.... grab him now
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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby daydreamset » Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:49 am

I agree with the last 3 posters.
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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby JJGBPD » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:21 am

Grab Marmol while you can...
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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby JoeFace'd » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:41 am

I think you should grab Marmol too. Especially if Axford starts losing some saves to KRod. I agree with an above poster about dropping Lowe.
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Re: Which (if any) Waiver Wire guy warrants some attention?

Postby redskincow » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:36 pm

Marmol seems best, but -5 for blown saves really hurts him...

Still worth the risk i suppose
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