Well, Willis is already on my team. I still haven't decided whether to drop Clement or to let him languish on my bench until he starts pitching. Valverde is available, and it'd be nice to get a few more saves (and he's got 13 Ks in 8 IP). If all Clement is going to get me are strikeouts, I'm not sure it's worth killing my ERA and WHIP keeping him.
It might be worth dropping Clement just to save the frustration. I've had him sitting on my bench waiting for a good stretch for a while. His last three starts were good, check out the stats:
6/5 TAM 7 IP, 7 H, 2 BB, 1 ER, 7 K, W (1.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP)
6/11 BAL 6 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 ER, 6 K, W (3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP)
6/16 CIN 6 IP, 9 H, 1 BB, 3 ER, 9 K, W (4.50 ERA, 1.67 WHIP)
Admittedly, these aren't the toughest opponents, but it's not like the Whitesox are anything special. I figure he's back to where I had him pegged: a 3.5-4 ERA guy with a decent whip and 200 K potential. He's pitching at home, he's putting together a string of nice starts, let's give him a shot:
3.1 IP, 11 H, 3 BB, 7 ER, 3 K, L
So when is it safe to start this guy? After he puts together a month of nice starts? I'm far enough in first place that I could afford to stash him on my bench, but is it worth it? Valverde could be in there grabbing cheap saves for that month. Who's going to pick up Clement now? He'll probably still be on the waiver wire a month from now.