It's that time of the week again! Time to save your team by adding the latest and greatest from the waiver wire! Keep in mind, every ten games of the MLB season is equivalent to just one game in a NFL season. As we prepare to head into May, we are already seeing solid veterans that were dropped early on, finally finding their way. When it comes to veterans, especially hitters, they aren't going to hit .200 or .400 and you need to play the peaks and valleys. If you are trading, trade 'em while their hot and get 'em while their not!
Happy All-Star break! With the trading deadline now on the horizon, we will begin to at least hear about proposed deals. If you are in a standard roto league, average category numbers like BA, ERA and WHIP are getting harder to move. (Although it certainly seems easy to drop in these categories, right?) You have a better chance to make a move in cumulative categories like HR, RBI, SB, W and S.
Consider yourself lucky or blessed if you are sitting there and still have your original closers and third basemen. It may be overstating the obvious but I have never seen a demise of closers to the likes we have already seen in 2012. Even the most durable relief pitcher of all time, Mariano Rivera wasn’t safe from the fray. So this weeks Waiver Flavor is focusing on repairing your relief pitching with side dishes of corner infield help and starters who are set up for a good stretch.