I don’t know if I ever remember a season where the waiver wire has been more important. Between major injuries and the ridiculous state of relief pitching in the big leagues, you can’t rest on your laurels and figure things are just going to be ok. In 2012, if you aren’t paying attention every day, your chances of coming out on top aren’t very good. This week we give you a couple of relief pitchers, one incredibly obvious, the other to stash away. If you have any need in the outfield we have a few for you to choose from, a player behind the dish, and if you are in need of a starting pitcher there’s a choice or two for you as well out of the National League West. So instead of perusing the waiver wire looking at name after name, read on and then go and target the right guy to help your team going forward.
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.