Another week has come and gone and the All-Star game is right around the corner. Zack Wheeler had a nice debut, but was sent back down until his next start on Tuesday complicating his pickup in some leagues. Brandon Beachy had a setback and needs to remain on your radar. Boston and Detroit are having closer problems, while things appear to be settling down at the back end of the Miami bullpen. Those in need of speed may be able to find what they need in the Philadelphia and New York Mets outfield.
As we move head long into the second half, we hope you are still alive in your pennant race. This week's edition of Waiver Flavor features two veterans who could go a long way helping you climb in the standings. After two years away, Ben Sheets has returned home to the South and may be the shot in the arm that Atlanta needs. In St. Louis, the Cardinals get Lance Berkman back, which should help Carlos Beltran and give Matt Holiday a little help in carrying the club.
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.