Archive for May 2009
Every year a handful of catchers appear out of nowhere, and fantasy players learn their names because they are sick of using Brad Ausmus. This year it is John Baker.
The second base curse continues. First it was Rickie Weeks, and now Akinori Iwamura appears headed to the DL. Ben Zobrist will finally get a permanent gig, but he may not eligible at second base for you yet.
I’ve got pitchers for every need! Ricky Nolasco‘s really not that bad, just unlucky. You can get him cheap because he will be in the minors until June, but he will rebound and have a great second half. If you need a starting pitcher now, take a look at Scott Feldman. Such a nice boy. J.A. Happ also has looked good. You can sort of expect the Phillies to release Jamie Moyer after he records win number 250, and that should open a permanent spot in the rotation for him. Jeremy Sowers is another kid that could surprise. Andy Pettitte is also worth a shot, especially if you need wins. If you don’t need anything yet but want a second-half boost, there’s always Justin Duchscherer. If you can’t wait that long but can wait a little bit, then Oliver Perez is your guy.
Nick Green just might be the guy you’re looking for now that Julio Lugo has been benched.