For this installment I will be advising you to do something prematurely. It isn’t a huge risk, but it’s something that’s not for sure yet. The thing is, no one, for the most part, wins fantasy sports by merely drafting players. In my mind the fantasy sports game is won by good, shrewd trades and by waiver wire wizardry. Free agents can make or break your team. It may be difficult to take a leap of faith and drop a big name for an unknown who is having a career year. but if it helps, cover the name of who you’re dropping and who you’re adding. Now just look at the numbers and tell me who you want. Not only do you look at the numbers, you look at the numbers LATELY. Yes, a certain person may be hitting .312, but they may be slumping now. That guy hitting .221 may be better for you because he is finally starting to see the ball better. All this to say pick up Huston Street now!
Add: Colorado Rockies RP Huston Street (76% owned)- Street has not been named the closer yet for the Rockies, but we all know that is a foregone conclusion that when he gets some innings in he will be back at the end of the bullpen shutting it down for Colorado. The fact that he is only 76% owned is a little surprising to me given that good closers can be hard to come by if you didn’t draft well or if you have been the victim of major injuries on your roster. Yeah Street isn’t closing yet, but he will. It’s like when you were dating a girl in junior high that was in her awkward stage, then you dump her and once senior year of high school comes around she’s the hottest girl in school. You immediately regret that decision not to stick it out huh? Maybe you should have loved her for her personality and took the chance she would turn out to be a babe. (Sidenote. For a good indication of post-awkward stage attractiveness check her mom out. I don’t make the rules, I just follow them). Street is exactly that. He doesn’t look sexy now, but if you need saves you’ll be sorry you didn’t pick him up later.
Drop: San Diego Padres SP Kevin Correia (55% owned)- Maybe you like Kevin Correia for his personality and that’s fine, but there are so many more attractive pitchers on the market. Correia is 5-5 with an ERA of 5.14, which isn’t exactly glamorous. To go along with that he doesn’t get many strikeouts, and the deepest he has gone in a game all year officially is 6.0 innings, six times. The rest are below 6.0 innings an outing and in those innings only twice has he kept the opponents off the board, and one of those times was the 23rd-ranked offense of the Arizona Diamondbacks. While his WHIP isn’t awful, the rest of these tidbits should deter you from falling in love with Correia. Remember that Seinfeld episode where George said he invented the “It’s not you, it’s me” line? Use that line if you have to, but everyone knows it’s Correia whose at fault. Do what you gotta do.
About the Author
Written by Trevor Stewart
I am a sports geek who loves all sports. Miraculously, a woman has agreed to marry me, knowing full well sports are my obsession, so I got lucky there. I graduated from Biola University with my Bachelor's in Journalism in May and I am looking to break into the sports journalism industry. I currently am a reporter for the Voice in Hickman, Nebraska. I think it was Confucius that said "If you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life." That's what working in sports would feel like for me.