Archive for April 2010

A nice, well-rounded basket of goodies in my final Waiver Wire column: stud CA Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves, rising 1B Joey Votto and OF Justin Upton, along with lefty SP Wandy Rodriguez and Cincinnati closer Francisco Cordero.

On offense, we look at the powerful Andre Ethier, the speedy Michael Bourn, and the powerful and speedy Brandon Phillips, while our pitching focuses on the young fireballer Ubaldo Jimenez and the fragile fireballer Rafael Soriano.

This week, we look at a bounceback year from Derrek Lee, the awful second halves of Raul Ibanez and Brad Hawpe, and the future for an up-and-coming Clayton Kershaw and a down-and-going Johan Santana.

This week’s WW Offseason examines the chance for a breakout from Jeff Clement, a rebound from Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels, or continuing production from Houston’s Bud Norris and Arizona’s Mark Reynolds, as well as whether Nick Hundley is a good investment.

This week focuses on the NL Central, with a look at Milwaukee 2B Rickie Weeks, St. Louis’ new 2B Felipe Lopez, Pittsburgh’s new-ish LF Lastings Milledge, plus young pitchers Homer Bailey of Cincinnati and (just so the NL West doesn’t feel left out) young-ish Jason Hammel of Colorado.

An index of all players covered in the NL Waiver Wire column

Outfielders and pitchers from Florida and Cincinnati take center stage this week, along with a host of Johns, as we look at Marlins Cameron Maybin and Chris Volstad, Reds Jonny Gomes and Johnny Cueto, and the Mets’ John Maine.

In honor of President’s Day, we look at four Washington Nationals—new Nats Adam Kennedy and Chien-Ming Wang, along with reader requests Josh Willingham and Elijah Dukes—plus rising ace Yovani Gallardo of the Brewers.

This week, we look at three outfielders (Jason Bay, Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Young) as well as pitchers Ricky Nolasco and Billy Wagner.

It’s an all-request week, as we look at the Nationals’ closer situation, an aging Lance Berkman, the youthful Colby Rasmus and Everth Cabrera, and the developing Nate Schierholtz.