Friday, June 01, 2012
The daily grind 6-1Posted by Brad Johnson at 5:55am
The Daily Grind provides daily match-up advice based on my every-morning waiver wire search. I welcome advice to help make this column more effective. Ownership rates are from Yahoo!
If Felipe Paulino is still available in your league, he has an exploitable match-up against the A's today. His ownership shot up six points since yesterday to 28 percent.
Wade Miley has a solid match-up against the Padres if he can avoid the broadside of Carlos Quentin's bat.
Speaking of Quentin, he's still only 51 percent owned. I found him in one league this morning, so I'd hazard to guess that a few of you will have a shot at him.
Andruw Jones gets his usual lefty action today.
Buy on Indians against Carl Pavano. Michael Brantley looks like he's available in most leagues.
Greg Dobbs should start against Kyle Kendrick.
I'd recommend R.A. Dickey, but he's over 70 percent owned at the moment. Nobody else is really usable. The A's are starting TBA, which might turn out to be someone useful.
It's going to be a Rajai Davis day tomorrow.
Seth Smith against Luke Hochevar smells tasty.
Carlos Gomez will see more action, although the match-up with Erik Bedard isn't the best.
It looks like Scott Downs and Ernesto Frieri might share the closer role. That means go with the righty Frieri for now. I've squirreled away Jordan Walden in a few leagues as I suspect he'll recapture the job in time.
Hooray for Gomez. He went 1-for-2 with one home run, one run, and two RBI.
Will Middlebrooks did not play. I warned you of that.
Todd Helton went 1-for-4 with one run, one RBI, and one walk.
Brian Bogusevic was 1-for-4 with one run.
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