The daily grind 5-29

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!

Lonnie Chisenhall has been recalled, so if you like prospect types, go nab him.

Today’s grind

Homer Bailey against the hapless Pirates is mildly intriguing.

Joe Blanton has a decent match-up against the Mets, but you always have to be wary of blow-up innings with him.

Jarrod Parker faces the Twins in a high stakes offensive battle (sarcasm).

Jason Kubel gets to use his platoon powers for good against Ryan Vogelsong.

It seems like a Seth Smith kind of day. He faces Cole De Vries

Craig Gentry will get a spot start against Jason Vargas.

We all missed Ty Wigginton‘s six RBI performance, but he’ll get a chance for an encore against Jeremy Hefner.

Tomorrow’s grind

Alex Cobb is borderline ownable in most leagues. He faces a sometimes challenging White Sox offense tomorrow.

Anthony Bass has a friendly match-up against the Cubs.

Christian Friedrich has the coveted Astros match-up, although it’s worth noting that he’s struggled through a couple outings recently.

David Murphy is set to battle Blake Beavan.

Matt Adams might like Tim Hudson‘s pitch-to-contact ways.

Let’s ride the Wigginton wave, at least while he’s facing his old employers… and Dillon Gee.

Ryan Doumit sees Tyson Ross tomorrow, so go pick him up. He’s only 27 percent owned, which has me baffled since his catcher/outfield dual eligibility is quite valuable for flex purposes.

Reliever watch

Much occurred since last we met. I’m not going to cover all of it.

Matt Capps recovered from a blown save on Sunday to shut the door on Monday. Despite tepid results, he’s gotten the job done on the few occasions that the Twins have been ahead after eight innings.

Chris Perez saved his 17th in a row. Shrug?

Brandon League‘s closer role has been handed over to the revolving door. A closer by committee would work better in Seattle if any other reliever was high leverage material. Tom Wilhelmsen might be the guy who gets the biggest opportunity, but he’s yet to actualize his raw skills.

Yesterday’s results

That was all many a moon ago.

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  1. Kubrick said...

    Do you see Matt Adams losing playing time or even being sent down when Allen Craig returns this week?

  2. Brad Johnson said...

    He’ll definitely lose playing time. Not sure yet if he’ll be sent down but it seems fairly likely to me.

  3. I-will-beat-you-with-a-parrot said...


    4 wins in a row. 24-24.




    ok….fine….still a little hapless

  4. Tyson said...

    Brad, nice work with these articles.  Just saw that Eovaldi is getting the callup and start today.  Have any predictions for him?  Think he can make an impact this season?

  5. Brad Johnson said...

    He’ll have his share of favorable match-ups but I don’t see him as more than a stream guy in most “normal” formats.

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