The Guesthouse – Waiver Wire Welcomes

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Daniel Norris

The first series are now in the books, but there so much yet to come. If some of your higher ranked players are not producing out of the gates – don’t panic. You shouldn’t drop them until at least May (watch for the guys that don’t have your patience). But that doesn’t mean you have to start them if you don’t like next weeks match-ups. 

However, for all those owners with a Joe Nathan in their lineup, you might want to have a look at other options. This is when the early nerd gets the return. What? Isn’t that the old cliche? Release Joe Nathan, you must, particularly if Jason Grilli, Luke Gregerson or Nathan’s teammate, Joakim Soria, are still out there lurking behind that “Add” button. We warned you not to take Nathan. Don’t make the mistake of keeping him. He will only hurt your numbers.

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Fantasy baseball 2015 – The Closer Scramble

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Joakim Soria

There was a moment in our 14-team (in-person) “home draft” this year that caused the loudest roar I have yet to hear in any offline mancave competition. It will live on as the most memorable back to back pick in our history. 

The softest-spoken member of our league had received the dreaded 14th pick. On the turn, at the end of Round 5 and the start of Round 6, he took Aroldis Chapman and Craig Kimbrel. It was a move of gargantuan cajones. And it was a complete and utter, in your face, defiance of my advice.

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Harvey Makes your Hurlers a Beautiful Thing

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Matt Harvey

Maybe this is the one “Showdown” we missed back in March – “Harvey vs Strasburg”. Both pitchers huge talents. Both made big footprints in their first year. Both went down for Tommy John surgery in their second season. Both are candidates to dethrone Clayton Kershaw as the top pitcher in the league.

But only Harvey got the job done yesterday. He struck out Bryce Harper 3 times and even prompted a few compliments from the 22 yr. old.

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Gonzo goes Gonzo – Sets Record

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Must have seemed like an eternity for Cubs fans between the opener and game two against their most hated rivals. I mean, how cruel can it get for Cubbies fans? You can bet it was a pretty unproductive Wednesday afternoon in offices across the North Side when game 2 finally arrived. And for these slackers it was worth the wait – just like it will be worth the wait for Kris Bryant.

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