|The Argument About Daily Transactions|
|Written by Perry Van Hook|
|Friday, 15 June 2012 16:50|
Another argument against daily transactions comes interestingly enough from those who have unlimited access and time to catch things during the day and grab a brand new free agent in attempts to improve their lineup.
Consider what happened on Friday from the point of view of an active roto player in an AL-only league. With a pitching vacancy since lineups were changed on Monday (and there are lots of those - Drew Smyly, Alexi Ogando, Steven Pryor, P.J. Walters, Kyle Drabek, and Brandon Morrow all put on the DL; and Blake Beavan optioned to the minors), the news on Friday morning is that the Texas Rangers decide against starting Robbie Ross (ostensibly because Ron Washington thinks he needs even more relievers) and are going to put Koji Uehara on the DL and call up Jason Grimm from Double-A Round Rock. While Grimm has been excellent for those Rangers, he is jumping a level and several Texas pitchers there.
But fine, pick up Grimm on Friday for the Saturday start (once the transaction goes through) and there is even a bonus chance that he will get a second or third start, according to Rangers GM Jon Daniels. All Ready
But then the news breaks that Josh Hamilton was hospitalized Thursday night after the game for an intestinal virus and will be getting fluids for the next day or two and that the Rangers did DL Uehara but used that roster spot to call up outfield prospect Leonys Martin who will start in CF on Friday night. Well………..then how are they getting Grimm to the 40-man roster and then active? Or with Hamilton out and the extra outfielder needed, will they scrap that plan and perhaps start Robbie Ross? Or more likely they will make another move to get Grimm active on Saturday but now your competition has all the news you were going to act on.Sigh
And you thought it was a plus to have daily transactions or that they were terrible because you couldn’t get to a computer and get all the news.
|Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2012 17:08|