|LABR FAAB Report: Week of April 29|
|Written by Administrator|
|Monday, 29 April 2013 15:35|
Each week, your friends at Mastersball will post the results of the weekly LABR FAAB run, featuring the winning bid as well a the runner-up bids. There are three LABR leagues, a 12-team AL only, 12-team NL only and 15-team Mixed League. You can see the complete standings for each league by clicking on the appropriate heading, located just under each player photo.
Included with each league report will be commentary from a Mastersball staff member participating in that league. We invite you to ask questions and post comments at the bottom of the report.
All contingency bids for awarded players are included. Sometimes, this bid is tied to a player that the owner received, so at times the bid amount is larger than the winning bid. We are including it to provide as much information and context as possible with each report.
UNAWARDED CONTINGENCY BIDS
Perry Van Hook's Commentary
The free agent list for the LABR AL league is pretty barren – borne out by only one dollar bids on any player this week. I bet my dollar that the Angels may soon need to get Jerome Williams into the rotation since he has been pitching much better than those currently in the rotation and they can’t continue to lose ground in the AL West.
Lawr Michaels' Commentary
I have to say I was in a good/bad place in NL LABR this week, for I really wanted to pick up LA's Matt Magill as a FAAB pick, but my pitching is not only pretty good, but I had just activated Tony Cingrani while reserving Josh Collmenter, meaning I really did not have a space for the new Dodger arm.
As it is my bud Steve Gardner of USA Today snatched the hurler up for a mere $2 bid.
Steve, I am envious, though I shouldn't be. All else, get on the Magill bandwagon.
The other bids that seemed interesting were Kevin Gregg going to team Wolf/Colton for $16. As Glenn noted in a thread where we congratulated him on his Fantasy Sports Hall of Fame induction (yay Glenn), last week they passed on the reliever and he copped three saves, so this week they bid $16 and landed him. With no one else bidding, meaning Gregg's stock is that well thought of in the LABR circuit.
Finally, Jeff Erickson grabbed Brandon Inge, now a utility infielder with the Pirates. Inge cost Jeff's Rotowire team $5, but i think the rewards will be 10-plus homers, not bad for a utility guy ex post drafto Of course, there is a question about average, but Inge will get some knocks and will also play the corners and second, giving some position flex.
UNAWARDED CONTINGENCY BIDS
Todd Zola's Commentary
It's quite frustrating to be struggling and not see any help on the wire. Truth be told my hitting, while not staunch, is holding its own and will be fine - but my pitching is off to a horrible start <
I could have bid on Kevin Gregg but I already was bit by Mitchell Boggs and am not sure Gregg will continue on as the Cubbies' stopper so I passed.
I considered Ted Lilly and Kevin Correia but neither are dominant enough for me to give up what I have. I am still OK with Clayton Kershaw, Yovani Gallardo and Kris Medlen fronting the rotation and having Alex Cobb and Dillon Gee as the next level. My streamers are Julio Teheran, Ross Detwiler Clayton Richard and Blanton so I feel good there too.
So I sat on my FAAB this week and will wait for a week where I feel as though I can get a better bang for my buck.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 20:34|