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Charging the Mound: Selling Low on Harper

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Liss
Sent: Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:55am
To: Jeff Erickson
Subject: Charging

First off, I think it's great we pulled off an on-camera trade today (see above). I dealt you Anthony Rizzo and Wily Peralta for Bryce Harper and Joe Nathan. From my side, I DL'd Harper (didn't have anyone there), and gained a roster spot to play with. First thing I did was pick up David Lough, who has a double-header, on a short slate. It also helps with my positional flexibility. I had four first basemen (Rizzo, Jose Abreu, David Ortiz and Justin Morneau). I could play them all given the two utility spots, but that meant I had no room for anyone else there if someone's status was uncertain. Essentially, if you're waiting on a lineup call, you want to have that player in your UT spot, so your sub

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