Week 9 Primer
Because it's Memorial Day weekend, we're going to keep this barebones and lay out the schedules and FAAB moves, dispensing with the commentary and preamble this week.
Week 9 Noteworthy Schedules
There are no dreaded five-game schedules this week, and in fact, every team is playing Monday for Memorial Day. To that end, make sure to set your lineups early - there are a ton of day games.
The following teams play seven games this week: Angels, Braves, Diamondbacks, Orioles, Red Sox, Reds, Tigers, Astros, Royals, Dodgers, Twins, Mets, A's, Phillies, Pirates, Mariners, Giants, Cardinals, Rangers and Blue Jays. One takeaway from all of this is that the marginal playing time guys have a lot less value this week, as your opponents are getting a lot more bites out of the apple for counting stats.
Here are the interleague matchups, with the home team listed first.
- Braves-Red Sox (Mon-Thur) - Atlanta hosts the first two games, then they go to Boston for two. Will the slumping Red Sox dare bench David Ortiz
for two games in Atlanta?
- White Sox-Padres (Fri-Sun) - Carlos Quentin
gets to be the DH for three days, unless he's too banged up to begin with.
- Indians-Rockies (Fri-Sun) - With Michael Cuddyer
back the Rockies have a big logjam in the outfield, but that will be alleviated for three days.
- Brewers-Orioles (Mon-Wed) - The O's will have to play Nelson Cruz
in the outfield all three games without the DH available. Chris Davis
is on paternity leave for Monday's game.
- Cardinals-Yankees (Mon-Wed) - The Yankees will feel the crunch in the outfield for three days, even with Carlos Beltran
on the DL.
- Nats-Rangers (Fri-Sun) - The Rangers finish off their 11-game road trip in DC, and will work without the DH against Strasburg, Fister and Roark.
For more on the pitching matchups, please check out our indispensable Projected Starters Grid
. I use that frequently to aid my free agent bidding and my lineups, both for two-start starters and for matchups. And then refer to Paul Sporer's excellent Pitcher Value Meter
to settle any ties in your starting pitching matchups.
FREE AGENT RESULTS
In this section I'll try to list as many of the free agent results as I can from my Sunday deadline leagues. Due to time constraints, the commentary will frequently be short.
NFBC - RotoWire Online Championship
NFBC Main Event
RotoWire Staff Keeper League
Browns: Pick up Ronald Belisario ($17), drop Robbie Ross Jr.
(Schin Kickers: $11)
(Casale Industries: $9)
(High-A West Madison: $1)
Erickson: Pick up Charlie Culberson ($3), drop Johnny Giavotella
Jakarta Raiders: Pick up Josh Fields ($5), drop Jordan Walden
Casale Industries: Pick up Josh Harrison ($5), drop Lucas Duda
(Casale Industries: $5)
(Jakarta Raiders: $3)
Don Baylor's All-Stars: Pick up Nick Hundley ($7), drop Tony Sanchez
High-A West Madison: Pick up Nick Martinez ($3), drop Kyle Farnsworth
Anderson: Pick up Jake McGee ($2), drop Chris Withrow
Liss and Shoe's Dynasty: Pick up Jason Motte ($3), drop Bud Norris
Casale Industries: Pick up Adam Ottavino ($4), drop Kevin Siegrist
Browns: Pick up Juan Carlos Oviedo ($3), drop Matt Harrison
Erickson: Pick up Yusmeiro Petit ($3), drop Marcus Semien
Don Baylor's All-Stars: Pick up David Phelps ($5), drop Jose Lobaton
Frozen Ropes: Pick up Justin Turner ($6), drop Brett Cecil
(Frozen Ropes: $5)
Liss and Shoe's Dynasty: Pick up Danny Valencia ($1), drop Brock Holt
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Trevor Bauer awarded to MLB.com for $10.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Failed bids for Trevor Bauer: $7, $9, $1.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Rougned Odor awarded to KFFL.com for $7.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Jean Machi awarded to RotoExperts for $6.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Wilmer Flores awarded to Rotowire-Colton for $5.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Ronald Belisario awarded to Baseball HQ for $5.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Failed bids for Ronald Belisario: $2.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Danny Valencia awarded to Razzball for $2.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Mike Carp awarded to MLB.com for $2.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Vidal Nuno awarded to Razzball for $1.
Mon May 26 12:01 AM ET: Paul Konerko awarded to Bloomberg Sports for $1.
Andy Behrens: pur CGimenez Tex 1
Andy Behrens: pur ESogard Oak 5
Andy Behrens: pur STolleson Tor 1
Steve Moyer: pur NHundley Bal 19
Mike Podhorzer: pur CWhitley NYY 5
Mike Podhorzer: pur AMiller Bos 0
Ron Shandler: pur LHendriks Tor 1
Rob Leibowitz: pur BOberholtzer Hou 1
Larry Schechter: pur KPillar Tor 1
Steve Moyer: pur JPetricka CWS 2
Rob Leibowitz: pur BCecil Tor 1
Jeff Erickson: pur JOviedo TB 0
Jeff Erickson: pur MKohn LAA 0
Lawr Michaels: pur DOtero Oak 1
Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton: pur BGuyer TB 0
Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton: pur JMurphy NYY 0