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2011 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Gems – American League


Don't let this end up being your 3rd Baseman!

This weekly column will focus on guys who are out there to be had for nothing in most leagues that can help your team even if only as a short-term fill in. So if you’re like me and have Evan Longoria, Jason Bay, Brian Matusz and Chase Utley sitting on your DL, these are some names you might have to call to the rescue!

Jeremy Guthrie, SP Baltimore Orioles (40% owned in Yahoo, 29% in ESPN leagues)

Current Stat Line – 1 W/6 K/ 0.00 ERA

While clearly we can not expect his next few starts to go as well or better than his first, Guthrie is a solid starter backed by an improved offense in Baltimore. He may not make Sunday’s start due to a bout with Pneumonia, but beyond that he should be ready to go. We can expect wins in the teens, an ERA under 4 and 125+ strike outs.

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2011 American League West Previews: Angels


2010 Record: 80-82 (3rd in Division; 10th Best Record in AL)

Since 2004, the Halos have won the American League West 5 times. 2010 was not one of those years. After registering 97 wins in 2009, they failed to break .500 for the first time since 2003. After Kendry “Gramatica” Morales went down like Frazier, the team lost all focus scoring 202 fewer runs than they did in 2009. They were hoping Dan Haren could save their season, but the Rangers proved to be for real…as did the A’s since they finished ahead of them as well. The Rally Monkey of 2002 seems like a distant memory, so perhaps 2011 is their year?

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