Jim Finch

Waiver Wire Report: The Hot List

Waiver Wire Report: The Hot List

We are in the stretch run for fantasy baseball. Some teams are entering their playoff rounds while others are preparing to do so. Because of this, traditional waiver wire advise means nothing. At this point it does not matter what kind of potential a player has. At this point it doesn’t matter if the BABIP […]

Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – August 21

Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – August 21

I haven’t been as active in the daily fantasy scene this year, but considering I read Neil’s DFS column every morning it feels like I’ve been here all season. I’ve basically been like a backup quarterback, standing on the sideline with my clipboard in hand, taking notes, and learning from the seasoned veteran. Granted I’m […]

Waiver Wire Report: Post Trade Deadline

Waiver Wire Report: Post Trade Deadline

The major league trade deadline has passed, and unless your league has custom settings the fantasy trade deadline has passed as well. That means the only way from here on out to improve your team is through waivers. And, that also means teams will starting to bring up their new toys to see what they […]

Waiver Wire Report: Who’s Ready for Football

Waiver Wire Report: Who’s Ready for Football

Are you ready for some football? I know I’m not, but some of you are. I used to play fantasy football, bu after eight year’s of playing I came to the inevitable conclusion that I suck. I’m sure if I put a little more effort in to it I could have been competitive (maybe), but […]

Waiver Wire Report: Keep Digging

Waiver Wire Report: Keep Digging

We kick off this weeks waiver wire with a quote from my buddy, and fellow fantasy writer, Seth Klein. If you’re neck and neck in a H2H league and don’t use all your allotted adds each week, you have only yourself to blame when u miss playoffs — Seth Klein (@SethDaSportsMan) July 23, 2016 Sadly, […]

Waiver Wire Report: Hitting the Reset Button

Waiver Wire Report: Hitting the Reset Button

Each year when the all-star break passes I hit the rest button here on the wire. That means that all previously recommended players should be looked at with skepticism. Sure, Didi Gregorius has done a fantastic job at shortstop, but things have a tendency of changing at the break. Hot streaks that carried a player […]

Waiver Wire Report: Closing out the First Half

Waiver Wire Report: Closing out the First Half

There has been a lot of bullpen activity over the past few weeks. The Padres shipped Fernando Rodney out-of-town, and the Diamondbacks did the same with Brad Ziegler. Add on injuries to Wade Davis and Craig Kimbrel and you’re left with a slew of fantasy owners scrambling to the waiver wire in search of a […]

Waiver Wire Report: Under-Owned Commodities

Waiver Wire Report: Under-Owned Commodities

The waiver wire isn’t just about looking for the next hot player. OK; it is, but often times players are overlooked due to a slow start or dismissed based upon a poor track record or even age. What a player has done in the past should not matter. Mike Moustakas proved that last year, and […]

Waiver Wire Report: Week 13

Waiver Wire Report: Week 13

Justin Bour (Marlins) Available in 56% of CBS, 77% of Y! and 73% of ESPN leagues Bour is under-owned partly due to the fact he sits versus lefties, but he’s batting .276 against righties with 13 home runs over 174 at bats. For the season and the last 30 days he ranks just outside the […]

Waiver Wire Report: Here comes the Kids

Waiver Wire Report: Here comes the Kids

Hopefully you took my advice last week and picked up Wilson Contreras who was called up yesterday. I know those of you in one catcher leagues may be a little slow to roster him, but believe me he is the kind of difference maker you want hidden away now before he starts getting more at […]

The Closer: Is Rosenthal the New Rodney?

The Closer: Is Rosenthal the New Rodney?

I’m sure Trevor Rosenthal owners are not too happy that what was probably their top drafted closer has just 12 saves on the season. You know who else has 12 saves? Fernando Rodney, that’s who! It’s ironic that these two men are tied with saves, because there are a number of similarities in their career […]

Waiver Wire Report: Keep your bench fluid

Waiver Wire Report: Keep your bench fluid

Someone once asked me where I look for the players that are featured here on the waiver wire. More often than not, I look no further than my own watch list in my home league. My watch list is full of players that I would love to or would consider owning; it is constantly changing […]

Waiver Wire Report: In with the Old

Waiver Wire Report: In with the Old

Why is it that when a young hitter shows power and signs of breaking out, or a young pitcher is lights out over a few starts, that fantasy owners run to the waiver wire to stake their claim? Yet when an older player who either has had a few disappointing years, or even one that […]

Waiver Wire Report: Down the Road

Waiver Wire Report: Down the Road

The fun thing about the waiver wire is, every time you think there is nothing left of value, more players pop up to prove you wrong. I am constantly looking on the waiver wire, not because I have to be, but because it is the only way to stay one step ahead of the rest […]

Field of Streams: Week 8 Weekday Streamers

Field of Streams: Week 8 Weekday Streamers

Your Field of Streams specialist, Will Emerson, will be back on Friday, and his timing couldn’t be any better as I was sure to be sent back to Triple-A after last week’s fiasco. I had a few winners in there, but overall it was a week to forget – hopefully nobody listened to me; apologies […]

Waiver Wire Report; fresh faces and recycled stars

Waiver Wire Report; fresh faces and recycled stars

It is one of those weekends where I have no colorful anecdotes or words of wisdom to share with the masses. What I do have for you is a number of under-owned players who can help your fantasy team now – that is why you are here, right? And away we go! Adam Duvall (Reds): […]

Field of Streams: Week 7 Weekend Streamers

Field of Streams: Week 7 Weekend Streamers

Will Emerson is still on the n/a list – taking up a valuable roster spot and preventing us from calling up a guest writer from the minors to replace him. Just like major league teams; the show must go on, and so must field of streams. While Will is on hiatus, he is relevant in […]

Field of Streams: Week 7 Weekday Streamers

Field of Streams: Week 7 Weekday Streamers

It’s another call to the bullpen as your Field of Streams ring leader is again on hiatus. Fortunately I’ve had plenty of time to warm up in the bullpen and am ready to step in and fulfill all of your streaming needs. Before we get to this week’s pitchers, we need to turn back the […]

Waiver Wire Report: Pitchers Edition

Waiver Wire Report: Pitchers Edition

Last week I decided to focus solely on hitters, so this week I turn my attention to those men on the mound. Pitchers are so much harder to figure out given they only go every five days. You can read a little bit from the early numbers, but things can reverse course with the drop […]

Waiver Wire Report: Hitters Edition

Waiver Wire Report: Hitters Edition

Over the years the number of friends I have that I speak to regularly, that actually play fantasy baseball, have dwindled, so when I received a phone call the other day I was granted a rare opportunity to talk about the subject. We discussed our teams (obviously), trades, injuries, and of course, free agents. One […]