12/26/2012 12:55 PM
Just looking for some feedback, please. I have an '81 Raines that is batting .176/.254 after 43 games. Is it time to cut bait on this guy? I know some of you don't believe in using the WW, but this guy is driving me nuts.
12/26/2012 2:58 PM
I would hang on to him for a while longer. 43 games really isn't that long. Also, a big factor on whether to use the WW or not is if there is someone that is legitimately a better fit for your team. Sometimes people react too quickly, drop someone on a cold streak, then pick up someone who's not as good - simply because they were available. It rarely turns out well.
12/26/2012 6:29 PM
I appreciate the feedback, matt. Before I saw your post, though, I pulled the trigger on a WW claim and used '81 Raines and some cash to pick up '82 Rickey Henderson. Lower BA, but slightly better OBP, still a ton o' speed, same defense (C) but better range (A). We'll see how it shakes out, but my team isn't exactly lighting it up, regardless.
12/26/2012 7:04 PM
Every now and then a waiver wire pickup will turn out to be just what the team needed. Hope it works out for you!

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