Unfortunately, there is very little to discuss with regard to races in our National League, as the first place team has had it wrapped up for quite awhile now. There is also very little to discuss with regard to the actual players, as many of the players are being bid on for categorical purposes.
So, in light of that, rather than do a FAAB Log, I want to take a look at a couple of daily transaction pitchers that could be of impact tonight and tomorrow:
Matt Garza (versus San Diego). If Garza is going to pitch well, San Diego may be the place to do it. Favorable park; favorable match-up; favorable fantasy play.
Madison Bumgarner (at home against Colorado). Bumgarner, up until his last start against the Dodgers, has been great for the Giants. Neither team has anything to play for, and this could be a “swing and move on” type of game.
Jake Westbrook (versus Houston). This is a hunch play. Westbrook has not pitched great this month, but has not pitched poorly either. This is a huge game for the Cardinals, and I have a feeling he is going to come up big tonight.
Edinson Volquez (versus New York). I love Volquez against the Mets. This is another game of “swing and move on,” and this is a favorable ball-park matchup. He is also likely to pitch to a decision, unlike many other pitchers tonight and tomorrow.
Ryan Dempster (versus San Diego). See Matt Garza above.
Keep in mind that there are a number of pitchers that will not pitch on Wednesday, or will only pitch a couple of innings: Saunders, Hamels, Gallardo and others. This could hurt you if you need wins.