Monday, September 24, 2012

N.L. FAAB Log: September 24, 2012

The A.L. I track for the FAAB logs has four teams within 4 1/2 points of each other heading into the last 10 days. The N.L. I track has a two-team race that is starting to look less like a race and more like a coronation. So there were only two FAAB moves this week.

Since returning from the DL after a moderate rotator cuff/labrum tear, Garcia has been serviceable (3.89 ERA, 41 2/3 IP, 46 H, 10 BB, 36 K) across seven starts. He gets the Astros this week and is an OK add with the favorable match-up. I'm not completely sold on him for 2012 because of the injury, but the results have been fine.

It's never too late to try and sneak a keep onto your 2013 team if you have the roster space. However, it's hard to envision him returning next year, given all of his injury issues this year. For $0 it's a worthy gamble (Berkman would be a $10 freeze), but if I had to place a bet on Berkman starting somewhere in the National League in 2013, I'd bet strongly against.

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