Sunday, May 03, 2009

Moving Up: David Aardsma

posted by Jon Williams
He has been a potential closer for longer than is recommended. He has shown better stuff than results...until this season that is. With the Seattle Mariner closer Brandon Morrow, on the disabled list with right biceps tendinitis (a minor but annoying problem for a pitcher who is called on multiple times a week) David Aardsma is the favorite to see save opportunities.

Aardsma has pitched very well for new Mariner manager Don Wakamatsu. Wakamatsu demonstrated that he would not hesitate to use Aardsma in a save situation just last week and Aardsma succeeded without incident.
"You've seen the value of having two guys that have the stuff and the makeup to do the job," manager Don Wakamatsu said Sunday to MLB.com.
One of the tenets of Advanced Fantasy Baseball is "ride the hot arms until you cannot ride them any longer." Aardsma is pitching very well pick him up and use him until he stops pitching well. If you need saves he is one pitcher that is still available in a lot of leagues about to get the chance to close.

Brandon Morrow to the Disabled List

The Mariners Closing Duo

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Brian Joura said...

I just picked him up this morning in one of my leagues. Kicking myself that I didn't draft him in my dynasty league.

Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 6:01:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Free Sports Betting said...

Thanks for the advice. I just got him in a trade.

Monday, May 4, 2009 at 12:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Schruender said...

Take your pick Aardsma or Andrew Bailey?

Monday, May 4, 2009 at 2:45:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jon Williams said...

I like both players but I think I'd go with Aardsma right now, since for the next few weeks at least he should be the closer. If everything was equal or if I am only concerned with future value I'd go with Bailey.

Monday, May 4, 2009 at 3:30:00 PM EDT  

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