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  1. Yup, it’s that time of the year. Unless a guy is a keeper, his matchups over the next few weeks are probably more important than his season numbers. I just dumped Fowler (backing up Bourn) for Pedro Alvarez because Colorado just doesn’t have any juicy home games until veeeeery late in the fantasy playoffs and I need a backup 3B for when Fraizer starts losing time

    Comment by NatsFan73 — September 5, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

  2. Any recommendations with who to replace McAllister in the 15% owned and under pool? Have a deep league (20 team) without many options – best appear to be Jeremy Guthrie, Eric Stults, Miguel Gonzalez, and Mark Rogers (hes probably owned in someones minors)

    Now i’ve got to look into Rogers… but would you rather any of those guys than McAllister down the stretch? Or even next year? He might make one of my lower tier keepers.

    Comment by JimLahey — September 5, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

  3. Matchups say Stults is not an all bad play for the next few weeks …

    Comment by NatsFan73 — September 5, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

  4. Rogers was shutdown for the ROS. Wily Peralta/Tyler Thornburg have replaced him. Innings limit. I would def eliminate Guthrie. Hes so prone to the 1.2 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 2 K line. that can kill you in a h2h matchup.

    i would check matchups, but my instinct is telling me stults as well. hes likely to have the better matchups, and has shown that he can pitch outsie of PETCO. the majority of games being played down the stretch are divisional games, meaning Gonzalez could potentially face the Yanks, Sox, Blue Jays, and Rays…all of which have struggled offensively as of late, but all of which are very potent in their ability to put up 8 ER in any given inning. i would just stream. look for good matchups. mcallister faces the twins this weekend which isnt all bad IMO. yes, the twins are a better offense than people realize, especially at home, but i still think hes a decent play. i would look at ESPN start/sit piece that comes out every Friday. its really useful for streaming guys.

    Comment by Cliff — September 5, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

  5. Is Drew Stubbs still worth rostering in a deep H2H mixed league?

    He has been awful since July. His strikeouts are obviously a huge problem and he’s killing my rate stats, but there’s always that hidden power/speed appeal, like he could go off on a tear at any moment and be one of the more valuable outfielders in a given week. But now he’s about to be dropped in the order.

    Comment by Peter — September 5, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

  6. i’m hanging on to mcallister since his next start is against the twins. hopefully another decent option will pop up on my league’s terribly thin waiver wire.

    Comment by joe bananas — September 5, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

  7. Stream-O-Nator Time:

    Comment by Atari — September 5, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

  8. Rogers got shut down for the season :(

    Comment by Scott — September 5, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

  9. AJ Griffin @ Seattle Saturday, looks money on paper

    Got a question – sit Gallardo tomorrow @ STL? They have absolutely owned him his last couple years… As of now I’m sitting him, but I’m in a heated rotisserie-format stretch run race and might harm myself or others if he pitches a gem.

    Comment by Ashman — September 6, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  10. Solid article. I agree on Quintana and being a White Sox fan it kills me to know this because of the playoff run. But the Cell is a homer friendly place.

    Comment by Axis of Honor 25 — September 15, 2012 @ 10:12 am

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