It’s the final stretch and for some leagues the playoffs are either underway or fast approaching. We have a nice infusion of talent with roster expansion and some of the finest prospects in Major League Baseball getting a taste of "The Show". If you are in the money, or battling for position, here are the waiver wire pickups for Week 23, if not, you are probably already working on improving your Fantasy Football team!
Can you believe it? As we wrap up the weekend and head into week 14, teams will hit the 81 game mark, exactly half way through the 2013 season. Middle is the key word in this week's edition of Waiver Flavor. A handful of tried and true closers returned this week; J.J. Putz, Rafael Betancourt and Chris Perez to be specific. Chances are these guys were reserved in your league, so the main impact is that Heath Bell, Rex Brothers and Vinnie Pestano return to Middle relievers (OK setup men). We also are getting back Middle infielders Asdrubal Cabrera, Aaron Hill and Jose Reyes from injury. Temporary help like Mike Aviles and fellow Middle infielders in Arizona and Toronto take a major hit.
Plenty of hitting emerging this month to provide your team with that needed shot in the arm. We have five star prospects finally delivering and injured veterans getting healthy. As temeperatures continue to heat up across the country, balls are flying out of the park. If you need help behind the plate, in the middle, corner or outfield, we have some talent certain to improve your club.