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Dexter Fowler is having a really good season, and a lot of people have yet to take notice. (Photo by dbking via CC BY 2.0)
Welcome back to the Waiver Wire Watch. Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, it’s time to bear down for the stretch of the fantasy baseball season. Here are some more under-the-radar players that are worth taking a look at.
Format for waiver wire watch:
50-75% Owned- Player qualifies for 10-team league
25-49% Owned- Player qualifies for 12-team league
Less than 25% Owned- Player qualifies for 14-team league
Again, these percentages are found on Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball.
10-team league hitter to watch
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL
Dexter Fowler is having a really good season, and a lot of people have yet to take notice. He has a solid AVG of .295, and he has an extremely impressive OBP (.381) and SLG (.511). The .381 OBP also puts him among the top 10 outfielders in that category.
Fowler also leads the majors with 10 triples on the season. T...
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Dan O'Dowd remains in charge of nearly everything.The Colorado Rockies made some changes in the front office on Wednesday. Well, sort of.Wednesday started very early for Rockies fans. With whispers at Coors Field, then a report on 850 KOA that Dan O'Dowd had been fired as general manager of the franchise. Twitter went wild with speculation, with everyone looking for a confirmation...
The Colorado Rockies always have done things a little differently.
Maybe it's Coors Field, the most hitter-friendly ballpark in the majors. Maybe it's the unique start time for home games, as the lone outpost in the Mountain Time Zone. Maybe it's the frontier feel of Denver, baseball's mountain pass en route from Kansas City to San Francisco.
The Rockies' originality...
Reports say that Dan O'Dowd is out as Rockies GM.Andy Lindahl of 850 KOA is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have relieved Dan O'Dowd of his duties as general manager.Lindahl reported on his show that Rich "G-Man" Goins, famous for spending 33 days on a billboard in Denver in 1990 during a Broncos losing streak, has said that the Rockies have relieved O'Dowd...
The rumors were squelched for the time being this morning by the Colorado Rockies. Dan O'Dowd is still the man in charge of the ball club. For now."For now" are the two words that everyone should be paying attention to.Late Tuesday night, Rich "G-Man" Goins, former 103.5 the Fox morning show host and friend of the Rockies, called in to Andy Lindahl's show...
The Rockies have recalled right-hander Alex White from Triple-A Colorado Springs, and he will start Thursday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
White was 3-3 with a 3.61 ERA in 10 starts at Colorado Springs since being sent down on June 24. He was 2-6 with a 6.45 ERA in 10 starts with the Rockies this season before his demotion.
To make room for White, Colorado sent outfielder...
The Colorado Rockies have restructured front office responsibilities with assistant general manager Bill Geivett being given more day-to-day duties with the major league club while general manager Dan O'Dowd focuses on player development.
Geivett will still report to O'Dowd, who has been GM since September 1999. The Rockies have reached the playoffs twice in his tenure and...
Well, apparently I’m not the only one who thinks the Rockies need to make some changes, as Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that General Manager Dan O’Dowd is going to have his job change to “focus more on the minor leagues and player development”, which doesn’t sound very much like a GM at all. Assistant GM Bill Geivett is being given “expanded day-to-day duties...
Denver, CO. In a move that has many in Rockies Nation scratching their heads, the Colorado Rockies’ GM Dan O’Dowd has reassigned himself to more of a role with the minor league systems and player development, while giving Bill Geivett more of a role with the major league club. Interesting O’Dowd would make this move the day … Continue reading »The post Colorado Rockies...
Denver, CO. After suffering a sweep at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend, the Colorado Rockies need to look at the next steps in an already miserable season. Current trade rumors include AL West interest in Rafael Betancourt and Matt Reynolds. Is that all the Rockies are looking to do? The Rockies brass … Continue reading »The post Colorado Rockies Next Steps...
Denver, CO. In another display of dominance ex Colorado Rockie Matt Holliday continues to own the Colorado Rockies’ pitching staff. Tuesday Holliday only had a home run and 4 RBI in a 11-6 beat down of Colorado. Wednesday in a 9-6 victory Holliday hit 2 home runs along with 5 RBI. This season in six … Continue reading »The post Ex Colorado Rockie Matt Holliday Owns Colorado...
The Colorado Rockies reorganized their front office hours before losing 9-6 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, their fifth consecutive loss on the current homestand and seventh in a row at home. Dan O'Dowd remains the general manager, but Bill Geivett, who had been a key adviser to O'Dowd with the title of senior vice president of scouting and player development and...
Tyler Colvin hit a tiebreaking double and rookie Josh Rutledge homered in his fourth straight game, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Thursday night to avert a three-game sweep.
Wilin Rosario hit his first career pinch-hit homer, a two-run shot off reliever Brian Fuentes in the eighth inning, and Jordan Pacheco went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs...
DENVER (AP) -- Tyler Colvin hit a tiebreaking double and rookie Josh Rutledge homered in his fourth straight game, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Thursday night to avert a three-game sweep.
Wilin Rosario hit his first career pinch-hit homer, a two-run shot off reliever Brian Fuentes in the eighth inning, and Jordan Pacheco went 3 for 3 with two doubles...
Editor's Note: I meant to publish this post that Sunrise did for us a few days ago, but completely spaced out. Anyway, here it is now:
Although the Rockies managed to sweep the Reds over the weekend, Sunday's game had a shining moment that could basically sum up their .370 last place worthy winning percentage after the first 100 games. At the end of the 5th inning, the...
The Rockies started Wednesday with a front office shakeup, but not quite the one most fans were looking for. There was a game the Rockies were leading late until Matt Belisle surrendered a rare home run. There was also a play at the plate with questionable effort by Ramon Hernandez, who wouldn't go near the runner to make an easy tag. Another day, another loss, and now more Rockies notes.