The unofficial deadline is here, as Memorial Day weekend is the checkpoint of when we have to seriously start looking at our rosters and determine the players who are off to a slow start or are having a bad season.
We also know what our strengths and weaknesses, are and it's time to come up with a plan to figure out how to improve our team. The waiver wire is always a great spot, but not every week
will be like last week
when elite talent is available.
Colorado Rockies Reliever Scott Oberg -- Closer Wade Davis landed on the disabled list with an oblique strain, which has opened the door for Oberg. It's always good to get some clarity when a team loses its closer and we got one, as Rockies manager Bud Black said Oberg will become the primary closer in Davis' absence. Despite the 1.77 ERA, Oberg hasn't struck many hitters out as he has only racked up 13 strikeouts in 20.1 innings. The 11 walks are also concerning. However, we need to add a guy who will be getting the ball to close games out. We should also keep an eye on teammates Bryan Shaw and Carlos Estevez, as they could chip in with some saves as well.
Milwaukee Brewers Starting Pitcher Jimmy Nelson -- This is a stash option, as Nelson is still currently on the injured list with a shoulder injury. However, the right-hander is nearing a return and looked sharp in his latest rehab outing, striking out eight hitters. Nelson missed all of 2018, but was solid in 2017 with 199 strikeouts. We're digging deep for pitching right now with numerous injures and a lot of ineffectiveness, especially on the waiver wire. Nelson could be a decent option if he can remain healthy.
Philadelphia Phillies Infielder/Outfielder Scott Kingery -- The talented 25-year-old has returned and all he has done is pick up four hits in his first five games back. Kingery is batting .362 for the season and should get a chance to play every day in a very talented Phillies lineup. As always, we love multiple position eligibility. Kingery is eligible at three positions, which only makes him a more attractive option.