After Jordan Zimmerman scored me 29.5 points yesterday to complete my victory, I traded him for Michael Morse. Zimmerman will be great for the next month, but now that it looks like I will make the playoffs, I wanted someone who would be useful then. I’m currently 8-6 and my next three opponents are 4-10 or worse.
On the down side, with Brian Matusz in the minors, I will have to stream one or two starters per week, a process saved by having seven pitchers. But that’s a worthwhile trade off for a possible .300/30 guy who will still be hitting come playoff time. I’m currently the eight seed, if the playoffs started today. Eight teams out of 18 make playoffs. Last year, the eighth seed was 13-9, so that’s what I expect it to take.