Free Agents Can Be Your Slump-Busters

Smart picks can salvage a season
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2008 11:39 AM CDT
Free Agents Can Be Your Slump-Busters
Florida Marlins Andrew Miller pitches to the San Deigo Padres in the third inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 4, 2008 in Miami. He gave up two hits on four hits during five innings of work.   (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

If your fantasy baseball squad is struggling, you can take the Jason Giambi approach and wear a gold thong to break out of your slump; or you can check out your league's free agents and get yourself a slump-buster in the form of a starting pitcher—like Darrell Rasner, for example. ESPN's Matthew Berry offers a few other possible winners:

  • Bartolo Colon: Made his Red Sox debut this week. Will get you some wins and Ks.
  • Andrew Miller: Marlins starter has 1.44 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP and 26 strikeouts in 25 innings in May.
  • Daniel Cabrera: Orioles pitcher has a 2.67 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP this month.
  • Mike Cameron: Brewers OF on pace for 34 HRs despite missing April.
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