Chris Gingrich

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Chris Gingrich

Fantasy Fix: Regulators make a comeback

— I know I told you last week that I would be going over some fantasy baseball, and I will, just as soon as I give some props to my fantasy basketball team, The Regulators.

I know everyone wants to hear the lowdown on the players to pick up off the fantasy baseball waivers, but I have to brag on my championship contending hoops team.

Last week, the championship round in Yahoo fantasy basketball leagues began.

It was a rough first few days for The Regulators, as they found themselves in the hole, down by a score of 7 to 2.

My opponent was dominating me in pretty much every aspect of the game apart from me leading in turnovers and free-throw percentage.

By Friday, I had almost accepted the fact that I was going to finish in second place. I was close in rebounds, blocks, steals and assists, and I even had a shot at the points category, but I had pretty much conceded it because I was down by 75 points.

By the end of Friday night, I had made a game of it by coming back and taking over 2 categories - rebounds and blocks.

Going into the weekend, it was a close contest, and I do mean close.

I was still losing by a category, 4 to 3, but we were tied in steals and assists. By the end of Sunday's games, I had made a comeback and taken the steals and assists categories, which gave me the lead, 5 to 4, heading into the new week.

As I write this column tonight, I am now ahead with a lead of 7 to 2. Points, rebounds, steals and, to a lesser extent, blocks are all still competitive categories.

By the time you read this, The Regulators still will be competing for one of those spiffy little Yahoo championship trophies, and with any luck, I might just pull off a small miracle after that weak start to the title round.

OK, this is going to be a short and sweet rundown of who you should be looking at on your fantasy baseball waiver wire this week.

• Nyjer Morgan, outfield, Pittsburgh Pirates, 18 percent owned

• Endy Chavez, outfield, Seattle Mariners, 7 percent owned

• Rickie Weeks, second base, Milwaukee Brewers, 53 percent owned

• Mike Cameron, outfield, Milwaukee Brewers, 28 percent owned

• Chase Headley, third base/outfield, Sand Diego Padres, 10 percent owned

As I said last week, it's not wise to jump the gun and add a player based on a couple of good games.

Emilio Bonafacio is a good example.

After starting out strong with 9 runs, a home run, 6 RBIs and 4 steals, he ended the week with an 0 for 4 outing with no runs, stolen bases or RBIs.

Don't believe the hype, and go out and pick up Aaron Hill of the Toronto Blue Jays. You won't be sorry.

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