How to Rebuild a Dynasty Baseball Team: Part 7 Waiver Wire

by Dave Eddy
How to Rebuild a Dynasty Baseball Team: Part 7

Welcome to part 7 of the 10 part series discussing how to rebuild a Dynasty Baseball team. In this article, we are going to discuss using the waiver wire to your advantage.

Every up must have it's down and in the world of Dynasty Baseball that down means a rebuild. This is part 7 of a 10 part series that is going to cover the start to finish of how to rebuild a Dynasty Baseball team. It is going to be in-depth, calculated, aggressive, and hopefully help you be efficient in your success.

If you have played Dynasty Baseball long enough then you have had to at some point make the tough choice to rebuild your team. A lot of reasons could prompt this. Your team could be coming off a string of successful seasons and going all in to win for multiple years has left your team in a bad place.

Hopefully, you will have a title or two to show for this. Maybe, your team has never hit its stride and you are muddling around in the middle or bottom of the league year after year. So, you finally decide to burn it to the ground, start fresh and rebuilt it the right way.

No matter how you find yourself in the need to rebuild your Dynasty Baseball team. This article will help you to navigate through the process. It will help to ensure that you don't miss any steps or try to take shortcuts that will make this tough and daunting journey an unsuccessful and frustrating waste of time.

If you have missed any of the past articles the links are right here:

Now let's get to part 7 of the Dynasty Baseball rebuild guide.

How to Rebuild a Dynasty Baseball Team: Part 7

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Waiver wire

Believe it or not, in a rebuild you can still utilize the waiver wire to your advantage. Whether it is picking up a hot prospect or a win-now piece that you can turn around and trade. Keeping a constant eye on who is available in your league's free-agent pool is a sneaky way to improve your team at no cost. The depth of your league is going to play a huge factor in this.

Let's say you are in a 30 team league that rosters 50 players each. Your chances of having any success on the waiver wire are going to be slim. In a case like that, other than a simple reminder to keep an eye on your league's free agents, this article isn't going to do much for you. If you are in a more mainstream league where let's say there are 12 teams and roster only 30 players then you will be able to turn the waiver wire into some free assets. So for the sake of this article let's assume you are in a more shallow, traditional type league.

Trade chips

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Getting current MLB talent that is playing well can provide you with some instant gratification. This can be an easy way to acquire some of the draft capital that I discussed in part 6. Picking up a hot Starting Pitcher that you can flip for a fourth-round pick is a thing of beauty. Of course, to be successful in such endeavors means not only having space to temporarily own these players but also the foresight and focus to grab them. In most leagues, you won't be able to do this more than a handful of times over the season. But hey, free draft picks or any other asset you can acquire from these pickups just helps set your team up even better.

Final thoughts

By in large, this part of the series is pretty simple and straightforward. Keeping an eagle on the free agents in your league can be a way to obtain free assets to help you more quickly further along your rebuild. Depending on the depth of the league, you might even be able to grab someone that ends up being a future building block. I wouldn't plan on this happening but keep in mind that it is a possibility.

If topics and strategies like this are interesting to you then please check out the On Deck Circle Podcast. It is a weekly live stream where Nick Z and Jason Beckner discuss a wide variety of Dynasty Baseball topics. You can check out us on the F6P YouTube Channel.

Coming up next…..

In the next article, I will be discussing re-evaluating where you team stands. By this point your team has seen a major transformation. This is a good time to take a step back. Look your roster over and make any necessary adjustments as you go forward.

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