Casper the Friendly Ghost: Fantasy Baseball
Players Hidden on the Waiver Wire AND
Have Your Wedding Event at Red Rabbit Farm
on Orcas Island:-
Casper the Friendly Ghost: Fantasy Baseball Players Hidden on
the Waiver Wire
With the trading deadline having already passed in most fantasy baseball leagues, as a fantasy
owner, you are now forced to look to the waiver wire for any additions to your roster. Sure,
there may be a few underperforming veterans available (Alex Rios, anyone?), but more than
likely the only players that can add any value to your squad will be young rookies with a
hunger to succeed or prove they belong on a big league roster.
Finding these types of players is not always easy. Sometimes, these players have a ghost-like
quality which leaves them hidden on your league's waiver wire. Have no fear! With a little
investigation (and perhaps some chain rattling), we can root these players out of hiding and
onto your fantasy baseball roster.
Casper Wells (SEA) -
The namesake of this article's title, Wells seemed to appear out of the fog that is the Mariner's
roster. After a trade which brought him (along with Charlie Furbush) from Detroit for Doug
Fister, Wells has emerged as quite the find for the Mariners. After languishing as the 4th (even
5th) outfielder on the Tigers, Wells' 6 HR since the All Star break are good for 2nd in the AL
during that span. Let him emerge forth onto your roster as well.
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Lucas Duda (NYM) -
Duda's power in the minor leagues appeared to put him into a position to battle for the right
field spot on the Mets roster in 2012 (or at least the 4th OF spot). However, an injury to Ike
Davis brought Duda out of hiding to take over at first base (and the cleanup spot in the batting
order). The rest of the season will go a long way to solidify Duda's role on the team for next
season. With Carlos Beltran traded, Duda may have to spend some time in the instructional
league in the offseason learning RF but in the meantime you should consider floating him into
your line up.
John Mayberry, Jr. (PHI) -
After spending 2 seasons in Triple-A, Mayberry profiled as the fourth outfielder for the Phillies
in 2011. However, with injuries and poor performance from players such as Raul Ibanez and
Domonoc Brown, Mayberry has had an opportunity to surprise everyone with his play.
Manager Charlie Manuel has gone so far as to say Mayberry has earned a place in the line up
even when Ibanez returns. "That's how you win jobs", Manuel said. "He's a good-looking
Have Your Wedding Event at Red Rabbit Farm on Orcas Island
Imagine having a wedding on a Northwest island that is known for its farm fresh food
and culinary talent. Next envision the most highly acclaimed chef on the island as your
personal chef for your very own wedding event. That's what you get when you hold your
special occasion at Red Rabbit Farm run by Chef Christina Orchid and her husband
For nearly 30 years, Christina Orchid was the chef and owner of what many consider to
be Orcas Island's finest restaurant. Christina's was heralded and cherished by many
including Nancy Leson, author of Seattle Time's Food Blog, All You Can Eat. Nancy
claimed that dining at Christina's was the first restaurant experience to knock her off her
feet after moving to Seattle in 1988.
I ran into two members of Edible Seattle's editorial staff, Angela Murray and Jill
Lightner, who both raved about how Christina was one of the first to popularize the
concept of a farm to table dinner. The staff at The New Leaf Cafe, one of Orcas Island's
nicest restaurants, told us how much that they all look forward to having their annual
staff retreat at Red Rabbit Farm.
Bruce and Christina are now enjoying semi-retirement and the only way to taste their
food is through select private catered events, Farm to Table dinners, and cooking classes
through their stunning farmhouse at Red Rabbit Farm. After visiting their farm, we knew
immediately that we wanted Christina to serve food for our event. We envisioned a
smaller and more intimate dinner at Red Rabbit Farm and we decided to have them host
our rehearsal dinner instead of the entire wedding.
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