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Postby thedukeorsino » Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:31 pm

I'm in a 14 team rot. league which is weighted slightly more towards hitting than pitching. Pitching stats are: W, CG, SV, HR, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, K/BB

Having had nearly ALL of my SP BOMB HORRIBLY on me last season (except L. Hernandez), I focused mostly on hitting for this year's draft, and used the later rounds to take some hopeful sleeperish pitchers.

I ended up drafting a lot of SPs.

It's a 21 player roster for the league. Considering the stats the league counts-especially HLDS- I know that good RP is an essential thing to have, but seeing as a lot of roles aren't set for teams (who will be the primary SUs), I am wary about dropping the starters I have before I have given them a shot at one game.

Here is my current pitching staff:

C. Pavano (NYY - SP)
L. Hernández (Was - SP)
B. Radke (Min - SP)
B. Webb (Ari - SP)
D. Willis (Fla - SP)
J. Marquis (StL - SP)
E. Bedard (Bal - SP)

G. Mota (Fla - RP)
M. Adams (Mil - RP)
R. Madson (Phi - RP)


Is keeping these guys for at least one or two starts to see how they do a good idea, or should I be searching out RP on the waiver wire? For instance, someone just dropped Sheilds, and I'm not sure if I should grab him now and risk losing a potentially decent SP.

Thoughts?
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Postby thedukeorsino » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:44 pm

Basically my conundrum is do I keep these guys for the first week and weed them out based on their first start (likely not an accurate thing to do) or do I drop some now for whatever decent RPs I can get?

If so who should I ditch?
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Postby proninja » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:55 pm

Ditch willis, get Shields.

Holds are unpredictable, but 100k's from a RP is a nice thing to have.
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Postby looptid » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:11 pm

Ditch Willis? Over Bedard or Marquis? People love to knock the kids that don't instantly rocket to stardom, but he should post an ERA under four this season. He is only going to be 23 years old. I think he'll make more progress from his 22 year old to 23 year old seasons than Marquis will from his 25 year old to 26 year old ones. And Bedard? Pitching in Texas? Yikes.
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Postby kcs261 » Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:36 pm

Don't ditch Willis. I agree. That would be a bad move. Bedard is your worst SP.
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Postby hooligan1 » Thu Mar 31, 2005 10:52 pm

looptid wrote:Ditch Willis? Over Bedard or Marquis? People love to knock the kids that don't instantly rocket to stardom, but he should post an ERA under four this season. He is only going to be 23 years old. I think he'll make more progress from his 22 year old to 23 year old seasons than Marquis will from his 25 year old to 26 year old ones. And Bedard? Pitching in Texas? Yikes.


Bedard pitches in Baltimore........


I would ditch Marquis. Definately get Shields!!
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