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Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:11 pm

I have an empty pitching slot, and I was trying to figure out which one to pick up...

In all seriousness, though, which one do you think is better? I understand it's not a huge difference, since drafts are over, but I guess it could have significance for trading. Mostly, though, I just wanted to have a discussion for its own sake.

Personally, I like Schmidt better, since I think his stats will be similar and he'll probably get more wins. (I was just thinking in terms of standard 5x5 roto.) But with Schmidt pitching poorly in Spring Training and Bonds getting injured, Schmidt and Sheets have gotten a little closer in my mind, so I was just curious to hear what others think. (Feel free to discuss other competitors for the honor of #3 SP overall going into the season as well...in my mind, Pedro and Prior (when healthy) would be the only other candidates, but of course, that's just me.)
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Postby studplaya1114 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:24 pm

I like Schmidt over Sheets, because he surpasses Sheets by a lot in the Win category. I predict that they will have similar statistics in the other 3 SP categories.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:27 pm

Give me Schmidt. This guy was pushing the first round for a reason last year. He would have been CY, had he not had the groin problem. He should be great this year, great Ks, good wins, good everything. Schmidt is the 3rd best fantasy pitcher. Write it down.
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Postby slomo007 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:37 pm

Schmidt without a doubt.
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Postby cloverhurstdawg » Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:27 pm

Schmidt gets the nod, but its closer than the consensus. Sheets has tremendous WHIP numbers and gets lots of Ks, but the wins are hard to come by in Milwaukee. Sheets is also less of an injury concern, at least in my mind.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:03 pm

Schmidt for me. He just keeps producing despite some of the injury questions that always seem to surround him. He'll have Sheets by quite a bit in W's, and the rest will be pretty much even.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:30 pm

Schmidt. The groin injury definitely covered up how dominant he was before that and he still finished with a punch. Sheets is good but I'd take Schmidt.
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Postby baseballnewb » Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:40 am

Schmidt though I don't think the giants will win enough games to make his win totals be the reason(sorry their offense stinks). I just think he's more established than sheets.
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Postby Cooner » Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:58 am

only one word necessary: reliability.

Schmidt has, in my opinion, the most reliability of ANY pitcher. While they will most likely put up nearly identical stats, with some cats leaning one way and others leaning the other way, there's no pitcher closer to a guarantee than Jason Schmidt.
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Postby Spartans Rule » Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:24 am

I'll dissent and go with Sheets.

Last season Sheets had a much better K/BB than Schmidt, a better WHIP, and his ERA was half a point lower. Sheets K/BB last year was even a good deal better than Schmidt's 2003.

While its hard to find flaws with a pitcher as great as Schmidt, if there is one it would be that his walk rate is a little high for an elite SP.

And while Sheets won't beat Schmidt in wins, he was unlucky last year not to win more than 12. Plus the Brewers have improved, and the Giants may struggle without Bonds.

Its close, but I think Sheets is a better pitcher and the team isn't enough to sway it back in Schmidt's direction.
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