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Postby thehat » Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:39 am

Mr. April gets his first start of the new season against the Phillies on Thursday. Loaiza is 18-3 lifetime in April, and indeed he had his typically strong spring training for the Nationals.

Even last year, Loaiza was 4-0 in April.

Need to speculate on a starter, here's your guy. If he gets blown out at Philly, hey, you gave your team ERA one bad start, and it's back to the scrap heap. If he works his usual bizarre April magic, you just keep running him out there until the fade begins.

One other reason to gamble on Loaiza. If he strings together three good starts, you have yourself a nice bargaining chip for trade.

April is the time to speculate, so consider taking this gamble, and good luck to us that do.
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Postby RynMan » Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:21 am

Haha I love it. U may have convinced me to do jus that hat. :-D
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Postby wrveres » Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:28 am

dude thats going to be a hard sell around here.

I will admit that I have Esteban on my watch lists, because of his switch to the NL, but there is no way I am starting him against Philly.
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Postby Madison » Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:37 am

wrveres wrote:there is no way I am starting him against Philly.


Agreed. :-b

Even with his weird April stats, I don't trust him against the Phillies. Well, I don't trust him against most teams, but the Phillies are not a start I'd make. ;-)
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Postby agchris02 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:07 pm

See I like this, Ive already done it in several leagues, he's starting today and may just re-emerge. Who konws, maybe he'll be glad to be in washington
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:12 pm

Loaiza is a dirty word 'round these parts. Kind of like mentioning Kazmir on a Mets forum. :-]

I agree that he's someone I'm watching because of the move to the NL but considering his affinity for the long ball (hey it's not just the chicks) I will pass on starting him in Citizen's.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:14 pm

I actually put a waiver claim in for Esteban in one of my leagues. Then I had my morning coffee and realized what I had done.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:45 pm

Amazinz wrote:Loaiza is a dirty word 'round these parts. Kind of like mentioning Kazmir on a Mets forum. :-]


Yep, it's not even that he's bad. There are lots of bad pitchers. It's more of a symbolic "I'll never have that man on my team" thing with a lot of people. I don't actually have him either... but I wouldn't hesitate to pick him up if he has a few good starts. And it wasn't that he was that good last April... he just had a lot of luck. His June and July were better. May was by far his best month. Once he joined the Yankees though, the chit hit the fan. Maybe the move to the NL will help... and the better park (Comiskey is the worst HR park in the majors and he had a DH to contend with too - not making excuses but I doubt he allows that many HR's this year).

Maybe he can redeem himself..... :-o .....it'd take a lot though.
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Postby BigMusky » Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:48 pm

Who was the Loizza Watch guy in his sig? I can not remember.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:49 pm

Neither can I... maybe somebody else can... ;-7
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