My point is that if he is on your bench, you might be willing to start him over Bedard given matchups. I think that's what the other guy was trying to say. You might argue back that you'd start most pitchers vs Tampa vs Bedard againts Boston. It all depends who is on your wire. I'd take Zito over all pitchers on my wire personally, and it's not because I'm high on him at all.
You've made it clear how low you are on Zito. I think you are right not to be high on him, but I think you're a little lower than most. We'll see how he bounces back after his horrid start and agree to disagree on just how bad Zito is
This is just for mixed leagues - AL only are a different animal - however...
I would prefer to take my chances churning people from the WW based on matchups than blindly starting Zito at this point. I think pinpointing Bedard is clouding the argument. This isnt Bedard vs. Zito - its Zito vs. your roto pitching cats.
I havent heard any reason to believe Zito will turn it around other than the fact he's young and he was a better pitcher a few yrs ago so he has shown what he can do. Specifically I'm interested in what is happening now and what he is doing to rectify the situation. When you listen to pitchers with longevity one of the things they repeat often is that they had to adjust their game accordingly through the years in order to stay succesful. Zito is not doing that. Clearly hitters have a book on him and he's been figured out. What I want to know is if anyone knows what he is doing to change that. Is he working on a new pitch, new stance, new approach, new finger positioning, or anything new whatsoever to correct the current situation? When someone comes up with a reasonable argument for that and he starts putting up a few games in a row with his new whatever, then I will consider him again.