What hurts is that you counted on Ollie to be the second stud to anchor your staff and up to this point he has been the torpedo (actually you have been hit with several salvos) that has sunken it.
If you have had that roster for the majority of the season and used them accordingly - even a Cy Young 2nd half from all of them probably wouldn't ressurect you.
Your pitching staff's ERA and WHIP to this point are probably worse than most actual ML teams based on the starts these guys have had (or at least close) and nowhere near Fantasy standards.
Chalk this one up as one of those years when everything can - and has went wrong - at the worst possible moments (Murphy's Law). Sometimes there is no escaping that.
Zambrano - Anchor
Perez - Torpedo and may continue to be
Radke - excellent in WHIP, may hurt you everywhere else
Escobar - when healthy will be steady
Weaver - crapshoot, may or may not heat up with the summer months
Not to change the subject or anything, but were you being serious in your orginal post....You traded Freddy Garcia for Gary Sheffield straight up? What kind of league are you playing in? With owners like that I would not worry to much, anyone with any baseball knowledge at all should be able to compete for the championship in that league. Maybe you could get Cabrera for Millwood next, or Vlad for Weaver. Than you don't have to worry about your pitching and just win the league on offense.
Sorry for the sarcasm, but really Garcia for Sheffield staight up, and it didn't get vetoed? What kind of league is this? Does not sound all too competitive to me.
Millwood, Brown, and Weaver are all bottom fantasy starters. It's pretty tough on your ratios when you have all three of these guys.. Look on the WW for some better starters, or grab some top MR guys instead of using these guys. Might be too late in the season now, as hard to save the ratios (if your in dead last) with already a quarter of the season gone.
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CNT -- believe it or not, this actually is a very competitive league. The thing that worked in my favor is that I was in dead last (by a HUGE margin) at the time, and not perceived as any sort of threat, while the other guy was in 2nd; the other owners were looking at this as a way to weaken him I suppose. I've since moved up to 6th, quickly, thanks to my offense leading in almost all categories.
I've done some WW work. RP all stay the same, but SP is different. Brown, Weaver and Millwood all gone:
If Perez would come around, and if Pettitte can stay healthy pitched like yesterday, I could make a turnaround. Anyone agree?
C M. Montero 1B AGonz 2B Uggla 3B Zimmermann SS Jeter OF J Upton, McCutcheon, Choo Util Kendrys Morales BN Pena DL Gardner SP Gallardo, Bumgarner, Latos, Zimmermann, Luebke, Jaime Garcia, Hughes, Burnett RP League, Marshall, Betancourt