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Postby Dodger Blue » Sat Jun 18, 2005 4:58 pm

Phantom Tag wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:
Mills13 wrote:Which guy should I go after out of those three you mentioned?


Out of those you mentioned, I like Weaver the best.



Weaver might be the worst pitcher on that whole list


Dodger Stadium can't even help him


Then you truely know nothing about baseball to say this.

Harang is my pick.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:17 pm

Phantom Tag wrote:
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Mills13 wrote:Which guy should I go after out of those three you mentioned?


Out of those you mentioned, I like Weaver the best.



Weaver might be the worst pitcher on that whole list


Dodger Stadium can't even help him


Weaver is nowhere close to the worst pitcher on that list. Even with those very pedestrian ERA and WHIP numbers, he still owns a 3/1 K/BB ratio. He's striking out the same number of batters as he did last year, and he's walking less. His LD% is almost exactly the same as last year. He's got a 1.13 GB/FB ratio, which is even better than his ratio last year. The only thing that's worse this year is his HR/9, and that's more than likely going to drop to right around 1 (his career HR/9 is 0.9)

Weaver posted a 4.01 ERA last year and was 2nd behind Randy Johnson in total quality starts, and if he keeps up these peripheral numbers, he should at least meet his 2004 numbers (if not improve on them) from here on out. He pitches in Dodger Stadium, and he's got a decent offense behind him with a quality bullpen (even without Gagne). Given all those factors, I like Weaver the best out of everybody on that list.

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Postby beltrans_boy » Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:20 pm

Harang is a close #2 behind Weaver on that list, but that BB total is a little high for my liking. He also pitches on the Reds, which means wins are going to be a mighty scarce commodity. I like Weaver's track record more. He was one of the more solid pitchers in the NL last year, and he's improving on all his peripheral numbers, except the HRs which will drop.
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Postby DGroundhog » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:09 pm

IvanX wrote:It's probably not bankable advice, but since it's a temporary fill, I went out and scooped up Ervin Santana. He's a completely unproven AA rookie, but he has been awesome his last two outings. Just if you're looking for something off the beaten path...


If he is available, I'd definitely go with the highly touted and talented Santana as well. A guy like Weaver is pretty much a known commodity, and he is very average.

I would think in an active league he would be picked up already. I'm looking forward to his starts as much as I am my ace's.
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Postby Mills13 » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:11 pm

I just picked up Santana although I heard he might be moved down when Escobar comes back. We'll see what happens though.
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Postby reznorsboy » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:18 pm

I agree that Weaver is prolly the best option on the list. Rusch is also better than alot of the Cub haters on here will tell you. He got lit up today against the Yankees but they are playing alot better. Rusch has been consistently good this year.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:22 pm

he said hes in an 8 teamer, not a 10 team league.

and if your pitching consists of beckett, rusch and zito in an 8 team league, becketts blister is the least of your concerns. :-o
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Postby IvanX » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:56 pm

Mills13 wrote:I just picked up Santana although I heard he might be moved down when Escobar comes back. We'll see what happens though.


Probably, but there's at least a 50% chance that Escobar's going to elect for surgery and be out for two months at a minimum, making Santana a good bet. And if he is back sooner, so what, you can always pick up one of those dudes you were considering anyway.

I think you made the right choice ;-D
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Postby beltrans_boy » Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:40 pm

Phantom Tag wrote:
beltrans_boy wrote:
Mills13 wrote:Which guy should I go after out of those three you mentioned?


Out of those you mentioned, I like Weaver the best.



Weaver might be the worst pitcher on that whole list


Dodger Stadium can't even help him

I just thought I'd bump this.

Since this thread, Weaver has pitched 26.1 innings with an ERA of 2.07 with 15 k's and 5 bb's, and he's given up only 1 HR in the process. Oh yeah, and he was pitching @CWS, @LAA, @COL in 3 of the 4 starts.

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