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Postby klvrdude » Sat May 13, 2006 3:19 pm

Baker has looked quite mediocre this year and hasn't put together a good game except against the NYY ironically. Is it time to cut and run on this guy, even in keeper leagues?
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Postby j24jags » Sat May 13, 2006 3:32 pm

I wouldn't give up yet, his 24:4 K:BB ratio is very encouraging. on the other hand, his 5 HRs in 6 starts is something that has to come down for him to develop into the pitcher the Twins want him to. In a nonkeeper you can give up, keeper you should hold him a little longer
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sat May 13, 2006 3:36 pm

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Postby tinfoilxtouch » Sat May 13, 2006 4:39 pm

How can you drop someone with a 6:1 K/BB? 8-o

Who cares if his era is a bit over 4... he's pitching great.
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Postby mathias » Sat May 13, 2006 5:02 pm

I've liked this guy for a while, he's pitching pretty well. Don't expect wins, but I think he's got good stuff and his K/BB shows it. He's also got a pretty solid K/9 for a guy at the back of your staff.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat May 13, 2006 5:08 pm

It goes Santana then Baker as best Min starting pitcher right now.
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Postby klvrdude » Sat May 13, 2006 6:13 pm

tinfoilxtouch wrote:How can you drop someone with a 6:1 K/BB? 8-o

Who cares if his era is a bit over 4... he's pitching great.


I guess you and I share different opinions on what pitching great is.

Yes he has a great k/BB ratio, but that just one measure of a pitchers worth. I kinda view it like this: yeah, he's not walking anyone, but nor is throwing off the heart of the plate. He's giving up almost 1.25 hits/IP which is certainly not good. He's lasted less than 6 innings in half of his starts to date. His BAA is .300 and, as Jags has already pointed out, he's giving up more long balls then in teh past.

All that combind with a crappy offensive team is making him less and less appealing. Maybe I could be more patient if he was on the Cards or something, but I'm not seeing too much upside at this point.
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Postby klvrdude » Sat May 13, 2006 6:20 pm

Havok1517 wrote:It goes Santana then Baker as best Min starting pitcher right now.


That's not saying much in my opinion.

That's like saying:"It goes baseball then arena football for most watched summer sports (in America) on TV." :-P
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Postby tinfoilxtouch » Sat May 13, 2006 6:26 pm

klvrdude wrote:
tinfoilxtouch wrote:How can you drop someone with a 6:1 K/BB? 8-o

Who cares if his era is a bit over 4... he's pitching great.


I guess you and I share different opinions on what pitching great is.

Yes he has a great k/BB ratio, but that just one measure of a pitchers worth. I kinda view it like this: yeah, he's not walking anyone, but nor is throwing off the heart of the plate. He's giving up almost 1.25 hits/IP which is certainly not good. He's lasted less than 6 innings in half of his starts to date. His BAA is .300 and, as Jags has already pointed out, he's giving up more long balls then in teh past.

All that combind with a crappy offensive team is making him less and less appealing. Maybe I could be more patient if he was on the Cards or something, but I'm not seeing too much upside at this point.


Baker's BABIP is .333 this season. Obviously, Baker has suffered from his share of bad luck this season. He might not be posting the most amazing 5x5 stats right now, but if you can show me someone on a 12-team WW with more upside and better results so far, let me know.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Sat May 13, 2006 10:41 pm

Don't look now, but the Twins are scoring runs and winning games lately. They've won 6 of 7 and 8 of 11. They've hung 18 runs on the White Sox in the last 2 games. I would definitely keep Baker around.
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