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Is Hamels Even Worth It...?

Postby Super Manny » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:28 pm

I'm seriously doubting Hamels' worthiness of a roster spot in any league this season, other than dynasty and keeper. I rushed to use my #1 waiver spot on him because of his cult-like following by both the media and members of the Cafe alike, and have been sorely disappointed. Many less-touted pitchers belonging to this year's rookie class have enjoyed more success than Hamels, including Reyes, Weaver, Billingsley, Johnson, and Lester, just to name a few.

Through 5 innings today, Hamels has given up 7 earned runs to Baltimore, along with 9 hits and 3 walks. Keep in mind, this is an Orioles team that is collectively hitting .227 against lefties on the year with a putrid .376 slugging percentage! Cole is also just two starts removed from giving up 5 earned runs (6 total) to the Devil Rays in 3.2 innings.

Logically, the question fantasy owners have to objectively ask themselves is if Hamels' performance truly warrants a roster spot. He may have all the potential in the world, which I don't doubt, however, I'm quickly losing patience and feel that there are many others in the ship with me. Perhaps the jump from AA to the ML-level was just too quick for Cole to handle...?

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Postby teddy ballgame » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:40 pm

He was dropped in a 16 team league I'm in and no one picked him up. }:-)
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Postby J.C.Fighter » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:41 pm

Him and Billingsley should not be on a fantasy team that is not dynasty or keeper

drop him
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Postby Thursday » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:56 pm

Cut bait, and try again next year.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:09 pm

I'd say if you have a better option out there you could drop him in a redraft. He lacks the polish at this point (just as Billingsley does).
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Postby KoopaTroopa211 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:11 pm

He's just got too many kinks to work out this year. Unless you're stashing him in a keeper, drop him.
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Postby WaCougMBS » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:20 pm

Is he even worth staching in a 10 team league that keeps half of our 30 guys? Im seriously starting to doubt even that...I coulda picked up Meche 2 weeks ago and gotten instant, and possibly long term returns, instead of the garbage numbers this chump is producing...
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:24 pm

He is pretty horrible so far but he's pretty much a strike away from 10 k's a day.

he goes to 0-2 and then for some unknown reason he throws a fast ball right over the middle of the plate.

I blame the pitching coach and catches as much as Cole
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Postby Legia13 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:41 pm

Just trashed him for Lester.
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Postby Sid Bream's Slide » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:42 pm

acsguitar wrote:He is pretty horrible so far but he's pretty much a strike away from 10 k's a day.

he goes to 0-2 and then for some unknown reason he throws a fast ball right over the middle of the plate.

I blame the pitching coach and catches as much as Cole


That's encouraging, at least... I'm going to hang on to him and hope he can fine tune his problems...
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