I've been lurking here quite some time, and really appreciate all the fine advice that is given. So I was wondering if anyone has any information on Randy Wolf and Kerry Wood. Both have been struggling lately, and I'm starting to get a little worried. Are they OK, or should I start spot-starting them?
trade wood. he is just tired. i dont know about wolf though. last year after the break, he was outstanding. ever since this years break, he has not been himself. maybe theres a trend going or something or the wolf pack lost a member. im sure he can get back on the horse though
Wood has been horribly overworked all year, as Dusty Baker seems to be completely incompetent in managing a pitching staff. I had him early in the year and traded him after his first 140 pitch count game, because I knew that was just a disaster waiting to happen. I think he'll continue to pitch like crap the rest of the year.
Wolf also seems to have been overworked to some extent. About a month ago he had a shutout where he threw 135 pitches. Since then, he has been horrible. He seems to be out of steam too.
Well, Zambrano hasn't been abused as badly as Wood, but he has been ridden very heavily, going over 105 pitches 16 of 25 starts. Also keep in mind that he is in his first full season as a starter and has never thrown so many innings, so I think he could meltdown soon too. If you can get decent value, I'd be looking at moving Wood, Prior, and Zambrano at this point because they all have been abused.
I agree with Jdh. Dusty has severly overworked his starters. Unfortunately, this is when they need them to be strong, not tired.
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