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Postby colour wolf » Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:16 pm

Hey all,

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?

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Postby pkarr5000 » Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:21 pm

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
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Postby jdh » Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:51 pm

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.
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Postby G-Man » Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:44 pm

jdh wrote:Wood has been horribly overworked all year, as Dusty Baker seems to be completely incompetent in managing a pitching staff.


couldn't agree more.....i guess some people put more stock in pitch counts than others, but those who ignore it (ie dusty) often see firsthand as their phenoms fizzle out down the stretch.
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Postby colour wolf » Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:20 am

Thanks for the info re: Wood. I also have Zambrano on my staff. Should I be concerned about him as well?
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Postby jdh » Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:24 am

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.
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Postby Madison » Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:05 am

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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Postby jdh » Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:06 am

Wood has a 5.71 ERA since the all star break. Trade him now while his numbers still look decent and you can get good value for him. He is finished.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:33 am

jdh wrote:Wood has a 5.71 ERA since the all star break. Trade him now while his numbers still look decent and you can get good value for him. He is finished.


I'll trade ya for him ... Buy low on Wood and Wolf .. IMO.

every pitcher has a rough patch, every year. They will rebound nicely. Now if you hear something like "Wood has discomfort in his elbow" ...... SELLL SELLL SELLL .. :-)
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Postby colour wolf » Fri Aug 22, 2003 4:55 am

Well I can't get rid of Zambrano. After all my team name in the pool is "The Carlos Zambranos" because I got him in the 26th round of an NL-only yahoo draft. :-D

I don't know what to do with Wolf though. He got smoked by Milwaukee of all teams. Yikes. Since his shutout on 7/23 Wolf has:

28.1 IP
34 H
14 BB
22 ER

Good for a 1.69WHIP and a 6.99ERA. What to do?

Thanks for the advice on Wood everyone. I hadn't realized how many pitches he had been throwing.
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