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Postby chiuondis » Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:08 am

the kids just dont got it yet
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:16 am

Should he be dropped? Or should we chalk it up to facing the best-hitting team in baseball? Those 7 walks in 2 2/3 innings are what scares me.
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Postby jdh » Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:48 am

In a keeper league, you pretty much have to hang on to him no matter what. In a non-keeper, unless there are great options on the wire, I would bench him for his next start against Baltimore and see how he does. If he is awful again against Baltimore, he's probably droppable. If he pitches OK, I'd then start him against Tampa Bay.
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Postby jdh » Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:50 am

In a keeper league, you pretty much have to hang on to him no matter what. In a non-keeper, unless there are great options on the wire, I would bench him for his next start against Baltimore and see how he does. If he is awful again against Baltimore, he's probably droppable. If he pitches OK, I'd then start him against Tampa Bay.
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Postby chiuondis » Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:13 am

i say keep him even if ur not in a keeper league. I mean he was up against Boston. I mean it's almost a given to bench a pitcher when they are up against the Yankees and the same thing should be for the number 1 hittin team in the AL. So im gonna give him another chance to redeem himself then if not.. i might consider droppin him for im not in a keeper league
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Postby d18Mike » Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:50 am

Kind of a Freddy Garcia situation ... can you tolerate a high level of inconsistency.

I dumped him in my non-keeper.

There has been a lot of talk about Harden tipping his pitches. That's something that you don't "unlearn" over night without an impact on your mechanics.

Also, Oakland doesn't have a cakewalk of a schedule the rest of the year. He might get 1-2 more relatively easy starts.

There just isn't enough upside in non-keepers.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Aug 22, 2003 7:26 am

jdh wrote:In a keeper league, you pretty much have to hang on to him no matter what. In a non-keeper, unless there are great options on the wire, I would bench him for his next start against Baltimore and see how he does. If he is awful again against Baltimore, he's probably droppable. If he pitches OK, I'd then start him against Tampa Bay.


That's the way that I'm leaning in my non-keeper.
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Postby Madison » Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:50 am

I'd definitely let him go in a non-keeper if he gets torched in his next outing.
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