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Postby jealousblues » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:33 pm

On a Cardinals message board someone asked the question for FBB who would you prefer:

Sidney Ponson or Jeff Weaver.


I said...

"Weaver, Jared

no, I would take Jeff...even if he gives up runs He should go more innings to kind of help ERA, plus I bet he could strike a guy or two out.

Ponson, only goes like 5 innings, so even if he only gives up 3 or 4 (which is likely) its going to look worse on your ERA, and he never K's anyone.

Plus, who the heck knows how old Sid will do in NY!"


Who whould you guys want in the battle of the crap pitchers?
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Postby Havok1517 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:37 pm

Weaver by a lot imo. At the very least he could be used as a pinch runner in a pinch. I bet LaRussa could beat Ponson down the line. :-)
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:37 pm

How about neither? when a pitcher stinks you don't have him. I wouldn't own Jeff in any less than a 40 teams league
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Postby noseeum » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:45 pm

I think they're talking real baseball. But there's less than 40 teams in MLB, so your opinion still holds, I guess. Better have some small rosters, though!
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Postby jealousblues » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:49 pm

no the question is fantasy baseball, its not like anyone is really considering useing either of these FBB slugs, but its just a fun/stupid question.

Its like would you rather have your nuts clawed by kittens and run across sandpaper or would you rather them be set on fire and the only water in the room was a jar of saltwater with a bunch of needles or jagged glass mixed in it.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:50 pm

Which do you prefer: to jump off the Sears Tower (Weaver) or the Empire State Building (Ponson)?

I said it before, all the Cards did was waste a couple of hundred K more by replacing a very bad pitcher with an even worse one. All the Yanks did was waste another couple of hundred grand on a pitcher that could have been spent just as well by raffling off the starting job to those in attendence that day at the Stadium.
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Postby IllinoisBandit » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:54 pm

As much as I hate to say it, I think Jeff will help the Cards make the playoffs. He's got pretty good stuff and he'll go out and when a few. Ponson on the other hand isn't even capable of an aberration of effectiveness.
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Postby jealousblues » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:57 pm

the biggest problems with Ponson was he didnt take part in the inbetween game conditioning (and I kid you not, running) and his attitude on the team. From what I hear he was a nice guy, but took his job for granted, and players noticed that he did not participate in the off day conditioning. It might have rubbed guys the wrong was and set a poor example. On top of all that he never pitched into the 7th, and was constantly taxing the bullpen.

Perhaps if he stayed in shape, he could have gone longer and kept his job. He wastn THAT bad of a 5th starter when he wasnt gassed.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:08 pm

Give me Weaver. They both suck right now but Weaver has more potential IMO.
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Postby dyuen87 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:17 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Give me Weaver. They both suck right now but Weaver has more potential IMO.


even after last night? !+)
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