jealousblues wrote:I know Hudson is a vet, and I usually go for Vets over rookies
But Reyes has been up for about 5-6 starts, and he has 3.83 ERA 31Ks to 13 BB and a 1.12 WHIP
while Hudson has a 4.95 ERA 81K to 45 BB and a 1.45 WHIP
Sure, if you think Hudson is done, then keep Reyes. But if you think Hudson's just in a slump, and he'll get back to his reliable, slightly above average self, then you want him. Reyes may end up better than Hudson, but he's not going to be Liriano, and he's going to get rocked a number of times.
The risk is higher with Reyes, and the ceiling is essentially the same, IMO, which is why I would pick Hudson. Next year, I'd take Reyes.
you dont need to combat this at all...like everyone else said if hes not making GOOD pickups and they end up killing his ERA and WHIP, all you have to do is win saves and you end up beating him in the pitching CATS. in my league we took out WHIP and made it H and BB allowed. we also have W AND L along with K, ERA, and IP (added just to make sure everyone is keeping up and you gotta love the 70 IP weeks with a 1.90 ERA !!!
This has been a major topic of discussion in our league all year. Last year I was one of only 2 or so people that tried the streaming strategy and for whatever reason, it worked, as I won the league. So, a couple of my leaguemates caught on and now 4 or 5 managers pick up pitchers every day so it's basically a race to get them at midnight lol. Anyway, I started the season as one of these guys but have since then stopped as I realized the strategy really isn't that good at all. It basically came down to the fact that in a basic 5x5 league, streaming only helps 2 categories while basically eliminates you from the 2 ration cats. Thus, the week is decided by who has the most saves, which is why I regularly start 5 closers.
i don't think you have to change your game plan to stop a "streamer". I guess one possibilitty would be to bench some of your starters in borederline games. If there is a chance that they will get lit, you might want to bench them so you don't take the ERA and WHIP hit. Other than that, the only way is to have alot of closers lol
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Churning is, for instance, when you pick up a starting pitcher off FA on Friday when they have a start on Monday and drop him the preceeding day to waivers which blocks someone else from picking him for his start. Then doing the same thing the next day and thereafter to block the spot starter from picking up the best pitchers or those pitchers with the best matchups available. Its a sound strategy if you have the roster space and moves available. It also works really well if you if you can do it to the team you play a few days in advance.