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How would you rank the Yankees starting five?

Postby brdmaverick » Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:41 am

The Yankees have five pitchers that are so close in talent, and I would just wondering how you would rank them. Before Weaver was called down to the minors, it was obvious that he was their weakest link, but now I don't know. I would rank them as such:

1. Mike Mussina
2. Jose Contreras
3. Andy Pettite
4. Roger Clemens
5. David Wells

too close to call though
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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:01 pm

they're all steinbrenner cronies. who cares.
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Postby miller24 » Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:44 pm

However you look at it...

Goodbye Wells! :-D

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Re: How would you rank the Yankees starting five?

Postby miller24 » Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:45 pm

brdmaverick wrote:...called back down the minors...


By the way... What the hell is this?
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Postby blankman » Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:47 pm

My opinion is:

1. Moose- easily the best
2. Pettite- has turned it on recently
3. Clemens- still going strong and I'm not worried about the White Sox game
4. Contreras- has pitched very well, but I need to see him do it longer before he moves up
5. Wells- the most consistent Yankee starter, rarely walks anyone, but back problems have hurt him

As for Weaver, he was called back up a day or two ago. He has the potential to possibly be #4 or #5 at least but he's too much of a head case. Once something goes wrong, like an error in the field, he loses it.

The reason he was sent down though, was not his performance. It was a roster move. They wanted to bring in White and Herdina and since he was the only starter eligble for the minors, he was sent down to make room. He was expected to be back up when rosters expanded, but he is up earlier now- I think its to make a start but I forget.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:41 pm

blankman wrote:My opinion is:

1. Moose- easily the best
2. Pettite- has turned it on recently
3. Clemens- still going strong and I'm not worried about the White Sox game
4. Contreras- has pitched very well, but I need to see him do it longer before he moves up
5. Wells- the most consistent Yankee starter, rarely walks anyone, but back problems have hurt him

The reason he was sent down though, was not his performance. It was a roster move. They wanted to bring in White and Herdina and since he was the only starter eligble for the minors, he was sent down to make room. He was expected to be back up when rosters expanded, but he is up earlier now- I think its to make a start but I forget.


I agree with your ranking and analysis. ;-D The only thing that I disagree with is about Weaver. While it was done with roster moves in mind, if he was throwing well, he would still be there and someone else would have come down with a mystery injury. 8-o They couldn't possibly say that he sucked so they doctored it a little (IMHO). No matter how short or long he went down for, they wouldn't have done it if he was pitching well. They know how fragile he is.
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Re: How would you rank the Yankees starting five?

Postby brdmaverick » Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:31 pm

miller24 wrote:
brdmaverick wrote:...called back down the minors...


By the way... What the hell is this?


some bad english, but whatever, i'm sure you knew what I meant
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Re: How would you rank the Yankees starting five?

Postby miller24 » Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:02 pm

brdmaverick wrote:
miller24 wrote:
brdmaverick wrote:...called back down the minors...


By the way... What the hell is this?


some bad english, but whatever, i'm sure you knew what I meant


Yeah, unfortunatly I did :-D
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Postby blankman » Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:35 pm

Lofunzo wrote:I agree with your ranking and analysis. ;-D The only thing that I disagree with is about Weaver. While it was done with roster moves in mind, if he was throwing well, he would still be there and someone else would have come down with a mystery injury. 8-o They couldn't possibly say that he sucked so they doctored it a little (IMHO). No matter how short or long he went down for, they wouldn't have done it if he was pitching well. They know how fragile he is.


With Weaver I agree with you that his performance did have an effect on it. I stated the Yankees' official reason for it (largely as you said, doctored for Weaver's sake), but I should have stated that it was only the official reason and not the most likely one. Good point ;-D
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Postby jdh » Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:55 pm

Fantasy wise, anyways, I'd rank them:

1. Mussina: consistent, durable, good K numbers, never misses a start
2. Clemens: great strikeout numbers, tends to be slowed by alot of nagging injuries and really get rocked from time to time
3. Petitte: very streaky, OK but not strikeout numbers. When he's on he's a stud, when he's off like earlier this year he's unusable
4. Contreras: Hard to really tell how well he'll pitch since we have so little to go on. If he keeps getting lots of strikeouts, could be huge the rest of the way.
5. Wells: Very poor strikeout rate, mediocre ERA and WHIP, is only really good for one category, wins, and on any other team he'd be waiver material.
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