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Postby bceagles04 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:57 am

I haven't been able to watch any of Big Z's starts, but the box scores tell me enough. What's goin on with him?

Any insight you guys have I would love to hear. Is he hiding an injury or is he just a realllll slow starter?

Personally, I think he may be hiding an injury. He is too good to be this bad.

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Postby The Kavorka » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:00 pm

I've never been that big of a fan. He's going to be grossly overpaid by the Cubs.

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So frustrating to own in fantasy. He dominates and then when something goes wrong (error, bad call by the ump, etc.) he completely loses it.
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Postby One-Hitter » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:11 pm

if you look, he started out the same way last year before catching fire so i'd say slow starter or warm weather pitcher. say what you want about big Z but the man is a firey competitor and he loves baseball, somebody i would want on my team any day of the week. i think he'd look good in a White Sox uniform:)
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Re: Carlos Zambrano from here on out: Discuss

Postby Ender » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:12 pm

bceagles04 wrote:I haven't been able to watch any of Big Z's starts, but the box scores tell me enough. What's goin on with him?

Any insight you guys have I would love to hear. Is he hiding an injury or is he just a realllll slow starter?

Personally, I think he may be hiding an injury. He is too good to be this bad.

Thoughts?


He only had two good months all of last year, I'm not a fan of him at all this year.
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Postby J35J » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:22 pm

He's always been streaky from month to month. If your in roto leagues try to buy low because his numbers will at least be close to the norm when all is said and done. If you're in h2h leagues his value falls.
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Postby Young 8 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:23 pm

One-Hitter wrote:if you look, he started out the same way last year before catching fire so i'd say slow starter or warm weather pitcher.


26 april 2007
era 6.91
whip 1.79
k/9 7.57

26 april 2006
era 3.94
whip 1.21
k/9 10.01


yeah, same story............
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:24 pm

Not a fan...he walks too much, and he has had a pretty large workload the past few years. He also has a bad temper, so when he gets into trouble, it often gets to him. He will obviously improve, but I wouldn't expect him putting up 4th round value this year.
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Postby Bwanna » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:29 pm

He's a classic buy-low opportunity right now.

He'll about the same as he's been in the past, he'll put up over 200 Ks, and grab a few undeserved wins when the Cubs offense starts firing on all cylinders. And he'll pitch a 3 or 4 gems over the course of a season.

You gotta remember he's only 25, but already has 5 full seasons under his belt. One of these years, he's going to put as much brain into his pitching as emotion, and well, watch out. ;-D
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Postby jake_harv88 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:32 pm

I also have not seen him pitch but just looking at the stats suggests he'll turn it around. He had a 5.35 era in April last year and has a career 4.55 era in april. I agree that hes a little more valuable in roto leagues because he'll most likely finish with the norm. However, I think hes a great buy low in any format because you should be able to grab him low and then trade for much high when he inevitably dominates the next couple of months...


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Postby Coppermine » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:34 pm

He can strike guys out and win big games when he's on fire. Maybe if you draft him, you should just bench him through April and September?

He'll catch fire soon. His last start was a slight improvement... :-/
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