BillyHallDisciple wrote:It seems like everyone who defends Dave Bush always says "they left him in one inning too long." I've seen that defense of him for nearly every time he's put up mediocre-to-lousy numbers in a game.
It doesn't apply for the whole season, but the fact of the matter is that for his last 2 bad starts (5/3 vs Pitt and 5/19 vs Minn) the Brewers DID leave him in too long, and his bullpen has been letting him down. You can't blame Cafe members for picking Bush as a sleeper this year. He's 27, pitches for an improving team, has a good K rate, had an ERA disproportionately bigger than his WHIP.
That said, he's borderline droppable now, depending on who's on your FA list. His numbers are bad enough that I don't think anyone will rush to pick him up, and you can keep an eye on him waiting for him to put some good starts together. I know I'm giving serious consideration to dropping him for Randy Wolf - the next start will probably be the "do or die" one for Bush to stay on my team.