Chad Billingsley situation - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Chad Billingsley situation

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby YardBirds » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:01 pm

5 wrote:he's got four pitches supposedly....what, no command of any of them?


I think he tries more to overpower a hitter, rather then using all of his pitches and locating them well to keep a batter guessing.
"I never used a corked bat...And if I took it to court I'd win that case." --Albert "Joey" Belle
Image
YardBirds
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1091
Joined: 27 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby chipper » Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:32 pm

Today vs SD

7 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 9 k's


Looks like he may be safe to start from here on out.


High Fiiiiive!
chipper
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1567
Joined: 8 Apr 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby Doughhead » Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:23 pm

chipper wrote:Today vs SD

7 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 9 k's


Looks like he may be safe to start from here on out.



High Fiiiiive!


That might be jumping to conclusions. He didn't look very good in any of his first few starts and it's not as if San Diego's offense is too impressive. I'm keeping an eye on him, but I wouldn't be confident saying that he's safe to start from now on. If that were the case, I'd be scrambling to pick up Jeff Weaver right now.
DOUGHHEAD
Doughhead
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Fantasy Expert
Posts: 4368
Joined: 6 Nov 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby godallahstar » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:46 pm

that is a very good point,
.. except that Jeff Weaver sucks and Bills has the stuff to be a frontline starter.

his first start he was on a pitch count where he was almost guarenteed to pitch less than 5 innings,
he was trying to do too much and go as deep as possible, it was fairly obvious it was on his mind and effecting him.

his second start he gave up 3 solo home runs,
now i don't know if you're aware, but he doesn't give up many HR's,
for his career he has given up 26 in 412 innings,
so that was very out of the norm.

sure, he's shown that he's a bit aggressive at times and it can lead to control problems,
but i think he's got the stuff to compensate for it.

being cautious is fine,
but he is an outstanding pitcher.
i wouldn't wait too long.
godallahstar
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 588
Joined: 9 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: minneapolis

Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby chipper » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:57 am

Agreed that for the next month you pick your spots, but with that type of bullpen behind him, playing in that pitchers park, and in that low scoring and hitting weak division. He could be huge down the stretch for both the Dodgers and Fantasy teams.
chipper
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1567
Joined: 8 Apr 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby Secret Avatar » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:47 am

One good start does not an ace make. But I think last night's start was closer to the "real" Billingsley than his last two starts in which he was adjusting to starting again for the first time in 8 months. My advice: if you have him, start him going forward. If you don't and he's available, then grab him if you have roster space. He's got the goods to rack up some nice fantasy stats and ya gotta love the peripherals (great pitchers park, great bullpen, weak NL division, decent run support, etc.).
I am the Master. Don't question the Master. Just do what he says and be proud.
Secret Avatar
General Manager
General Manager

Cafeholic
Posts: 3235
Joined: 15 Nov 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Re: Chad Billingsley situation

Postby pepperoncino » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:36 pm

sure, watch the matchups, but all signs point to success here.

buy now.
pepperoncino
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 655
Joined: 5 Sep 2005
Home Cafe: Football

Previous

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Saturday, Oct. 25
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Kansas City at San Francisco
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact