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Is it time to give up on Dontrelle Willis?

Postby BronxBomber2007 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:23 am

I just dont have any confidence to put him in my lineup....he gets blownup so regularly and walks are a regular staple with him.. Does anyone think he can turn it around this season? I am sure someone will pick him up off the waiver wire if I drop him but on the same token his trade value is shot so cutting him is the only option.
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Re: Is it time to give up on Dontrelle Willis?

Postby Chip1010 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:39 am

I guess it depends on the size of the league, but unless you're in an extremely deep league, I say let him go. It's hard to do, I know. I did it two weeks ago and have been quite pleased with my decision. Nobody's fooled by the leg kick anymore, and he simply doesn't have very good stuff. I've argued for him before, but I was mistaken. Drop him. There's surely someone better on the wire, for the short term AND the long term.
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Re: Is it time to give up on Dontrelle Willis?

Postby BillyMafia » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:19 pm

I just dropped him for P Neshek. I'd rather have a guy help me a little bit than hurt me a lot right now. I don't need W's and just need to make sure I keep my ratio's in check.
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Re: Is it time to give up on Dontrelle Willis?

Postby wildbill » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:16 pm

That depends entirely on your league. Shallow mixed to deep NL-only is a huge difference. Also what's available to replace him makes a big difference too. I've only played mixed leagues and in all but really deep leagues of that type I'd say it's well past time to give up on him. I've always though he was over rated and specifically avoided drafting him this year. He's got an average at best 1.35 career WHIP and last year it was 1.42. This year it's 1.65. Those are not the numbers of a good pitcher.
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Re: Is it time to give up on Dontrelle Willis?

Postby clarkw267 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:32 pm

It's the Hideo Nomo effect...

When you have average stuff and are fooling people with a strange delivery, it's only a matter of time before hitters see you enough to figure it out, and then you get crushed...

I'd drop him in anything smaller than a deep 14 teamer, or NL only league.
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Re: Is it time to give up on Dontrelle Willis?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:33 am

Dropped him yesterday in my 12-team dynasty. Frustrating as hell keeping him around... And I traded Uggla to get him... :~(
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Re: Is it time to give up on Dontrelle Willis?

Postby BillyMafia » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:55 am

"I just dropped him for P Neshek. I'd rather have a guy help me a little bit than hurt me a lot right now. I don't need W's and just need to make sure I keep my ratio's in check."

Sorry all Neshek owners. I guess this didn't work out too well for me yesterday.
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Re: Is it time to give up on Dontrelle Willis?

Postby Buttermilk Pancake » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:27 pm

I dropped him three weeks ago after being frustrated as hell with him all season. Finally my SP numbers are getting better--he boned me on ERA and WHIP every week. I'm so glad I ditched his punk ass.
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