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In a daily transactions league, which level of pitchers would you start against the Yankees?

1st round: Mark Prior and Pedro Martinez only
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16%
1st-3rd round: Above and Halladay, Schilling, Schmidt types
10
53%
1st-8th round: Anybody drafted here should quiet the bats
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21%
1st-23rd round: Anyone on my staff can pitch
2
11%
 
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Murderer's Row: reserve pitching stars against Yankees?

Postby swarmee » Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:09 am

In a daily transactions league, which level of pitchers would you start against the Yankees?
I'll leave my answer secret until some responses are received, so as not to taint the poll with bias (or byes).
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Postby phatjagz14 » Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:48 am

Ever since I lost 2 CG shutouts in the same week to the bench, I start my pitcher 97% of the time.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:59 am

Basically unless you got a monster with insane splits against the yankees you bench him. It's like the Coor's Field rule (just bench him).
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:29 am

I would never bench a starter just because he is playing the Yankees unless I have a bench pitcher who has particularly good matchups. Just like I would not start a bench player just because he is facing the Tigers (unless of course one of my starters is facing the Yankees).

But to answer your question - he would have to be a stud (first 5 rounds) to start against the Yankees/sox/Jays.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:33 am

With some reasoning at the time of the start....I will start my studs against the Yankees....my 3rd or 4th teir pitchers...I will be a little more hesitant.... :-)
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Re: Murderer's Row: reserve pitching stars against Yankees?

Postby swarmee » Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:55 am

swarmee wrote:In a daily transactions league, which level of pitchers would you start against the Yankees?
I'll leave my answer secret until some responses are received, so as not to taint the poll with bias (or byes).

And in case you're wondering, I'd also choose the 1st-3rd rounders to start against the Yankees. I wouldn't trust an Esteban Loiaza or Brandon Webb type against them. One of the good things about K Brown, J Vazquez, and Mussina is that they don't have to face their own team. ;-)
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Postby lesgrant » Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:25 am

I would never bench a pitcher unless it’s Coors field. The only issue with any of the pitchers above would be Wins. I don’t think the Yanks will blow up WHIPs and ERAs of the players you mentioned. Things will fall apart when the bullpen figures into the equation. In a head to head league, you will still benefit from the Ks.
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