jfg wrote:I don't understand you guys. He's an ace and you don't sit your aces no matter what. You're acting like he's a spot starter and you need to sit him against powerful lineups. That's absolutely ridiculous. You didn't draft him or keep him to sit on your bench. You have to live by your initial projections otherwise you'll make stupid mistakes (like benching your ace).
I didn't draft him to give me a 13+ ERA either, and by sitting him I avoided adding 9 ER over 4 IP the other night. Why be stubborn about it and shoot yourself in the foot just because you drafted him as your ace? If someone is doing that much harm to my stats start after start, I'm not just gonna sit by and watch him ruin my pitching. If I had started him the last two times, even with his good start last night he would have given me an 8.1 ERA, so in the end waiting for a good start seems worth it to me.