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Postby stickkeys108 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:07 pm

Here's my pitching staff, and it's really holding me back in terms of ERA and WHIP.

Do I need to panic just yet?

Here's who I have:

SP John Smoltz
SP Dan Haren
RP Francisco Rodriguez
RP Manny Acosta
P Masa Kobayashi
P Brandon Lyon
P Matt Cain
BN Tony Pena
BN A.J. Burnett
BN Rafael Soriano (DL)
DL Mark Prior

Is it even worth hanging on to Prior at this point? Also, who do I need to drop, trade, or pick-up? Do I even need Pena there, even though he's my handcuff for Lyon? I'm -17 IP, do I start streaming starters?

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Re: Please Help My Pitching Staff! *WHIR*

Postby yankees1088 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:16 am

I feel like most of your pitchers are shaky with the exception of K-Rod. Aging has to be a concern with Smoltz, Haren isn't an ace i think, Burnett and health go hand in hand. If you can get one of the Red's young guns (Cueto or Volquez) would be nice. Micah Owings could be a nice pickup or Randy Wolf.
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Re: Please Help My Pitching Staff! *WHIR*

Postby Merlin401 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:44 am

stickkeys108 wrote:Here's my pitching staff, and it's really holding me back in terms of ERA and WHIP.

Do I need to panic just yet?

Here's who I have:

SP John Smoltz
SP Dan Haren
RP Francisco Rodriguez
RP Manny Acosta
P Masa Kobayashi
P Brandon Lyon
P Matt Cain
BN Tony Pena
BN A.J. Burnett
BN Rafael Soriano (DL)
DL Mark Prior

Is it even worth hanging on to Prior at this point? Also, who do I need to drop, trade, or pick-up? Do I even need Pena there, even though he's my handcuff for Lyon? I'm -17 IP, do I start streaming starters?

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I would drop Prior. No one is going to waste a DL spot on him now. Pick back up in 3 weeks when Soriano comes off if you want. Not sure how big your league is but have you tried Shawn Marcum? He posted respectable numbers DESPITE a horrible September last year. ANd that was because he wasn't used to being a starter. Now he's off to a great start since his goal is well in mind.

I'd keep Pena. Lyon wont last the month. Keep an eye on Qualls too.
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Re: Please Help My Pitching Staff! *WHIR*

Postby stickkeys108 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:46 am

I made some waiver wire moves and here's what I've got right now:

SP Haren
SP Smoltz
RP K-Rod
RP Manny Acosta
P Lyon
P Matt Cain
P Boof Bonser
BN Randy Wolf
BN A.J. Burnett
BN Tony Pena
DL Rafael Soriano
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Re: Please Help My Pitching Staff! *WHIR*

Postby gocards » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:03 am

I really like Haren. Guys who pitch well in the AL and then move to the NL tend to get even better.
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