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Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby kaiser » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:51 pm

10 team 5x5 roto

Right now, I'm in 7th place overall, even though my offense is scoring 10's and 9's. The problem is my pitching. I have a lot of injuries and underperfomers right now, and I guess what I am looking for is for someone to look at my staff and reassure me that I just need to be patient, which I know is true, but I need to hear it from you guys.

Here is my staff (yeah, I know I need another closer):

P Justin Verlander
P James Shields
P Dustin McGowan
P Yovanni Gallardo
P Tim Lincecum
P Brett Myers
P Chad Billingsly
P Jaquin Soria
P Bobby Jenks
DL John Lackey
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby Field » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:06 pm

Should be fine, although I'd worry about your WHIP. McGowan and Billingsley might never be a positive influence in that stat. I actually have McGowan, Lince and Bills in one of my leagues and I have a top 3 staff due to ww and free agent pickups. I've been able to pickup Volquez, Marcum, Lee, Bannister, and Buchholz. It's almost a curse to go into the season with such a great (on-paper) staff, I have a similar problem in another league. It's obviously frustrating being in the bottom 3 in the pitching categories, but at this point you really just have to stay the course. Most quality free agent pitchers have probably already been scooped so you just have to trust in your pre-season projections. You might want to start tightening up your rotation and play match-ups. Verlander, Shields, Gallardo, and Lincecum should lift you to glory.
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby J35J » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:47 pm

You do have 5 more months to improve.....big breaths...big breaths...you'll be fine.
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby kaiser » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:50 pm

Thanks, guys. I appreciate it.
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby bigtyme » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:40 pm

Kaiser...Needless to say I feel your pain. I say this same thing every outing it seems! I think I may be worse off however.

10 team dynasty keeper league. Start 5 SP and 5 RP (holds is a category)

SP: Verlander
SP: Bedard
SP: Oswalt
SP: Halladay
SP: Lincecum
RP: Betancourt
RP: Acosta
RP: Marmol
RP: B.J. Ryan
RP: Duaner Sanchez

Look at my other pitchers and DL!...

SP: Randy Johnson
DL: John Lackey
DL: Rafael Soriano

I am DEAD LAST in ERA/WHIP/WINS/SAVES!! I can understand saves, but I should be running away with the pitching categories.
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:46 pm

bigtyme wrote:Kaiser...Needless to say I feel your pain. I say this same thing every outing it seems! I think I may be worse off however.

10 team dynasty keeper league. Start 5 SP and 5 RP (holds is a category)

SP: Verlander
SP: Bedard
SP: Oswalt
SP: Halladay
SP: Lincecum
RP: Betancourt
RP: Acosta
RP: Marmol
RP: B.J. Ryan
RP: Duaner Sanchez

Look at my other pitchers and DL!...

SP: Randy Johnson
DL: John Lackey
DL: Rafael Soriano

I am DEAD LAST in ERA/WHIP/WINS/SAVES!! I can understand saves, but I should be running away with the pitching categories.

It's a good thing for you the title isn't handed out on May 1. You've only got 130 or so games to improve.
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby kaiser » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:33 am

bigh0rt right. Me need wait. Many time left.
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby WaCougMBS » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:15 am

bigh0rt wrote:It's a good thing for you the title isn't handed out on May 1. You've only got 130 or so games to improve.


LOL - Very true! Wait it out young padawan ;-)
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby kaiser » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:39 am

Thanks for the perfect reality check, guys.
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Re: Shouldn't this Pitching Staff Not Have Me in Last Place?

Postby bigtyme » Fri May 23, 2008 9:32 pm

Well a month later from the original post, and I still have the worst pitching staff in the league. My ERA is up to 4.60. Do I keep telling myself it will turn around? Honestly I have no idea what to do. I thought this staff would have me RUNNING AWAY with the pitching categories. (And this is with Lackey coming off the DL and pitching well and also acquiring Cordero and Sherrill)

SP: Verlander
SP: Bedard
SP: Oswalt
SP: Lackey
SP: Lincecum
RP: Sherrill
RP: Devine
RP: Marmol
RP: B.J. Ryan
RP: Francisco Cordero

BN: Randy Johnson
BN: Chris Perez
DL: Rafael Soriano
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