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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby pangbones » Mon May 19, 2008 3:49 pm

He's not a must start, so I wouldn't just plug him in against anyone, at least not at this point in his career. I've been spotting his starts, and it's been fairly effective, though yesterday's game cost me 2 cats. (although Beckett and Marcum didn't help with that either :-P ) He's not an ace yet, but he will be. He just needs to trust his stuff more. Much like Brandon Webb has. He was a similar pitcher 3 years ago, in that he didn't trust his stuff like he does now.
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby sherwood921 » Mon May 19, 2008 7:17 pm

I wouldn't necessarily drop him just yet. I was just offered Ben Sheets for him :-)
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby Deuce » Mon May 19, 2008 8:39 pm

I'm gonna be checking the waiver wire regularly in my leagues. I could always use a potential ace in my rotation, even if it is in the #4 or #5 spot.
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby athleticsfan13 » Mon May 19, 2008 10:15 pm

As a fellow Cain owner, I still am not going to drop him. He's been sub-par so far this year, but the only problem I see is that he's giving up a few too many HRs. If you look at his stats he's already given up 10 this year and the last 2 years he'd only given up 18 in 06 and 14 in 07. He still has a good K rate, its just those untimely HRs that are doing him in. I still probably won't drop in any of the leagues I own him in
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby markj11 » Tue May 20, 2008 9:04 am

athleticsfan13 wrote:As a fellow Cain owner, I still am not going to drop him. He's been sub-par so far this year, but the only problem I see is that he's giving up a few too many HRs. If you look at his stats he's already given up 10 this year and the last 2 years he'd only given up 18 in 06 and 14 in 07. He still has a good K rate, its just those untimely HRs that are doing him in. I still probably won't drop in any of the leagues I own him in



BBs + HRs = :-t

But I agree that he has unlimited potential but in my league with very limited benches I really have no room to stash anyone so if someone wants to stash him in my league, I will just build up a huge lead so that when he does catch fire it won't hurt as much.
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby Zhangman1 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:39 am

another terrible outing....anyone else really getting sick of this?
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby silverZ » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:12 am

Will he ever stop walking people? I've seen him walk pitchers at least three times this season. Between him and Ol. Perez I'm getting pretty sick of all the walks and homeruns. Gotta hold on and hope for a better 2nd half. Nobody wants a Giants pitcher that isn't Timmy.
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby jcook3127 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:27 am

I'd honestly like the "highest percentage of pitchers walked" stat busted out...if Cain's not top 5 all-time, I'd be very surprised...it's really unbelievable...

That said, I just can't drop him...there's really nobody who could realistically be on waivers that I'd feel any safer starting against the same opponent...
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby Rollotommasi » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:50 am

traded for Heath Bell a couple of weeks ago and never looked back......
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Re: Matt Cain, time to drop?

Postby Spidey » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:58 am

I think that if you're in a 10 team mixed league, non-keeper then he is quite safe to drop.
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