ScrappyDoo wrote:I'll take Harden's 75 Innings pitched plus the best WW pickup in case he gets injured over whatever garbage Verlander will give you over 200 + IP. You'd end up with better numbers with Harden + WW Pickup.
You can always DL Harden, especially in H2H leagues, and spot start others.
I wonder if Hafner owners like him better when he is playing terribly or taking up a DL spot. In roto leagues, Verlander has already caused significant damage considering he was taken as a fantasy ace.
I don't know what is funnier. Harden never staying healthy or people who actually believe that he can stay healthy.
Every year I hear "this is the year Harden stays healthy".
I dont expect him to stay healthy, but Verlander has pitched terribly, which may not matter in H2H leagues, but has dug a pretty considerable hole to bring his stats back down to what was expected of him.
Having low expectations and getting great results part time is a lot better than having great expectations and getting sub par results full time.
You may think it's funny. But what I think is funny is the morons that didn't draft him at all even as a last round pick because, "He's just going to get hurt" I dont care if he gets hurt, I'll DL him, and when he gets better he will dominate, if hes out for the season so be it, I got more out of him than I expected. Verlander isn't pitching any better than a WW pitcher, and really hasn't begun to turn it around, the Tigers are a mess and things aren't getting better.
Verlander could pitch like crap all season, Harden could get hurt.
If someone offered me Verlander for Harden, I would probably have a real hard time deciding, but I would probably stay put, and I'll take the risk, and hopefully reap the rewards.