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Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:15 am

Are there any guys that you still haven't dropped and have just been cancerous to your team's success?

On one of my teams, I have pretty much only started AJ Burnett when he gets destroyed.

My overall team line is 562.2 IP 41 W 43 S 541 K 3.35 ERA 1.29 WHIP, which has still been dominant and I lead that league by a wide margin so it's really why he's still around.

From my team log, here is Burnett's contribution:

52.1 IP 2 W 53 K 7.22 ERA 1.72 WHIP

Without him, my ratios plummet to a 2.95 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. Without Burnett or replacing his innings, I lose no points in Wins and ERA, drop 2 in Ks, and gain SEVEN in WHIP. :-/

It was sad when I calculated this today after his latest thrashing and realized one player has cost me 5 points. :-P
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:48 am

I have a near-identical season log with Burnett, though I haven't been as fortunate as you in that league...
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:04 am

I own Edinson Volquez on that team. Without him, Burnett would have tanked me a long time ago.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby Yoda » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:07 am

Putz... Konerko was also but I cut his ass about a month ago.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby WyldStallyn » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:13 am

im still trying to recover from the hurt that was put on my avg by weeks, johjima, and tulo.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby shawngee03 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:19 am

funny, as i was reading teh title the first player taht came to mind was AJ Burnett. i "had" him on 3 teams until last night. he started terribly, when i was starting him everyday. then i start to bench him and he throws some good games, so i start to start him again. then he blows up like yesterday and kill my era and whip for the week. what a waste of a draft pick
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:24 am

Yoda wrote:Putz... Konerko was also but I cut his ass about a month ago.



I second Konerko. Everything pointed towards him having a rebound season after last year's disappointment, and he only killed my team's BA (among everything else) early.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:27 am

Brett Myers and Roy Oswalt...WITHOUT A DOUBT...especially when you consider they both are on most of my teams...oh well, that's the way it goes sometimes.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby clevername » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:16 am

Myers, Konerko, and Burnett have been dead weights.

I've cut all 3 by now, but they got their damage in.
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Re: Players who have been cancers to your fantasy teams

Postby jdsun1 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:10 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:
Yoda wrote:Putz... Konerko was also but I cut his ass about a month ago.



I second Konerko. Everything pointed towards him having a rebound season after last year's disappointment, and he only killed my team's BA (among everything else) early.


Konerko,Hafner,and Howard. Cut or traded all 3 while there was still some value to be had.
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