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Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby Triplec223 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:25 pm

According to Yahoo, Scott Baker has been dropped by 2,426 teams in the last few days. I can't find any news about an injury or demotion, so what's the deal?

I have an offer out there for him, so I'm just trying to find out if anything is wrong with him. He's been good enough this season. What gives?
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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby bustoniu » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:35 pm

i think baker was used as a spot starter and then dropped. i just picked baker up and depending on how he does in SD, i might drop him too.
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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby zepfan » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:35 pm

Yahoo's got him listed as today's starter versus SD so from the looks of things he's good to go. I actually held onto him during his trip to the DL mostly because I could afford to but I think he could be a good #4-5 starter. I have no intention of dropping him. ;-D
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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby pangbones » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:06 pm

I'm in a 10 team league, and not only did I draft him, I've held onto him all year. He's not great, but he's solid, and he's actually pitched great most of the year. He's had a couple tough luck losses his past few starts, but I started him this week with confidence. ;-D
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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby Amazing Oopah » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:54 pm

another quality start for Baker. The kid has been solid all season long.
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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby wildbill » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:20 pm

When you consider he was pitching in SD vs a rather poor offense and only manged a 4.5 K/9 ratio and a 4.50 ERA he pretty much sucked today. That would translate to a pounding by a fairly good offense in even a neutral ballpark. At least it looks like he'll get a win if Nathan doesn't have a rare blown save. Like others I only picked him up for a spot start. Given he wasn't very good under the circumstances he's WW fodder again.
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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:24 pm

I wouldn't say he sucked, as I was quite happy with the win and decent WHIP, but I do agree it could have been bad against a stronger offense in a better hitter's park.

I'm not quite sure what to make of him at this point, but my guess would be that he's a consistently average player. Depending on league size and format, I guess that could be a good thing or a bad thing...
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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby thomasmore » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:43 pm

I picked him up today, he seems to be the only decent SP left in my league.
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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby Zephyrius » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:59 am

I could see the not so deep leagues dropping a player like Baker for someone playing really good atm ie a Jurrjens type. I've been really pleased with Baker this year I think he's being a bit underrated but I'm sure the people who have him don't mind. And I'm not really bothered that he gave up 3 runs on the road...

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Re: Why is everyone dropping Scott Baker?

Postby jdsun1 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:19 am

thomasmore wrote:I picked him up today, he seems to be the only decent SP left in my league.

Last decent pitcher left in my league but I just dropped him for Morrow and Im not looking back. Besides he is the type that wont really help you much in H2H leagues and has 0 trade value.
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