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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby mweir145 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:15 am

I've had Matt Cain all season, and I've been pretty satisfied with his production. The time to buy low has already passed.
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby Sid Bream's Slide » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:14 am

mweir145 wrote:I've had Matt Cain all season, and I've been pretty satisfied with his production. The time to buy low has already passed.


I agree that the time to buy low has already passed, but I wasn't satisfied with:

4.41, 29/23 K/BB in April
4.35 ERA in May
4.60 ERA in June

out of a guy that I had ranked in the Top 20-25 SP.

K/BB in May and June were solid, though.
Anyway, I'm glad to have him for my stretch run into the playoffs now.
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby Yoda » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:16 pm

Cain has been a disappointment for me this year. I really thought he would step up to be a top 10 pitcher along with Lincecum. However, he is still very young and should break out soon. I like him again for 09.
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby Field » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:27 pm

I will always like Cain as he seems to be a perpetual bargain come draft day. I don't think he has a unlimited celiing like Lince, but it's still very high nonetheless. He has showed incremental gains in his first few seasons and he's still only 23 :-L . Cain will probably have a Cy Young calibur season in him at some point, whether the voters recognize it or not might be a different story though.
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby dclark0699 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:39 pm

They may not necessarily be "sleepers", but here's the list of guys I'm looking to fill the bulk of my rotation from in the middle rounds

Matt Garza
Manny Parra
Jonathan Sanchez
Ubaldo Jimenez
Johnny Cueto
Josh Johnson
Kevin Slowey
Paul Maholm
Scott Baker
Anibal Sanchez
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby sportsguy138 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:48 pm

I've had Cain for a few seasons in my dynasty. Seems like it's the same every year, he starts the year poorly and finishes strong. He's still very young, though. I would think that we would be seeing a break out soon.
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby Field » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:11 pm

dclark0699 wrote:They may not necessarily be "sleepers", but here's the list of guys I'm looking to fill the bulk of my rotation from in the middle rounds

Matt Garza
Manny Parra
Jonathan Sanchez
Ubaldo Jimenez
Johnny Cueto
Josh Johnson
Kevin Slowey
Paul Maholm
Scott Baker
Anibal Sanchez


Good list. I'd probably drop Sanchez, Maholm and Baker as I think they will all be over-valued next season and add Buchholz.
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby Amazing Oopah » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:47 pm

Right now I'm thinking about Chieng Ming Wang. He's going to be severely undervalued with a low draft position due to being out for so much of the season. Could be a nice pick up for sure.
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby ataraxia » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:28 pm

The problem is that he's not a very big strike out pitcher, so that hurts his value some. He's always a good source of wins though.

I will always like Matt Cain for "next year". :-b
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Re: 2009 SP sleepers

Postby The Mighty Trow » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:37 pm

All the fuss is going to be on Price, but to play devil's advocate I'll drop two other Rays: Jackson and Sonnanstine. Should make for a great spring training competition...

Would Jered Weaver qualify after the season he's been having?
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