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Postby MendozaLineup » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:54 pm

Another #1 SP with elbow trouble? Awesome.

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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:56 pm

Might be a long season for the Halos. Ervin's season looks pretty gloomy as well, Escobar won't be back for at least a month and Saunders will probably come back to earth. Weaver is also an injury risk.
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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:57 pm

Lackey had elbow trouble at this time last year too. I think I'm more worried with his fastball losing zip than I am about some mild elbow tightness (although it could be correlated).
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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby MendozaLineup » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:08 pm

Wonder if this injury coupled with the poor start will do anything to his ADP? It will seem to cut off any chance of reaching a long term deal with the Angels in the meantime...
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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:14 pm

MendozaLineup wrote:Wonder if this injury coupled with the poor start will do anything to his ADP? It will seem to cut off any chance of reaching a long term deal with the Angels in the meantime...


Personally, I've been avoiding Lackey in every league draft, except for one where I landed him ironically one pick after Ervin Santana came off the board. That was out of spite of a poor second half than anything though.
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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:17 pm

ugh i drafted this fool in 2 leagues. should've stayed away after his post all star tanking. :-P
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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby Ender » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:36 am

As long as you are smart about drafting pitchers and only take them 2 rounds after their expected draft position this type ofthingis no big deal. You never ever draft SP, RP or C at value if you understand fantasy baseball at all. Those positions are for suckers early in drafts.
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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby Yoda » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:37 am

Don't really understand why people rated him so high coming into this year.
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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby Nails86 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:52 am

Why all the doomsday talk? It says he might miss opening day.... it's not like he's out for a month or anything.


And his second half looks much worse because he got bombed and let up 10 runs in 2 innings in his last regular season start of the year.
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Re: Lackey's Elbow Problems

Postby stumpak » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:25 am

Nails86 wrote:Why all the doomsday talk? It says he might miss opening day.... it's not like he's out for a month or anything.


And his second half looks much worse because he got bombed and let up 10 runs in 2 innings in his last regular season start of the year.


The history of these things is that "elbow tighness" and missing one start often turns out to be much more serious. On the plus, side the Angels have a pretty good histroy of transparency with injuries (if this was Toronto, for example, I would be very alarmed).
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