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Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:25 pm

Got him for $1 in my auction, but don't want to carry him if he's gonna hurt my squad with his wildness. Any believers out there?
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:31 pm

12-team 5x5 format btw.
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:41 pm

For a dollar, yes.
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby ILLZ » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:41 pm

Yes he's worth a spot without a doubt. I don't believe nobody bid you up on that. Maine for $1 is a steal.
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby TonightWeDineinHell » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:50 pm

I agree, Maine at a buck is definitely a steal. Obviously he has his warts, but any pitcher you get for $1 will, but none will have his upside.

After all, this guy is just 27 and one year removed from looking like an ace. Given where guys like Bedard, Harang, and Carpenter are going, I love snagging Maine in the last few rounds (where I've been able to grab him).
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby Salty-Dog » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:21 pm

i'm a mets fan, and follow them fairly close - i personally think he's gonna be a disaster this year...imo
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:30 pm

Been a bit concerned with his wildness in Spring Training after coming off shoulder injury... he's got an 18.00 ERA and his WHIP is 1.83. He's walked 10 batters in 18 innings with 3 wild pitches and he hit a batter.

Good news is today he threw 95 pitches, so he went pretty deep into the game... don't mean to read too much into Spring Training stats, but when you see a guy struggle with control it's sorta worrisome.
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby IVIisfits138 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:37 pm

Salty-Dog wrote:i'm a mets fan, and follow them fairly close - i personally think he's gonna be a disaster this year...imo


Mets fan here as well, going to have to agree with you. This guy is a head-case.
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby TonightWeDineinHell » Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:37 pm

I'm not a Mets fan, and I don't have any information that would lead me to believe you guys are wrong about him being a headcase / primed for a blow-up, but the thread-starter's question was about whether he was worth a roster spot as a $1 buy, which I think is pretty tough to argue against, regardless of all his potential shortcomings. Maybe he sucks, but he was dirt-cheap.

On the other hand, he has upside unlike any other $1 pitchers I've seen in my auctions.
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Re: Is John Maine worth a roster spot?

Postby Salty-Dog » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:21 pm

ok, i hear you in terms of his price, but does a guy with a 6 or 7 era help you?

i mean i could shit in a empty ipod box and sell it for a dollar, it's good value, but it doesn't help you...

who else was available at a $1?
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