I believe this will be a weekly dilemma throughout the season. My staff is solid and I have a lot of options depending on who starts twice in any given week. Here is how i am looking for Week 1 with each pitchers' matchups. I figure that Lincecum, Billingsley, and Nolasco are locks but my #4 and #5 spots are open between a few guys. Who would you start and why?
For RP, I am definitely settled on Jenks and Motte but if you think otherwise let me know why. And also please leave a link and i'll do my best to help you out in return. Thanks in advance!
Starting Pitcher Slots: SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP.
Pitching Scoring Categories: INN= 1, K= 1, BB= -.5, HB= -.5, ER= -1, W,SV,SHO,CG= 10, L,BSV= -5.
Lincecum, Tim SP SF -- 4/7 .vs Jeff Suppan MIL & 4/12 @ Chris R. Young SD - Oh yeah!
Billingsley, Chad SP LA -- 4/8 @ Walter Silva SD - What's not to like about this matchup?
Nolasco, Ricky SP FLA -- 4/6 .vs John Lannan WAS & 4/11 .vs Livan Hernandez NYM - No brainer...
Cain, Matt SP SF -- 4/9 .vs Manny Parra MIL - Tough Call here...don't know what to do.
Garza, Matt SP TB -- 4/9 @ Daisuke Matsuzaka - He's had success @BOS in the past but i think i have better options.
Jenks, Bobby RP CHW -- 6 games .vs KC & MIN - Potential 2 to 3 save opps.
Motte, Jason RP STL -- 7 games .vs PIT & HOU - Potential 3 to 4 save opps. & on fire!
Slowey, Kevin SP MIN -- 4/8 .vs Carlos Silva SEA - He is a beast at home and SEA offense isn't potent...must-satrt?
Cueto, Johnny SP CIN -- 4/10 .vs Jeff Karstens PIT - Look for him to build on strong spring here...sleeper option?
Kawakami, Kenshin SP ATL -- 4/10 .vs Shairon Martis WAS - 1st MLB start at home .vs unproven lineup...sleeper option?
Cahill, Trevor SP OAK -- 4/11 @ Dustin Moseley ANA & 4/12 .vs Erik Bedard SEA - Sleeper 2 start option?
Rodney, Fernando RP DET -- 7 games, 4 @TOR & 3 .vs TEX - 1 to 2 save opps.