I'm in a 10 team, head to head, performance based league. My team is pretty set in the starting pitcher department at the moment (Hamels, Peavy, Maholm, Dice-K, Wandy Rodriguez, Cliff Lee, D. Lowe), and I'm rather weak in the bullpen. I was just offered Brad Lidge for Derek Lowe. I actually offered the guy the same deal at the very start of the season, but it was rejected. Now that Lidge has recently been getting clobbered, of course the guy makes me the same offer. Do you think that Lidge has a good chance of rebounding and having a quality last 2/3's of a season? Is Lidge far too risky to trade for? Lowe has been consistently good for me this season, but doesn't provide the strikeout numbers like some of my other starters. What do you guys think?
Just for reference, this is the scoring system for pitchers in my league:
Scoring for Pitching Categories APP - Appearances 1 point BS - Blown Saves -3 points CG - Complete Games 7 points ER - Earned Runs -1 point HB - Hit Batsmen -1 point HD - Holds 3 points HRA - Home Runs Allowed -1 point INN - Innings 1 point K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point L - Losses -5 points NH - No-Hitters 40 points PG - Perfect Games 75 points QS - Quality Starts 5 points S - Saves 7 points SO - Shutouts 10 points W - Wins 10 points WP - Wild Pitches -1 point
It's worth a gamble if you need the help in saves. Lidge has really been missing his spots but has said that he's feeling fine which is a key. I've got to think he'll come around. Manuel has shown that he is going to stick by his guy.
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MadDog36 wrote:Dicek for lidge makes a ton of sense. What closers are available? Roster?
I am so far behind in Ws, I am going to punt them. I am last in Ws, ERA and WHIP. I have a shot to compete at the top level in Ks, I am currently solidly 2nd in SVs, with a chance to reach 1st. My plan is to punt Ws and go for Ks and get some points in ERA/WHIP. With more SVs, I would eventually get more far out in front than I have to, but the real goal is Ks, ERA and WHIP.
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