They will be my only two pitchers returning this year. I'm partial to Kershaw because I've had him on my roster for a while. Command issues are still present with him. Gallardo, whether arm related or not, has been injury prone and he didn't pitch well at the end of last year. Johnson was dominant in my mind and isn't undersized like Gallardo, but his stats weren't as impressive as I remembered. ESPN has them ranked Gallardo small gap Johnson bigger gap Kershaw.
All are NL pitchers. Will the marlins be able to win any games for Johnson this season? The brewers will prey on my Buccos for some guaranteed wins at least. Which is a better stadium for pitchers LA or FLA?
Thanks for the help on mine. I wouldn't keep Gallardo, as he only pitched 24 innings last year. I think that the Marlins offense is good enough to help Johnson, and the Marlins also play the Nationals.
This is tough because I think JJ will probably have the better season next year but I will take Gallardo and Kershaw in 2011 and beyond. So the real questions is whether you are ready to win this year or in rebuilding mode. Personally I would take Gallardo and Kershaw future of JJ because both of them have the ability to be better than JJ and could do it this year and would rather risk that then regret letting them go and see one or both take a big step forward.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."- Douglas Adams
MaudDib wrote:This is tough because I think JJ will probably have the better season next year but I will take Gallardo and Kershaw in 2011 and beyond. So the real questions is whether you are ready to win this year or in rebuilding mode. Personally I would take Gallardo and Kershaw future of JJ because both of them have the ability to be better than JJ and could do it this year and would rather risk that then regret letting them go and see one or both take a big step forward.
I agree with this post... but being an owner of Gallardo and Johnson this year i'm partial to them. You can't go wrong with any combo. For the next two years I like Gallardo and Johnson because the kid gloves are off with both of them as the team aces. Kershaw will probably be held back for another 2 years or so before you see a 220 IP type ace season. Kershaw's still learning to pitch (and last past the 6th inning) while Gallardo and Johnson are already there for 2010.... watched Johnson pitch a lot last year and he is a dominating stud for 9 innings (throwing 95 mph bullets to the end), I see his K's taking a jump up 2 years removed from TJ.
I'm partial to Gallardo and JJ because I own both of them. I actually think all three of these are future Cy Winners. I think that Gallardo and Johnson are going to be better in the short run, so I take my chances with them. Try to win for this year now and worry about next year next year.
This is a great problem to have. Long term, I like Kershaw. I'd be tempted to go Johnson/Kershaw, but depends entirely on the keeper rules. How long can you keep them? What do you give up by keeping them (picks in a round, $, etc.) If the focus should be more on 2010, I'd go Gallardo/Johnson.
Mulliniks Watch: Still stuck on 1325 games 3569 AB 445 R 972 H 73 HR 435 RBI 0.272 AVG 15 SB
So the format we play is each player is assigned an auction value price according to a particular sportsbook. We all have a spending limit and can then franchise one player in addition that would put us over the cap however that player returns to the draft the next year. The position I'm in I've already "signed" Pujols and M. Cabrera with enough cap left to keep one pitcher longterm hypothetically and the other will be returned to the draft. Therefore if I kept Johnson and Kershaw, I would franchise Johnson not Kershaw because then I could retain his rights so long as I care to resign him every year. The way I've been able to keep him so far is because all rookies can be signed at a minimum price for the next season.
I have this inkling that Kershaw will regress this year, but I also don't think Gallardo has the sky high potential we all wish he did. And I've been on the Gallardo bandwagon since the beginning.