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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby smoovethug » Sun May 30, 2010 3:57 pm

There goes your chances of owning him if you didn't before today. :-/
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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby thatguy27 » Sun May 30, 2010 4:31 pm

He's still on the wire in my 10 team league with relatively small benches. He was certainly amazing today, but I'd still temper my expectations going forward. The point made by a poster earlier re: 1 of his BBs and his hit batter coming right before he got yanked is duly noted, but I still believe his control problems are worrisome, as well as his propensity to try to K every batter. This will lead to him getting into trouble often, and trying to K his way out of it, which won't always be as easy as it was today, and further, it will lead to him not going very deep into games and hinder his ability to get Ws.

In any case, I am considering picking him up, but have a bit of a logjam right now at pitcher with Cain, Greinke, Kershaw, Liriano, Latos, Hamels, Marcum, and Ely. Offensively I would have to drop Rasmus or Laroche, and I don't want to do that as they are my best offensive bench players. The bottom line for me is I just don't think I need another starting pitcher, and I prefer all of the ones I have to Scherzer at this point due to the concerns I listed above.

A bit of a hijack, I know, and I know none of you care about my team, but I guess my point is that he isn't at this point a must add. Now, if he goes out and does this again a couple more times, things will be different.
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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby thatguy27 » Sun May 30, 2010 4:32 pm

On a side note, is it just me, or does there seem to be a glut of quality pitchers this season?

Seems like in every league I'm in there are quality pitchers on the wire that I believe should be owned, but I just don't have the room to add them.
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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby VikingGuy84 » Sun May 30, 2010 4:36 pm

Wow. That was quite a performance today... I am considering dropping Slowey for Max. Anyone agree with that move?
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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby thatguy27 » Sun May 30, 2010 4:51 pm

VikingGuy84 wrote:Wow. That was quite a performance today... I am considering dropping Slowey for Max. Anyone agree with that move?


I would probably do that. I imagine going forward they'll be similar players with Max providing far more K's. Once upon a time I was incredibly high on Slowey, but something has been off with him.
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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby XFactah416 » Sun May 30, 2010 5:32 pm

AussieDodger wrote:I think he'll probably rip Oakland to shreds. :-L :-/

If he starts Sunday I'm guessing he faces: OAK/@KC/@CWS/WAS/@NYM/@ATL.
That's not too bad, especially getting to face the pitcher against NYM and ATL.


That looks like an extremely tempting schedule for Scherzer.

I'll be shocked if he doesn't feast on those teams..
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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby Surfs up » Sun May 30, 2010 7:44 pm

I traded Braden for Max yesterday. :-)
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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby Ursa » Sun May 30, 2010 7:52 pm

VikingGuy84 wrote:Wow. That was quite a performance today... I am considering dropping Slowey for Max. Anyone agree with that move?

I don't. Slowey is turning it around and last time out rid himself of that "can't-get-out-of-the-6th" monkey on his back.

Others opinions may differ and since Scherzer was grabbed as soon as he was dropped when he went to the minors, it's all academic for me anyway.
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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby AussieDodger » Mon May 31, 2010 12:58 am

AussieDodger wrote:I think he'll probably rip Oakland to shreds. :-L :-/


Yep. :-b !+)
Opened my team page, Scherzer 14 Ks.......

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Re: Mad Max 2?

Postby Celtics31 » Mon May 31, 2010 1:40 am

Surfs up wrote:I traded Braden for Max yesterday. :-)


funny, i dropped Braden for Max today
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