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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby mhuhn23 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:33 pm

Very glad I was able to pick him up. Figured I'd throw him on a short week and he delivered.

6 IP, 3H, ER, 2BB, 9K, and currently has an 8-1 lead.
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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby Ursa » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:41 pm

dmattingly23 wrote:yes. 6 in 2 ER 4 H 3 bb 6 K Win

Very nice call.

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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby skjelstrom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:09 am

Does anyone see him as a decent option even with the injury risk? and he always seems to have those BIG explosions that you hate to see pitchers do....
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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby casanova » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:33 am

Hopefully he has another good start...I might really consider trading him as his value would be high.

Right now, I dont feel that he is an injury risk, but more of a consistency risk. He had a great first half in his breakout year, but his second half was pretty poor. Might have been due to a tired arm. If that is the case, then hes got one hell of a fresh arm with a nice new (bigger) ligament. At any rate, it is completely possible he puts up ace numbers the rest of the way, but I'm keeping an eye on him and would jump on an opportunity to trade him as a package for a more proven/consistent starter that's had success this year.
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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby skjelstrom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:34 pm

well he isn't even owned in my 12 team roto. sooo I don't know I'll wait till after his next start probably.
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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:34 pm

skjelstrom wrote:well he isn't even owned in my 12 team roto. sooo I don't know I'll wait till after his next start probably.

It'll probably be too late then. Might as well drop your worst player and leave him on your bench if you're really that apprehensive about starting him against the Nats his next time out.
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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby DaSh 1s » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:18 pm

skjelstrom wrote:well he isn't even owned in my 12 team roto. sooo I don't know I'll wait till after his next start probably.


He is pretty much a must own right now. He is absolutely free and his ceiling is so much higher than anybody that will be available for free. It's a deal you can't lose. Just let him sit on your bench. I'm shocked he is available even after his last start.
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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby skjelstrom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:37 pm

DaSh 1s wrote:He is absolutely free and his ceiling is so much higher than anybody that will be available for free.


Speaking of which, what is his ceiling. For some reason I'm not too familiar with Volquez. I know he had a GREAT first half in 2008 and he has high strike-out potential but that's about all I know.

And wouldn't being in Cincinnati limit that potential a little bit, would he be more of a starter you play more on away games?
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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:15 pm

skjelstrom wrote:
DaSh 1s wrote:And wouldn't being in Cincinnati limit that potential a little bit, would he be more of a starter you play more on away games?

Nah. He hasn't been too different at Great American compared to on the Road for his career.
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Re: Anyone rolling the dice on Volquez tomorrow?

Postby Ursa » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:48 pm

Not so hot second time out.

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