I am trying to nail down my pitching rotation for the stretch run.
Right now, the core of my pitching staff consists of:
Tim Lincicum (starting to piss me off) Yovani Gallardo Ted Lilly Travis Cahill Colby Lewis
I just traded away Grienke and a closer for a couple of bats, so I have two pitching spots I need to fill. There are 7 pitchers I am consider. Right now, I need more help in ERA and WHIP than in wins or k's (I know...not a good position to be in). Please help!
WHICH TWO OF THE FOLLOWING SP's WOULD YOU MOST WANT ON YOUR TEAM:
Matt Garza...........(a bit inconcistent lately....kinda scares me...probably a no-brainer, though) Jeff Neimann........(about to come of DL.....great 1st half....but stats were slipping before DL stint) Travis Wood.........(just called back up....can he possibly keep this pace up?) Brian Duensing.......(seems to love being a starter....cbssportsline loves him....is anybody else buying in?) Jeremy Hellickson....(another kid that cbs loves...is this kid the real deal?.....will he keep his job as a SP?) R.A. Dickey...........(scary-good stats...but he is 35 and has a career era over 4.75....he cant keep it up, can he?) Jeanmar Gomez......(came out of nowhere...mediocre in AAA.....lucky or good?) Brett Meyers..........(solid year...but playing much better than the back of his bubble-gum card indicates,,,which scares me)
Thanks in advance for your help.........of course, WHIR
I'd go with Garza and Myers down the stretch. I think they are your best bet for ERA/WHIP help. Hell-boy could get it done too, but there's always risk with rookies and his status as a ML SP isn't 100% solid just yet.
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dleoboyd wrote:I'd go with Garza and Myers down the stretch. I think they are your best bet for ERA/WHIP help. Hell-boy could get it done too, but there's always risk with rookies and his status as a ML SP isn't 100% solid just yet.
garza, niemann, honorable mentions to hellickson and myers--myers is reliable, i think hes just a better pitcher than he was rather than this being a fluke (really hard to argue with a guy who's gone 6+ innings every start this year). hellickson has potential to be the 2nd best pitcher in the TB rotation if he stays up, but obviously thats the question. also like duensing a lot, and maybe worth considering if you really dont need Ks, but thats the turnoff for me. dickey seems legit enough this year, but i have trouble trusting him...im concerned that one bad start could throw him off the rails. travis wood is pretty solid, but for this year hes not better than most of those guys in my opinion.