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Postby KaPluie » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:27 pm

So I'm one of the unfortunate souls that drafted Phil Hughes, and I'm being rewarded with just a pitiful start to the season. What are other people doing, who have Hughes? Waiting it out hoping he can turn things around big time? Jumping ship and sending him to the wire? Trying to trade him for any legitimate starter? Not concerned in the least bit? I'm interested to hear people's perspectives. Here's my roster, just for fun:

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League: 12 teams, Daily H2H, 6x6, Keeper

Roster Size: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL

Batter Scoring: Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), On-base Percentage (OBP), Slugging Percentage (SLG)

Pitching Scoring: Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Quality Starts (QS)

C - Jorge Posada
1B - Joey Votto
2B - Dan Uggla
3B - Michael Young
SS - Elvis Andrus
OF - Aubrey Huff (1B,OF)
OF - Alex Gordon (3B,OF)
OF - Bobby Abreu
Utility - Ben Francisco (OF)
Bench - Matt Holliday (OF)
DL - Corey Hart (OF)

SP - Cole Hamels
SP - Francisco Liriano
RP - Jonathan Papelbon
RP - Jose Valverde
P - Edwin Jackson (SP)
P - Jorge De La Rosa (SP)
P - Matt Harrison (SP)
Bench - Clayton Richard (SP)
Bench - Bud Norris (SP)
Bench - Kevin Gregg (RP)
Bench - Phil Hughes (SP)
DL - Brad Lidge (RP)
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Re: PHughes ... what to do?

Postby Rampage23 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:32 pm

I can tell you as a Yankee fan that the lack of velocity is a concern and I believe he is having a reaction to his innings jump last season, not unlike what happened with Cole Hamels in 2009. If this is the case he should rebound his velocity some but I wouldn't count on him getting back to his normal level until next season, also as was the case with Hamels.


From a fantasy perspective I'm not the best one to ask, but as an avid Yankee fan I can tell you to do what you can to get out of it because I don't think the rebound is going to be what you hope for.
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Re: PHughes ... what to do?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:38 pm

I wasn't a Hughes fan going into the season to begin with. Think with your pitching being quite thin (you're relying on a few WW starters anyway), I'd see if Hughes can turn things around soon.
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