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Postby KaPluie » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:09 am

My pitching has been horrible ... easily the worst in the league. On the flip side, my offense has been one of the best in the league. Unfortunately, for a lot of the pitchers on my team that are struggling (i.e. Hughes and Liriano), I just have to wait it out and hope they improve since I can't just drop them, and they are pretty untradeable right now. My question is, do you see an improvement I could make in my staff from the wire? Any help would be appreciated, and WHIR, leave a link! These are some available pitchers with some sense of upside:

Vazques
Bud Norris
Josh Tomlin
Aaron Crow
Brandon McCarthy
Chris Young
Wade Davis
Carmona
Freddy Garcia
Daisuke Matsuzaka
Doug Fister
Bartolo Colón
Jonathon Niese
Phil Coke
Iván Nova
Slowey
Liván Hernández

My team:
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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: R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG
Pitching Scoring: W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, Quality Starts

YRank = Yahoo! preseason overall ranking
C - Jorge Posada (C, YRank=216)
1B - Joey Votto (1B, 5)
2B - Dan Uggla (2B, 34)
3B - Michael Young (3B/OF, 76)
SS - Elvis Andrus (SS, 100)
OF - Aubrey Huff (1B/OF, 123)
OF - Alex Gordon (3B/OF, 287)
OF - Matt Holliday (OF, 21)
Utility - Jonny Gomes (OF, 362)
Bench - Bobby Abreu (OF, 117)
DL - Corey Hart (OF, 98)

SP - Cole Hamels (SP, 60)
SP - Francisco Liriano (SP, 83)
RP - Jonathan Papelbon (RP, 93)
RP - Jose Valverde (RP, 130)
P - Edwin Jackson (SP, 276)
P - Jorge De La Rosa (SP, 191)
P - Matt Harrison (SP, 370)
Bench - Clayton Richard (SP, 299)
Bench - Chris Narveson (SP/RP, 343)
Bench - Randy Wolf (SP, 411)
Bench - Phil Hughes (SP, 259)
DL - Brad Lidge (RP, 275)
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Postby Roberto Clemente » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:15 am

Your Starting Pitching isn't quite as bad as you make it out to be. C.Hamels had a nice outing his last start and J. De La Rosa has been decent.

That being said...you could still use some help.

I would RUN and pick-up Dice K. His last 2 starts have been dominating. RUN! His start tonight @ Anaheim was brilliant.

A.Crow is one of the best set-up men.

I have both of the aforementioned pitchers on my team.
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Postby theblemishedone » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:18 am

Damn! You have some great guys on the F/A pitching market!

Ok. I would drop Harrison, C. Richards and E. Jackson and grab McCarthy, Tomlin, and Dice-K. Take a look @ the weekly starts and see who makes sense for you.

Your offense looks sick! Hope that helps!

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Postby oldmanbean » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:48 am

Dice-K and C Young would be my picks ...

Thanks for help on mine ...

PS Interesting that you were suggested to drop Harrison, when on another site I was told to grab him!
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Postby KaPluie » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:52 am

oldmanbean wrote:Dice-K and C Young would be my picks ...

Thanks for help on mine ...

PS Interesting that you were suggested to drop Harrison, when on another site I was told to grab him!


I wouldn't drop Harrison. He's been awesome so far this year! Why drop him?
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Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:59 am

I like Dice-K and Tomlin. I would drop Jackson and Richard.

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Postby KaPluie » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:27 am

Do you really think Dice-k is going to do anything this year? I'm not sure he's really an upgrade over Richard
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Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:38 am

KaPluie wrote:Do you really think Dice-K is going to do anything this year? I'm not sure he's really an upgrade over Richard


Dice-K may end up being a decent SP. He looked really good tonight. I don't think he is going to post outstanding stats or anything, but should beat Richard in Wins/K. Slight advantage to Richards in ERA and bigger in WHIP. QS should be even, but BOS has better defense.
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Postby Roberto Clemente » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:29 pm

KaPluie wrote:Do you really think Dice-k is going to do anything this year? I'm not sure he's really an upgrade over Richard


Yes...I do.

That is why I picked him up.

Dice-K has always had great pitching talent. Remember how much the Red Sox paid for him to lure him from Japan?

His last 2 starts versus solid offensive teams have been outstanding.

He is a Free Agent. It's not like you are risking a ton to get him.

If he keeps pitching well...you got a front-line starter for free...if not...drop him and pick up another guy.
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Postby unc_rules1540 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:36 pm

I'm riding the Freddy Garcia bandwagon here...at the VERY least he'll get his share of wins with that offense backing him.


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