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Wandy Rodriguez or Brett Myers??? WHIR.

Postby GardnerRunsRampant » Wed May 04, 2011 8:37 am

Improbably, both are available on my waiver wire. I need to pick up one of them. My keeper league scores based on a points system (below). Here are my main concerns:

1) Trade target: The Houston Astros are struggling and again appear like a team that will deal players at the deadline. One of these two will probably be a big target, and whichever one gets traded will most likely see a huge boost in value. Which player is a more likely trade target?

2) Home Runs: Brett Myers' main weakness is giving up home runs and that trend has continued this year to the tune of 1.86 home runs per 9 innings. Last years rate of 0.8 was the lowest of his career, while 1.86 is more in line with what he produced in PHI albeit a small sample. If this continues, Myers value is sharply hurt.

3) Long Term Value: Which pitcher has better long term value? Being a keeper league, I shoot to arrange my team so that each player is a potential keeper.

The Dilemma: Myers finished 10th in NL CY young voting last year, but his home run tendencies are not looking good. Wandy has shown flashes of great stuff, but has not been very consistent. A trade will boost either pitcher's value, and both are not likely to stay on the waiver wire long making this choice crucial now. Which pitcher will have the better season and which holds better value over the next few years as a keeper?

Any opinions would be appreciated. I offer my help on your situations as well.

Scoring Details:
Blown Saves: -3 points
Earned Runs: -1 point
Holds: 5 points
Innings: 0.5 points
Strikeouts: 1 point
Losses: -5 points
Pick Offs: 1 point
Saves: 6 points
Shutouts: 3 points
Wins: 10 points
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Re: Wandy Rodriguez or Brett Myers??? WHIR.

Postby MaudDib » Wed May 04, 2011 9:42 am

Of the two, I would take Wandy. Both are solid SP but Wandy has more upside than Myers.
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Re: Wandy Rodriguez or Brett Myers??? WHIR.

Postby sixer03fan » Wed May 04, 2011 9:54 am

[quote="MaudDib"]Of the two, I would take Wandy. Both are solid SP but Wandy has more upside than Myers.[/quote]

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Re: Wandy Rodriguez or Brett Myers??? WHIR.

Postby plainyogurt » Wed May 04, 2011 10:04 am

I would take wandy, as said above he does have better upside. Plus I think he will get you more points. I dont know the numbers, but being lefty is better for pickoffs. Good with k's.

If traded, teams would prob go after the lefty first, so he would be in high demand going to a good team
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Postby Cypher74 » Wed May 04, 2011 10:47 am

Agreed, trade target or not, Wandy is the better pitcher I think...

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Re: Wandy Rodriguez or Brett Myers??? WHIR.

Postby JRM4833 » Wed May 04, 2011 10:52 am

That's a tough decision. My gut says Myers, but I can see where everyone else is coming from. Wandy was ranked higher coming into this season, but he's 32 and the fact that we're all still talking about upside with a 32 year old pitcher is telling. Myers is only 30 (people assume he's older since he's been in the league 10 years v. only 8 for Wandy) and has pitched better this year, but that said, I can see taking Wandy.

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Re: Wandy Rodriguez or Brett Myers??? WHIR.

Postby theblemishedone » Wed May 04, 2011 11:49 am

Scary as this scenario is, I would take Wandy over Myers.
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Postby k.k. » Wed May 04, 2011 12:24 pm

Definitely Wandy over Brett. The k's are nice and Wandy appears to be over the ugly rough spot he was in to start the season.
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Re: Wandy Rodriguez or Brett Myers??? WHIR.

Postby Doc19 » Wed May 04, 2011 1:18 pm

I think I am biased because Myers got in trouble for beating up his wife when he was in Philly, so I dont care for him at all...

But I would still go Wandy based on talent and long term value...

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