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How to improve Starting Pitchers rotation? WHIR

Postby RUnited » Mon May 16, 2011 7:18 am

Hi all...

so i've struggled with my starting pitchers recently and need to perhaps drop and add some pitchers. Here's my starting pitcher rotation:

Weaver
Ubaldo
CJ Wilson
Jaime Garcia (recently traded for)
Nolasco (dropped De La Rosa for him)
Masterson
Chacin

Still available in the free agent pool. It's a shallow league, 7 teams, so some known names are still available:
Matt Latos
Bud Norris
Gio Gonalez
Brandon Morrow
Daniel Hudson
Ian Kennedy

The league awards 10pts for a win and favors pitchers with high K's ratings, so it's always beneficial to pick pitchers who play on a winning team.

Your suggestions will be very appreciated! WHIR.
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Re: How to improve Starting Pitchers rotation? WHIR

Postby jpbusta » Mon May 16, 2011 9:31 am

Garcia and Nolasco are great addition to your rotation. ;-D

I actually like Morrow and Kennedy out of those picks.
I would drop Masterson for Morrow for sure. I just dont see Masterson keeping this pace. :-b

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Postby Eastman19 » Mon May 16, 2011 10:03 am

I like dan Hudson and Bud Norris...That is alot of K's. Hudson is starting to heat up and has awesome matchups this upcoming week.
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Postby kaiser » Mon May 16, 2011 10:14 am

Morrow and Norris are the names I would grab. However, I think it was a mistake to drop De La Rosa for Nolasco.

After Morrow and Norris, I'd go Kennedy, Latos, Hudson, Go in that order.
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Re: How to improve Starting Pitchers rotation? WHIR

Postby RUnited » Mon May 16, 2011 1:59 pm

kaiser wrote:Morrow and Norris are the names I would grab. However, I think it was a mistake to drop De La Rosa for Nolasco.

After Morrow and Norris, I'd go Kennedy, Latos, Hudson, Go in that order.


I dropped De La Rosa on consideration that I didn't have to have 3 Rockies pitchers. I still like Chacin more for his lower ERA at home and obviously I have faith in Ubaldo. De La Rosa's points in our league is a less than Chacin eventhough he's been more solid all around.
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Re: How to improve Starting Pitchers rotation? WHIR

Postby RUnited » Mon May 16, 2011 9:27 pm

UPDATE: So I've dropped Masterson (who faces Greinke this week) for Daniel Hudson who has two very likely W's matchups for shortterm points.

Pending how things go, I may drop Hudson and pick up Norris or Morrow as a long term solution...
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Postby chowder » Mon May 16, 2011 10:17 pm

I'm a pretty big fan of Kennedy down the road - he had a slow start with a bad start, but has been solid since.

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Postby JJGBPD » Tue May 17, 2011 5:13 am

I think Gio Gonzalez is a great pickup. I grabbed Morrow and he is high on K's, but his ERA is very high right now. Bud Norris is also great on K's. Daniel Hudson has been okay, but his ERA and WHIP are a little high. If I could grab 2, it would Gonzalez and Morrow.
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue May 17, 2011 7:18 am

I would take Morrow or Kennedy over CJ.
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Re: How to improve Starting Pitchers rotation? WHIR

Postby RUnited » Wed May 18, 2011 2:08 am

Update:

Gio Gonzalez just pitched a gem against the Angels. Does he move up anyone's rankings?

How about Homer Bailey and Cueto? They've been awesome in May and are both available in free agent.

Anyone else with a suggestion on who to drop and add will be much appreciated!
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