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Postby sigriffey » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:09 am

Should I drop Josh Willingham to grab Edinson Volquez?

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Re: Drop Willingham to Grab Volquez? WHIR

Postby theblemishedone » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:29 am

I dropped Gee to get Volquez and his 2 potential starts this week.

Your bench looks plenty deep and OF is a deep position this year, so I'd totally do it.

Volquez had a rough outing against Cleveland, but I think he pitches PO'ed this week, especially after being demoted.

Grab Volquez, but keep a close eye on him, especially for that "dreaded 1st inning," which he has shaken off, hopefully.
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Re: Drop Willingham to Grab Volquez? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:37 am

Would u start him Tuesday vs the cubs or just stash him?
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Re: Drop Willingham to Grab Volquez? WHIR

Postby theblemishedone » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:43 am

I'd start Volquez.

I see him with some momentum and I think it will carry over into Tuesday against a really volatile and underachieving Cubs team.

Plus he's facing Rodrigo Lopez, who got hit hard by the Astros a week ago.

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Re: Drop Willingham to Grab Volquez? WHIR

Postby CyboNinja » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:55 am

Willingham does have 3 HRs in his last 8 games before hurting his achilles. This week he is also playing at 2 hitter friendly parks in Baltimore and Chicago. So I would look for that trend to continue. Only problem is, as of right this moment, he is still D2D with his achilles. I would wait and see what happens tonight and make your decision based on what news comes out today. Volquez starts tomorrow so you have another day to sort it out. If he plays (willi), I would look to drop someone else ie Jed Lowrie or Ian Desmond.

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Re: Drop Willingham to Grab Volquez? WHIR

Postby ahcryky » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:58 am

Why drop Willingham......... I would drop Desmond, what exactly is he bringing to your team?
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Re: Drop Willingham to Grab Volquez? WHIR

Postby theblemishedone » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:49 am

With HanRam on the DL, it wouldn't be productive to drop Desmond.

He's been stealing @ a prolific rate, and with SS a pretty shallow position, I'd hang on to Desmond. He'll star hitting again (hopefully) :-)

OF is a deep position. I'm sure there are adequate players out there that he can grab (Rizzo sounds like a great option right now).

Again, I would @ least grab Volquez for the 2-start week, if anything.

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