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Postby GradySizemore » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:23 am

Ok so I'm having a really tough time deciding which 2 of these 4 to keep. I have Cole Hamels, Jered Weaver, Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen. First gut reaction is Hamels and Weaver. However, the thought of having Strasburg for years is very temption. I throw Storen in here because he was my 2nd highest scoring pitcher this past year. I know closers are typically volatile so he gets the least of my consideration. For what it's worth last year Hamels scored 577, Weaver 687, Storen 638, and Strasburg 64.

I play in a H2H points league with the following scoring format. It's a dynasty type league with no restrictions on how long we can keep players.
W - Wins 10 points
S - Saves 10 points
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher) 1 point
L - Losses -5 points
INN - Innings 2 points
BBI - Walks Issued (Pitchers) -.5 points
ER - Earned Runs -1 point
HA - Hits Allowed -.5 points
CG - Complete Games 10 points
SO - Shutouts 10 points

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Re: Need help with Keeper pitching. WHIR

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:05 am

Hamels and Weaver are the easy choice for next year but it is tough leaving Strasburg off. If you think you can win it this year to with Hamels and Weaver. If you think you are a year or two away from competing for the championship I would keep Hamels and Strasburg.
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Postby MaudDib » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:49 am

Any chance of trading two SP for a Felix or Kershaw?

If not I still think you need to keep Strasburg here. Tough letting either of the other two SP go but he is one of those talents that could be a top SP next year and dominate for the next 10 years. I think I would rather gamble on that then let him go. I would probably keep Hamels here, he is still young at 27 and should have 3-4 more good years in him.
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Re: Need help with Keeper pitching. WHIR

Postby Urban Cohorts » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:43 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:Hamels and Weaver are the easy choice for next year but it is tough leaving Strasburg off. If you think you can win it this year to with Hamels and Weaver. If you think you are a year or two away from competing for the championship I would keep Hamels and Strasburg.


Ditto. If you think you can win next year, I would most certainly hold onto both Hamels and Weaver. Both of them should get more wins, fewer losses, and more CG than Stras.

Cutting Strasburg is tough, but he will not help you out as much next year (especially in the playoffs) due to a cap on his IP. And even if Stras does becomes a miracle pitcher next year, you still have Weaver and Hamels who should both be top 10 SP for at least a few years IMO.

Yeah, don't keep Storen. :-D
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Postby RedHopeful » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:56 am

Considering you have no keeper restrictions + I expect Jered to regress some, Hamels and Strasburg.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:20 pm

Hamels and Weaver. Two top 10 pitchers for several more years. ;-D
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:50 am

Hamels, Strasburg.

Weaver's the oldest, has thrown the most innings (albeit related to 'oldest'), and is reliant on the least replicable long-term repertoire: slow fastball with an extremely low groundball rate.

I think another thing to consider is that it won't be impossible to find another guy like Weaver to add to your staff if, God forbid, something horrible strikes Strasburg. You will be extremely hard-pressed to find someone like Strasburg.
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Re: Need help with Keeper pitching. WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:30 am

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Re: Need help with Keeper pitching. WHIR

Postby monty797 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:40 pm

For me it's a no brainer, I would keep Stras and Hamels, I just like them the most over the other guys.
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Re: Need help with Keeper pitching. WHIR

Postby GradySizemore » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:57 pm

Thanks for all the advice. Pretty sure I'm going to go with Hamels and Strasburg. I'll be borderline for playoffs next year, hopefully with some good luck I can get in. Going to try and deal Weaver as there were a few guys that were trying to get him from me for a good portion of last year.
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