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Postby Element » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:19 pm

MadDog36 wrote:I'd give Johan a shot. If that's Ervin he's #3 on the list behind Dempster and Hughes.


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Drafting a backend starter. Could u please rank?

Postby RogerThat » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:20 pm

No I have not read that and read lower Hudson blog and river ave blues blog daily
Those are the 2 best sites for Yankee insider news
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Postby HOOTIE » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:34 am

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HOOTIE wrote:Dempster
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thanks HOOTIE. I can always count on you for awesome advice. I really like nicasio this yr and think i like him more than demptster and nolasco in this lge because of his youth and upside. How do you feel about him this yr?

I like Nicasio as a last SP.
Dempster is underrated, because his era was misleading.
But i take Francisco over everybody, he's a nice closer.
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Re: Drafting a backend starter. Could u please rank?

Postby Kimbos Beard » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:00 am

Backend starter, why not roll the dice on someone like Santana or Bedard. High Risk high reward. If they flame out oh well it shouldn't really hurt a staff like yours.

If you don't want to go that route I would go

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Postby mpieco » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:03 am

If it's your backend starter, why would you not go for boom (or bust?)

Johan Santana has to be your first option here. Former Cy Young winner, and seems to finally be getting back into shape. And, just like the previous poster said, the next name on that list you need to go for is Bedard. He's in a great division--if he can stay healthy, he could go for 10-15 wins, keep an ERA under 3.50 and K in the high 100's. I bet you one of these two finishes the year in the top 30.

We all know what Dempster is going to be, we all know what Gavin Floyd is going to be, so why would we even bother?
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Re: Drafting a backend starter. Could u please rank?

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:15 am

mpieco wrote:If it's your backend starter, why would you not go for boom (or bust?)

Johan Santana has to be your first option here. Former Cy Young winner, and seems to finally be getting back into shape. And, just like the previous poster said, the next name on that list you need to go for is Bedard. He's in a great division--if he can stay healthy, he could go for 10-15 wins, keep an ERA under 3.50 and K in the high 100's. I bet you one of these two finishes the year in the top 30.

We all know what Dempster is going to be, we all know what Gavin Floyd is going to be, so why would we even bother?



I will take that bet on those 2 making top 30.
Dempster in the last 4 years, has had a xFIP of 3.76 or lower.
While posting a 8+ K/9.
Santanas last 2 years he has pitched, he had a 4+ xFIP, and his K/9 has dropped under 7.
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Re: Drafting a backend starter. Could u please rank?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:13 am

If you are set on a SP I like Dempster best but if it was my team I would grab Francisco or Myers.
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