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Time to Panic? Pitching Staff in Shambles Early!

Postby Junse19 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:12 am

Keeper/mixed/salary league. I know its the first week of the season but is it time to make a trade or hit the WW?

Latos got rocked in the 4th inning after a good start. Shields = same deal against the Yankees. Liriano (who I just released) got dumped on by the Orioles yesterday. The only pitchers from my team to pitch well were Ubaldo and Johan. I also have CJ Wilson starting on Monday. There are plenty of free agents out there: Brandon McCarthy, Bud Norris, Henderson Alvarez (2 starts this upcoming week), Chad Billingsley, and someone just dropped Doug Fister (DL).

My pitching staff is as follows:
Mat Latos
Ubaldo Jimenez
James Shields
Johan Santana
CJ Wilson
Trevor Bauer
Shelby Miller
Rafael Betancourt
Sean Marshall
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Re: Time to Panic? Pitching Staff in Shambles Early!

Postby mpieco » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:19 am

I wouldn't panic...you're basing your reactions on one start. Who cares? If Latos gets rocked for about 3 or 4 consecutive starts, then I'm concerned.

I understand it's a keeper league, but are Bauer and Miller really providing you any value right now? I'd rather have pitchers that will help me now rather than in 1-2 years (ideally both, but the point I'm making is that they won't help this year at all).

And, after Liriano's spring, I would have at least given him 2 or 3 rotation spots to see if he'll do anything. I'm not worried about one start. No matter who it is. Don't be hasty.
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Re: Time to Panic? Pitching Staff in Shambles Early!

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:21 am

Don't panic, but I would drop Shelby Miller and pick up Fister, stash him on the DL. Then I'd pick up McCarthy. Don't panic on Latos or Shields. It's 1 start. If they did it in mid-June you wouldn't bat an eye.
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Re: Time to Panic? Pitching Staff in Shambles Early!

Postby Junse19 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:24 am

Thanks for the help. I agree with Latos. He has been consistent so far. However, I've suffered through Liriano's inconsistency over the last few years which is why I released him. Too many headcase starts and control issues.

I agree with the value of prospect pitchers for the present day, but Miller and Bauer are huge in leagues like this. Their $1 salaries (as rookies) are huge in salary cap based keeper leagues. I will have the two future superstar SPs at low cost for several years.
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Re: Time to Panic? Pitching Staff in Shambles Early!

Postby BravesGuy » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:06 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Don't panic, but I would drop Shelby Miller and pick up Fister, stash him on the DL. Then I'd pick up McCarthy. Don't panic on Latos or Shields. It's 1 start. If they did it in mid-June you wouldn't bat an eye.


I agree with this.
Don't panic after one start. If they string together 3-4 bad starts then you should start to worry.
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Re: Time to Panic? Pitching Staff in Shambles Early!

Postby MaudDib » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:50 pm

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bigh0rt wrote:Don't panic, but I would drop Shelby Miller and pick up Fister, stash him on the DL. Then I'd pick up McCarthy. Don't panic on Latos or Shields. It's 1 start. If they did it in mid-June you wouldn't bat an eye.


I agree with this.
Don't panic after one start. If they string together 3-4 bad starts then you should start to worry.

Agreed. No reason to have two minor league pitchers on your roster. Drop one for some guys that will help you now.
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Re: Time to Panic? Pitching Staff in Shambles Early!

Postby jtsandwich » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:03 pm

Pick up McCarthy, but no need to panic.
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