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Should I grab Zambrano? WHIR!!

Postby Eastman19 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:32 am

Should I pick up Carlos Zambrano? He is pitching well and we all know is due for a meltdown but maybe the change of scenery is helping him. He looks awfully good right now and I don't want to be saying a few weeks from now, I knew I should of grabbed him....Let me know what you guys think and who would you drop...Also, McDonald from Pirates is out there. H2H points league and pitchers can score alot with this scoring format. I will help with yours if you leave your link.



1b- Hosmer
2b- Kipnis
3b- Arod
SS- A. Cabrera
C- M Montero
OF- Cargo
OF- Justin Upton
OF Beltran
DH- Dunn
bench- Trout, Shin shoo Choo, Moustakas, Trumbo

SP- Cliff Lee
SP- Shields
SP- Romero
SP- Strasburg
SP- Wainwright
SP- DHolland
RP- Papelbon
RP- League
RP- Sale
Bench- Johan Santana, Addison Reed, Heath Bell
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Re: Should I grab Zambrano? WHIR!!

Postby acertijo » Thu May 10, 2012 10:40 am

I'd drop Trumbo for him probably - but I don't like having too many bench slots taken up by hitters. I hate the guessing game about who is going to have a good game anyway, but in your format in particular it doesn't make sense to have so many guys riding the pine. I'd also consider dropping Sale for McDonald given that Sale already is having elbow pain and an MRI and is out of the rotation. If he's not starting, his value is way down.

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Postby Eastman19 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:43 am

This is also a one week lock on line ups...not daily line up changes.
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Re: Should I grab Zambrano? WHIR!!

Postby acertijo » Thu May 10, 2012 10:58 am

I still wouldn't want so many bats taking up roster slots that could be used for pitchers. If you have a broader stable of SPs than you can have active for the week, you can start them or sit them based on match ups for the week or two start status (even though several of your pitchers would be automatic starts every week). It's just a philosophical thing with me that I don't like hitters on the bench (to whatever extent anything in fantasy baseball can be "philosophical" :-D )
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Re: Should I grab Zambrano? WHIR!!

Postby 43stunt » Thu May 10, 2012 11:40 am

I just picked up McDonald over Big Z in my league because of the K/9 factor. Z has 32K in 41 IP, McD has 31 in 36.2. McD has a favorable matchup vs Houston this week, too. I'd keep my eye on Z when he pitches at home in that big new flashy ballpark. In terms of who to drop, I wouldn't drop Sale until it's certain he is not closing or starting. MRI scheduled for today, so news should follow soon.

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Postby GAC8666 » Thu May 10, 2012 11:48 am

Id drop him for Trumbo. Like others have said in your format having that many bench bats just doesnt help you.

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Postby Mjbren1 » Thu May 10, 2012 11:54 am

Don't drop Trumbo, with Hosmer being awful you need something from first base, I feel like you are hoarding a little, neither McDonald or Zambrano are better than anyone on your staff, Holland being the worst. Dump Sale if you have to have one of them, he's having MRI and reported shoulder problems, that's never good.
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Postby chillbro » Thu May 10, 2012 3:54 pm

thanks for the help with mine, if i were you id keep trumbo for now and drop sale
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Re: Should I grab Zambrano? WHIR!!

Postby ron paul for pres » Thu May 10, 2012 5:29 pm

No, leave Z on the wire. He's a ticking time bomb, and that Marlins clubhouse will have ego problems eventually.
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Re: Should I grab Zambrano? WHIR!!

Postby Goodshot » Thu May 10, 2012 5:44 pm

I think I leave Z on the wire as well. He is relying more than ever on the movement on his pitches. He has more movement on them, which is good. However, I think this would lead to pitches being more likely to miss the zone. I think his low walk totals his last few starts is a bit fluky.

If you can stash him though, it could be worth it. I think you could drop Trumbo for him. Or watch for any new news on Sale.


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