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Postby polkaman » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:14 pm

What are your opinions on Willis ?

I have kind of a weak pitching staff and I can get him for Carl Everett.
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Postby KolbSaves » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:17 pm

He could rebound somewhat or completely fall off, but he's certainly worth Carl-asaur
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Postby Ry-Guy » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:18 pm

If you don't need Everett as a starter, go ahead and get Dontrelle for him. I'm not expecting great things from the D-Train, but if he can win 15+ games, keep his ERA under 4.00 and strikeout over 175, I'll take it. Not many pitchers can do that and I think Dontrelle can. However, don't over rate him like many roto owners are doing.
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Postby polkaman » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:26 pm

I have heard that Willis might even go to he bullpen when Burnett comes back
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Postby Spartans Rule » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:47 pm

KolbSaves wrote:He could rebound somewhat or completely fall off, but he's certainly worth Carl-asaur


Rebound from what? His ROY season? The great spring he's having? I guess the only thing you could be talking about is his poor postseason last year, which has little bearing on the future.

Dontrelle is a very promising young pitcher who for some reason has drawn incredible skeptcism, which makes him a great value pick this year.
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Postby Spartans Rule » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:48 pm

polkaman wrote:I have heard that Willis might even go to he bullpen when Burnett comes back


Link?

That sounds like complete nonsense IMO.
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Postby Guest » Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:55 pm

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March 19, 2004 - 4:33 p.m.
Willis will begin the season as Florida's fourth starter, but there's speculation he could return to the bullpen when A.J. Burnett, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, rejoins the team. "Whatever they want me to do, I'll do it," Willis said. "I just want to be out there competing and that comes back to staying healthy."
Fantasy Source spin: The latest on Burnett is that he might not return until June, so Willis' spot is likely safe until then.


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Postby KolbSaves » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:27 pm

Spartans Rule wrote:
KolbSaves wrote:He could rebound somewhat or completely fall off, but he's certainly worth Carl-asaur


Rebound from what? His ROY season? The great spring he's having? I guess the only thing you could be talking about is his poor postseason last year, which has little bearing on the future.

Dontrelle is a very promising young pitcher who for some reason has drawn incredible skeptcism, which makes him a great value pick this year.


Rebound from his poor second half of the season and his postseason, yes.
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Postby Ry-Guy » Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:30 pm

No way Dontrelle goes to the bullpen when Burnett gets back which should be sometime in June. If anything, Darren Oliver has a lot to prove to stay in the rotation. Beckett, Pavano, Penny, Willis, and Oliver will be the starters until Burnett forces his way back into the rotation and that's a ways away.
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Postby Spartans Rule » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:22 pm

KolbSaves wrote:Rebound from his poor second half of the season and his postseason, yes.


Really only August was a bad month for Willis and he bounced back strong in September.

2-1 with a 2.94 ERA in July
1-3 with a 6.92 ERA in August
3-1 with a 2.89 ERA in September

There seems to be an incorrect perception that Dontrelle struggled the entire 2nd half of the year as hitters figured him out. Thats not the case. He went through a rough stretch but battled through and I think that bodes very well for him.

There are definitely some things you could be concerned about, but overall I think the positives outweigh the negatives and Willis should be regarded as a talented young pitcher on his way to the top.
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