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Kazmir or Arroyo (...or A-Rod?)

Postby Knights » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:15 pm

16-team H2H keeper league.

Another owner dropped A-Rod, and he comes off waivers this week. I'm tempting to pick him up if he clears.

If he doesn't, I'm considering picking up a spot starter for tomorrow... either Arroyo vs Miami or Kazmir vs Houston.

I think I've decided to snag A-Rod if no one puts a claim in on him... I figure he's worth a stash for a late season playoff push, right??

But if he's claimed, do I go for Arroyo or Kazmir for a spot start?
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Re: Kazmir or Arroyo (...or A-Rod?)

Postby SecretAgentMan » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:32 am

Arod...

Comes back maybe in July.
Gets 50 game supension for either taking PEDs or destroying the documents that he took PEDs.
I would not waste a waiver claim on him. Nor would I waste a bench slot unless you just have no one else to fill it with.

For spot starter, anyone against Houston is a good bet, but I do not think much of Kazmir so it might be too risky depending on what your ratios are this week.
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Re: Kazmir or Arroyo (...or A-Rod?)

Postby rjforlife » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:02 am

I'd rather use Arroyo against Miami than chance it with Kazmir. Kaz will likely get a lot of K's but at a price and probably not many innings. Arroyo has a high likelihood of a W and some decent ERA/WHIP.
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Re: Kazmir or Arroyo (...or A-Rod?)

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:52 am

Kazmir looked good this Spring and his work seems to have paid off, I'd go Kazmir and leave A-rod alone..
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Re: Kazmir or Arroyo (...or A-Rod?)

Postby baegames » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:47 pm

I would probably go Arroyo over Kazmir (and I speak as a Kazmir fan) if you want safety in a spot start, but Kazmir is more likely to shut out the Astros with a bunch of Ks.

Kazmir is also more likely (though not likely) to be owned long term.

And leave A-Rod alone. DL until AS Break + 50 game suspension + not the same player he used to be = ?
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