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Postby twentysix » Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:07 pm

I just dropped Riske for Ligtenberg. I don't desperately need saves so I don't care if someone else picks him up.

I did nothing but talk this guy up pre-season and he's done nothing but screw me and my C.C. out of wins. I know it's only week 1, but there's just some things I can't stand for. Blowing a 3 run save opportunity when my SP has the W all locked up is one of them.

I hate David Riske, now and forever.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:09 pm

riske has been embarrasingly bad so far. If i had him I would seriously consider dropping him.
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Postby jdh » Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:21 pm

I think people are overreacting, especially when considering dropping Riske for guys like Lightenberg who may or may not have save opps. It's pretty doubtful that the Indians will give up on him yet after just two games, and he still has a very good chance of turning it around. Yes, I can see dropping him if there are other options like Baez, Nathan, Graves, etc in the free agent pool. But, in a typical 12 team league every MLB closer will be on a roster, so you can't really afford to drop him until he loses his job, if that even happens
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:38 pm

No way I drop him but I just may bench him for awhile and see how he handles his next outing. :-/
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Postby Swinger » Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:46 pm

I'm with JDH, and the only thing I'm worried about is if Riske loses the closer job. I have him in 2 leagues, but my ERA is horrible as is, so I guess it makes me calmer.
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Postby Green Monstah » Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:56 pm

not only am I a Riske owner....I also have Sabathia on my team :-/ that is 2 wins the Cle. bullpen has cost C.C. :~(
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Postby Green Monstah » Sat Apr 10, 2004 7:23 pm

ok...seeing this stopped me from outright dropping Riske. I checked out his game log from last year and found this interesting:

in his first 4.1 innings last year, he gave up 6 ER.


So for now, I am going to bench him and see how he does in his next couple games....if he doesn't improve, ill kick him off the team. If he looks good and picks up a save or two, I'll put him back in my lineup. I don't want to give up on a possible closer so early, so I hope he turns it around O:-)
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Postby Pedantic » Sat Apr 10, 2004 7:35 pm

Look on the bright side. At least he has 3 Ks in 2 innings. :-b
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Postby Manutd016 » Sat Apr 10, 2004 7:43 pm

would you guys drop him for Looper?
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Postby Guest » Sat Apr 10, 2004 7:48 pm

I would drop him for Looper, I also am gonna hang onto him for the time being.

but i seen Looper pitch twice, he seems to have some nice stuff.

plus my league is 14 teams & there are NO closer available, so i do not want to give 1 up until he officially loses his job
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