Sevillano wrote:I know this sounds dumb, but as someone who has never had him in any league, I'm going to try picking him up now that he's available. I know he's been terrible, but it's all about upside, and if you can drop someone without much upside for him, he may reward you in the long run.
Plus, it's an experienced competitive league with managers who are very hesitant to drop talent, so he's the most talented SP I've seen on the wire in a loooong time, even if he is a headcase.
In my own defence in a 16 team H-H keeper league of my decision not to drop him, here is the reason on the message boards I wrote after a few owners scoffed at me.
"It could be all Torre bulls#@t, with just being media friendly but I believe his problems are rooted in mechanics, as well as his family being stuck in Cuba weighing heavily on him. Finally he is from the Carribean and when the dead of summer set in last year ( humidity ) he was pretty darn effective and putting up 2nd tier SP #'s. "
I knew the rest, but someone from the cafe, who? I have forgotten exactly who, brought me up to speed on the humididy theory about a week ago.
"Son we would like to keep you around here but were trying to win a pennant this year."