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Postby ramble2 » Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:08 am

What do you guys think if you had to choose between Ainsworth and Ol. Perez? Both in terms of this year's performance and in keeper leagues. I have Ol. Perez on both of my teams (one keeper league, the other not), but now that a spot has opened up for Ainsworth in the SF rotation, I'm thinking about picking him up. :-?

Any thoughts?
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Postby eftda » Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:19 am

pick kurt. He has alot of potential. Remember last year, he struk out sosa and after the game sosa said " wow, that kids going to be great someday".

Well, that day has come, i've allread picked him up in all of my leagues.
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Postby Swing for the fences » Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:21 am

Thats a tough one. Both have good upside. Barry Bonds did say that O Perez was the toughest pitcher that he has faced but Ainsworth pitches for a better team so he should get more wins. Also, I wonder if Perez's arm is a bit tired after pitching so many innnings. It may look like I'm suggesting picking up Ainsworth but you can't discount the fact that a Hall of Fame player, like him or not, said that Perez was the toughest pitcher he faced (don't know if that was ever or last year). Either way thats a huge compliment. Flip a coin or make a trade and free a spot to have them both - who knows? I'm 50/50 on this one.
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Postby rjforlife » Tue Mar 25, 2003 11:38 am

swing did a good job of explaining so ill just say id go with ainsworth.
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Postby ramble2 » Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:46 pm

Well, it's good to know I'm not the only one who think this is a tough decision! We get an extra roster spot in the next day or two, so I'm just gonna hope against hope that nobody grabs Ainsworth before then. If I get antsy, I may just drop Luis Vizcaino and grab him. But I'm in a 5x5 league, and Vizcaino's K/9 is so high that he's pretty valuable (especially given the DeJean situation).

Then there's what to do about the Yanks closer situation. Any word yet on who's going to be closing for them?
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Postby cardboardbox » Tue Mar 25, 2003 5:52 pm

this probably wont help decide but...

Ainsworth had something like a 3.75 era last year in aaa... the aaa league he is in is offense happy and that era is considered quite good. I've read analysis in the past that projected the same era when we got a starting job for the giants. He also has good k potential. If he got 170 ip I think 135 k would be a good expectation.

If you got Ainsworth, you might want to start him at home initially to see how he does without inflating your era and whip.
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Postby Nappy Dugout » Wed Mar 26, 2003 1:35 am

Perez is going to have a tough time winning with that crappy squad on the coast.

Depends on needs. I think they will have similar ERAs, Ainsworth a slightly better WHIP. Question is ...do you want wins or K's.

K= Perez
W= Ainsworth

I have always said that K's are easier to predict than wins, so that is where I would lean.
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