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Postby Baseballer02 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:24 pm

I'll be starting Burnett tonight. And although the Indians bats have been on fire, a good pitcher could still shut them down(look what David Wells did to the Yanks). He's got his velocity and just needs to gain control of the strike-zone with his curveball to be awesome. He probably won't pitch anymore than 6 innings in a start for the next couple months, but he should average a K/IP and I wouldn't expect his ERA to be to high. Watch out for his WHIP though until he gains total control of his pitches.
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Postby mikcou » Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:43 pm

Im starting him tonight
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Postby Registered_Guest » Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:21 pm

I'd always start at home and based on matchups the others.

Later in the year the better as he'll be able to go deeper.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:37 pm

I have him, and considered posting a thread about this in the bench/start forum (where this thread really ought to be, but I won't get into that, as I would tend to agree with any who happened to complain about constantly jumping from forum to forum etc. Trades/Waivers being separate is sweet, but bench/start, and game cheering and venting... what's left for this forum? Ok, strike all of that from the record, I'll deal.) Anyhow... As I was saying, I probably would lean towards benching him.

I don't like to start pitchers from whom I realistically can't know what to expect. I think only getting four innings in against the Mets is a little bit discouraging, even though they weren't poorly pitched by any means , it's just that the fewer the innings. the less the chance for the win. He'll probably get several Ks, and maybe he'll keep the Indians lineup in check, or maybe he'll get lit up. It really could go either way. I'm not comfortable with the possibility of a 6ER performance and an early inning exit, and there's no reason in my mind to rule that out as a realistic possibility.
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Postby FF Newb but Lovin it » Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:43 pm

I am starting him....Morris killed my ERa, and Whip so I am going to try an nail down the K's and W's. Figured I got him so start him.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:47 pm

Head to head I'd start him, but Roto, no.
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Postby NY Yankees Fan 2004 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:02 pm

I ended up Starting him :~( :~( :~(

I will guarentee that he will get shelled. I might be trading him so I figured I have to start him.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:57 pm

I'm darn glad I left him on the bench for this one:

4.1 IP, 12H, 8R, 8ER, 2 BB, 3K.

I hope my cautionary words helped sway some of you to keep him on the bench.
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Postby athakkar » Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:02 pm

i've watched his last two games and am not impressed with his command. He leaves everything so hittable. I'm sure he'll come around, as the hype suggests, but I just dropped him for Santana on minny. If he regains form, I'll be sure to pick up him up off waivers..
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Postby Registered_Guest » Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:11 pm

Not expecting much this year, but believe he'll be a Top 20 pitcher in 2005 in spacious Pro Player.

Stated in another thread that I thought he'd do no better than what Wood did in 2000 after TJ surgery (4.80 ERA and 1.45 WHIP). I think people are fooling themselves if they expect better. Velocity isn't the problem the first year back, but location.
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