Penny or Benson?? - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Penny or Benson??

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Penny or Benson??

Postby Althalius » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:47 am

Who's better? Penny was dominant in his last start with LA and Benson was just as amazing against the Cards. Who will be better for the rest of the year?
Althalius
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 558
Joined: 15 Jun 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Tenafly

Postby warrick95 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:49 am

Penny, if healthy.
warrick95
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 5440
Joined: 27 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The empty seat next to the Tampa Bay heckler

Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:49 am

i would take penny over benson....
Image
raiders_umpire
Moderator
Moderator

User avatar
ModeratorCafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe MusketeerPick 3 Weekly WinnerMatchup Meltdown SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 27781
Joined: 14 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: You will be missed, Robert Smeraldo.

Postby WhiteHot » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:55 am

warrick95 wrote:Penny, if healthy.


I would take an injured Penny over a healthy Benson.
WhiteHot
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1622
Joined: 17 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Argentina

Postby warrick95 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 11:57 am

WhiteHot wrote:
warrick95 wrote:Penny, if healthy.


I would take an injured Penny over a healthy Benson.


Depends on how injured Penny is...
Shea's an extreme pitchers park, compared to neutral PNC (either neutral or hitters, I'm not sure). Benson has all the stuff to be a dominant pitcher, if he can ever put it together. Who is to say that that time isn't now?
warrick95
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 5440
Joined: 27 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: The empty seat next to the Tampa Bay heckler

Postby Strasil42 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:53 pm

Id definetly take penny over benson
Strasil42
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 4347
Joined: 14 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Omaha

Postby mikey » Wed Aug 11, 2004 2:48 pm

mikey
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 374
Joined: 19 Oct 2003
Home Cafe: Football
Location: Camden (Yards... not New Jersey)

Postby Nails » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:49 pm

Just to give you another side, I say Benson. Besides his last start against the Braves (3rd in a row), Benson has been dominant. I think that if I faced Benson 3 times in a row, I could get a hit, so you know major leaguers could. Penny is good, but the biceps thing is a little scary, as well as his significant drop off in strikeout rate. I think it is a toss-up, but I would take Benson,

*** A little biased, because I have Benson.
Nails
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 165
Joined: 5 Feb 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby MadMobius » Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:20 am

Well Benson gets a patsy this Fri v. AZ but then he gets Col, SD, LA, Phi, Fla and the ATL (in what should be the second round of the playoffs). That will be a good test for him but I just dropped him thinking that he would be way too risky to start anytime after this Fri.

Now watch him kick azz the rest of the way (like he did to Stl)
Image
---Lincecum---------Gallardo------Santana-----------Peavy---

Props to "The_Show" for my sig...
MadMobius
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 745
Joined: 10 May 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Bukoski77 » Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:49 am

For this year it is pretty even but I give Penny a very slight edge unless injury forces him to miss a significant amount of time.

For a keeper league assesment I would put Penny at the lower end of the 2nd tier/top of the 3rd tier value assesment. Ranking Penny almost hands down better than Benson.

Benson's great career statistics at Shea accounted for, I still just place him in the middle of the pack with 3rd tier SP rankings in keeper leagues.

If Benson really gets it together then I will be happy for him. My instinct tells me that he will be 2005's version of the 2004 Kip Wells going 4-7 rounds too early on account of his prior years stats.
"Son we would like to keep you around here but were trying to win a pennant this year."
Bukoski77
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1184
Joined: 21 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: TN


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Get Ready...
The 2015 MLB season starts in 15:48 hours
(and 92 days)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact