SPEEDY wrote:Let me elaborate why I wouldn't draft these guys unless its keeper
Rich Harden - 4.5 era or so and walks to many to be a stud yet
Bonderman - will destroy your team era, and whip, wont get many wins on Detroit. Everyones happy with his 2nd half stats last year?
5-7 record doesnt do it for me
Sorry but I easily disagree with you. Harden 4.5 era, huh? He had an era under 4 and that is taking into account the beginning of the year before he settled down. The kid only walked 33 in 98 IP after the all star break, the kid can be wild (as any young SP) but the kid is defiantly turning it around already and is just going to get better.
Once again Bonderman will destroy your era and whip? Do you only go off stats in the past and never check were any progress occured? Even if you take into account his whole year, he still had a pretty decent whip of 1.31, so your wrong even if he improves barely. Only thing I can agree is obviously you won't get tons of wins being on the Tigers.
These are young SP's who made tons of progress last year but your throwing it out the window, why? I can see why people like you would be hesitant but come on, a lot of what you said didn't have any reason from the get go. You don't draft these young kids with any high risk, you draft them to get a great bargain after the top pitchers are gone. If they deliver some very good stats, you can live with out the W's...that's what for the top picks are for.