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what ticks you off more?

Poll ended at Sun May 08, 2005 9:19 pm

Hitters Slumping (Go Beltre and Chavez!)
Pitchers getting shelled
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Postby Madison » Sat May 07, 2005 4:10 am

Shellings are the worst! :-[
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Postby lbbaseball14 » Sat May 07, 2005 8:15 am

for me right now its bad hitting.... i have 9.5 total points for offense (lowell, konerko, matsui, kendall, pierre) but my pitching staff is one of the leagues best.
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Sat May 07, 2005 10:16 am

Shellings annoy me the most. I can recover from bad hitting during the season as hitting is easier to find in trades than pitching (usually the better pitcher are on the better teams - and they are more reluctant to trade them)

Not that anyone might have had him (unless NL only league), but can you imagine having Paul Wilson on your team? You'd need 20 IP with 0 ER just to get that down to a 3.60 ERA. A 1-for-16 slump is much easier to recover from.
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Postby baseballnewb » Sat May 07, 2005 12:11 pm

One pitcher getting shelled can lose you 2 points very easily. I'll take my chances with a hitter slumping instead any day. You just get more AB's to offset a hitters slump than you get IP to offset a pitchers.
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Postby Oat Soda » Sat May 07, 2005 1:33 pm

I want to tear my hair out when one of my hitters goes 0 for 4 with 12 guys left on base, but it's still nothing compared to one of my aces getting hammered.

I got great starts from Zito (minus the win) and Willis last night, and still couldn't enjoy it because of Oswalt. :,-(
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Postby gpurcell » Sat May 07, 2005 2:39 pm

Pitchers getting shelled is easily worse.

Consider that each start for a pitcher amounts to between 3 to 4 percent of their total possible value to your team. That's like your hitter not only slumping but doing nothing but strikeout for a whole week!

In addition, once you've been shelled by a pitcher you are gunshy in getting him back in there. Case in point: Javy Vazquez. I missed on one of his four great recent starts because I wanted to be sure he was back to being effective. A pitcher who is shelled a number of times may end up having very little value to your team as you aren't willing to start him.
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