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Anyone notice the #'s that Contreras is quietly putting up?

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 9:14 am
by TB13
It's not like he has a low ERA, but a high WHIP like El Duque has. He has very quietly put up quality start after quality start. Could be a nice sleeper for someone who has a spot on their bench for a spot starter.

Re: Anyone notice the #'s that Contreras is quietly putting up?

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 10:08 am
by josebach
TB13 wrote:It's not like he has a low ERA, but a high WHIP like El Duque has. He has very quietly put up quality start after quality start. Could be a nice sleeper for someone who has a spot on their bench for a spot starter.


Yes, I've noticed. Even if my pitching already wasn't as deep as it is, I still wouldn't pick him up. I have PDJCS. Post-Dramatic-Jose-Contreras-Syndrome. I picked him up and dropped him three times last year. He's a tease and I don't like teases. I know as soon as I pick him up his head will go to crap again. BE WARNED!!!

:-b

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 10:18 am
by George_Foreman
between him and loaiza, i got killed last week. who knows. now that no one is looking and he'll get some decent coaching, maybe contreras will be a decent pitcher. :-/

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 10:37 am
by slomo007
Though he does have some upside.....I just don't trust him after last year. It seems like nearly everyone on CWS is hot as ever right now, so I think the only way they'll all go, is down. Expect this to be his ceiling.

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 10:46 am
by SaintsOfTheDiamond
slomo007 wrote:Though he does have some upside.....I just don't trust him after last year. It seems like nearly everyone on CWS is hot as ever right now, so I think the only way they'll all go, is down. Expect this to be his ceiling.


I couldn't agree more. I've been riding the highs of several White Sox pitchers so far, but am prepared to dump most of them at the first sign of trouble. If you do pick him up you need to be very careful and watch him like a hawk. :-D

Re: Anyone notice the #'s that Contreras is quietly putting

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 12:00 pm
by gofish
josebach wrote:
TB13 wrote:It's not like he has a low ERA, but a high WHIP like El Duque has. He has very quietly put up quality start after quality start. Could be a nice sleeper for someone who has a spot on their bench for a spot starter.


Yes, I've noticed. Even if my pitching already wasn't as deep as it is, I still wouldn't pick him up. I have PDJCS. Post-Dramatic-Jose-Contreras-Syndrome. I picked him up and dropped him three times last year. He's a tease and I don't like teases. I know as soon as I pick him up his head will go to crap again. BE WARNED!!!

:-b

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 1:59 pm
by nola
It would take a lot for me to make Contreras a regular in my rotation. But I'm in a daily league, and am happy playing the matchups.

Just speculation, but maybe learning to trust his fielders has helped. The W-Sox D has been, thus far, far superior to what the Yankees provided.

And maybe he is just another guy who couldn't handle the NY pressure.

Bottom line: He won't cost much to get, so he is probably worth a bench spot.

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 2:22 pm
by Krunk City King$
he got drafted in my league....


like someone else pointed out earlier...all former yankee pitchers are doing better than they did in NY....

:-?

Re: Anyone notice the #'s that Contreras is quietly putting up?

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 2:46 pm
by AT
TB13 wrote:It's not like he has a low ERA, but a high WHIP like El Duque has. He has very quietly put up quality start after quality start. Could be a nice sleeper for someone who has a spot on their bench for a spot starter.


ERA 2.60, Whip of 1.12.

What's not to like? Oh yeah, he's not on the Yankees anymore...
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2005 3:05 pm
by biller24
I picked him up off the waiver wire after his last start. I tend to believe that he will be more than adequate now that he is out of the NY spotlight. By the way, it could have been worse.....I could have signed Chan Ho Park instead of Contreras.