pangbones wrote:So is anyone going to sit Hafner this week?
Well, as I said, I don't have him anymore, but I guess it depends on what your replacement bat would be. And you're talking about weekly league, correct?
Anyway, it sounds like he might miss Monday's game and possibly Tuesday also. The thing is if he plays, he gets to feast on KC and Seattle pitching for 7 days. Looks like Howell is the only LHP for KC in this series, and he sucks against all batters, not just righties, while Hafner's been pretty good against LHPs this year, not just against RHPs. And Seattle doesn't have any good LHPs that can stop Hafner either as Moyer's usually better against righties than lefties, and Meche, Franklin and Pineiro all suck against lefties, if not righties too. Sele's the only one who was ever any good against lefty batters in his good years (not that Moyer's always been bad or anything), but he hasn't been that good in a few years now.
So basically, if Hafner plays and isn't hampered by the mild concussion and swollen lips, then he should have a monster week.
Makes it a tough choice if you have a decent backup bat. If you don't have a good backup, then you're best off taking the risk and sticking w/ Hafner.