HOOTIE wrote:EugeneStyles wrote:Well, I have Aaron Harang in one (deep) league. His first start is in Cincinnati, against the Cubs. I'm not sure that I believe the Cubs have an incredibly good high-powered offense. But I know I don't like the idea of stating Harang at home against anyone decent, and considering the potential for an explosion in the first game of the season... I think he'll have to take a seat on the bench.
GAB has a 3 year run index of 98, nothing to be afraid of. Harang last year had a home 3.31 era, versus 4.30 on road. In his 1 start at home versus Chicago, he won, going 9 innings, 3 runs.
I would never chance a Coors start. The odds point to a bad start, more then a good one. Would you start Webb at Coors?
I'm glad I followed my instinct on Harang - I remembered what the Cubbies did last year opening day (16 runs, same as today), and I had a bad feeling... well, actually a good feeling about Harang. For what it's worth, I probably would've played Webb in Coors - I tend to lean towards starting my pitchers more than benching them, and nuggets' suggestion would've been good enough for me to give him a shot.
On the other hand, I also started Millwood against Boston today, against my better judgement. I figured, I had Schilling going, and I didn't want to have the ignominy of Millwood having a great game and Schilling blowing up, thus having the wrong one benched. So at the last minute, I subbed Millwood in as well. Oh well, at least Schill's numbers will offset Mill's.