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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:28 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:great article ;-D

But I'm not sure I'd trust Vazzy considering his track record after the ASG :-o


I'm one of those people that don't really buy into the pre-ASB/post-ASB stats unless there's a good reason behind it (a la Aramis Ramirez just not playing well in cold weather). I'm not a huge Vazquez fan (I have another article in my article list that cautioned against going ga-ga over him when he was on a roll) but he's bound to be undervalued at this point.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:46 pm

The Loveable Losers wrote:
PlayingWithFire wrote:great article ;-D

But I'm not sure I'd trust Vazzy considering his track record after the ASG :-o


I'm one of those people that don't really buy into the pre-ASB/post-ASB stats unless there's a good reason behind it (a la Aramis Ramirez just not playing well in cold weather). I'm not a huge Vazquez fan (I have another article in my article list that cautioned against going ga-ga over him when he was on a roll) but he's bound to be undervalued at this point.


But I think there's a good reason to think that Vazquez will do worse in the 2nd half. Will he experience the collapse like he did in 2004 with the Yankees? Maybe not. But I've read numerous report when we traded him that we overpitched him and his arm is overworked. I have nothing but good wishes for him because he has done some wonderful things for us. But I'll bet money he never get back to his Cy Young form again. And I have serious questions about him putting up any sub 4 ERA season in the AL.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Jul 20, 2006 4:10 pm

Sub-4.00 is pushing it for him. He's definitely not a fantasy stud or anything. In my Vazquez article I projected him for a 4.00 era and a 1.256 whip. Nothing's really changed with his pitching to make me question those numbers. He was ridiculously lucky early in the year (especially with hr/f%) and he's been very unlucky with his hit and strand rates since then. He's certainly not going to return to his Cy Young form but I think he can turn things around and be a useful back of the rotation sort of guy in h2h leagues.
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Postby Philliebuster » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:39 pm

Great article LL...I'm on the Bush/Peavy bandwagon...and am anxious to see how the Peavster looks this evening against SF.

My theory with Peavy for his last outing vs. Atl. was that he actually pitched well giving up only 7 earned runs. As Atl. was scoring 10+ per game around that stretch and on a tear. And i'm sticking with that story. ;-D
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:05 pm

Philliebuster wrote:Great article LL...I'm on the Bush/Peavy bandwagon...and am anxious to see how the Peavster looks this evening against SF.

My theory with Peavy for his last outing vs. Atl. was that he actually pitched well giving up only 7 earned runs. As Atl. was scoring 10+ per game around that stretch and on a tear. And i'm sticking with that story. ;-D


It's certainly possible to pitch well and give up 7 er's. Vazquez pitched a gem the other day and gave up 5 er's (I give a run-down of what happened in my article). 4 straight singles, a force at home and then a grand slam and BOOM...game over.
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Postby Philliebuster » Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:32 pm

The Loveable Losers wrote:
Philliebuster wrote:Great article LL...I'm on the Bush/Peavy bandwagon...and am anxious to see how the Peavster looks this evening against SF.

My theory with Peavy for his last outing vs. Atl. was that he actually pitched well giving up only 7 earned runs. As Atl. was scoring 10+ per game around that stretch and on a tear. And i'm sticking with that story. ;-D


It's certainly possible to pitch well and give up 7 er's. Vazquez pitched a gem the other day and gave up 5 er's (I give a run-down of what happened in my article). 4 straight singles, a force at home and then a grand slam and BOOM...game over.


Well, if you want to really get into how Peavy actually pitched vs. Atl., the first inning was no hit stuff, and then it slowly went downhill from there. He did get a few bad calls from the ump, his ball was moving all over the place most of the time. But he was leaving some fastballs a bit too much over the plate in the later innings which hurt him. Perhaps it was because he hadn't pitched in 10 games. He did say he felt fine after the game, he had great velocity and movement. Chalk it up to some poor non-strike calls, the Braves hotness, and a few mistakes by Peavy.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:02 pm

The first article of 2007 is up!

Mock Draft - Solitaire Style

With all of the mock drafts out there I thought it might be interesting to pit myself against the average drafter and publish the results as a one-man mock draft. To that end I pulled up the current average draft position (ADP) for a 5x5 roto league from the wonderful people at Mock Draft Central and got down to business.
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