PlayingWithFire wrote:RynMan wrote:Wow, let the whipping begin.
Let's not forget that this guy might have been the top pitching prospect in the minors 2 months ago. Dropping him for guys like Reyes, Miner, Lester, in my opinion is a rash move. The walk rate is a little high and out of line with his minor league numbers so it's fair to say that should eventually regress. In addition, the offenses that he have faced haven't been a bunch of stiffs.
Anything less than a 12 team league I am fine cutting bait with him (in a redraft). Other than that I think you have to be patient.
that might be true, but it was hardly a huge margin. Guys like Billingsley, Sowers, Lester weren't doing all that bad in AAA either. And the talent level weren't extremely considering guys like Liriano, Cain are already in the majors. Philip Hughes might be the best SP prospect in the minors right now, but that's really not saying much considering the depth of SP in the minors now. Nobody ever denies that Hamels has talent, but there's this big question mark with his health. I don't see anything wrong with dropping him for Lester(lesser prospect, healthier, better team) and dropping him in a 12 teams redraft. If you are in a keeper or dynasty, the time to sell him has passed and it would be foolish to drop him or to sell him for next to nothing right now, might as well keep him.
I'd rather take the guy that gets to face the pitcher every 2nd or 3rd inning as opposed the guy who gets to pitch in the AL East.