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raiders_umpire wrote:Maddux is more of a spot starter now imo. He would be the type of pitcher that I would draft and start him for 20 of his 33 games.
George_Foreman wrote:12-15 Ws, a 4.20 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP are really quite good numbers for your bottom-of-the-rotation guy. If he can do that over 100-150 IP, you're doing pretty well with a late pick. I mean, those are definitely better than replacement level numbers there....
George_Foreman wrote:His numbers this year (which is basically what I'm saying he does next year, too; maybe a little better becuase of the extra time in LA) were good enough to land him in the top 50 of SPs. He's ahead of guys like Josh Johnson, Felix Hernandez, Kelvim Escobar, and Jon Garland.
That means he's easily worth a roster spot in 10-team leagues that have a 1250 IP cap, and DEFINITELY worth a spot in standard Yahoo! 12-teamers. Hell, he's a decent #4 guy in a standard Yahoo!
People just seem to expect a little too much out of their back-line starters. You can easily win a league with a couple guys like Maddux and Javy Vazquez (also a top 50 SP last year) in the rotation, provided you're only asking for ~150 IP out of them and you sit them against, say, the Mets and the Red Sox.
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