Howie wrote:AdvRider wrote:bretnsid wrote:I'm having Pence withdrawals, can somebody give me some good news?
Um, he should be at full strength for spring training 2008 ... ?
Let's face it, it's a wrist injury. Bad news. Look @ Weeks. Odds are only so-so that young Hunter can return to .330 form in say September. Maybe he can, but with the 'Stros out of the race, do they play their prized prospect full bore? Or baby him along to minimize chances of reaggravation and further damage? Heckuva run while it lasted tho...
I'm thinking this way as well. Especially if you're playing in a roto league and cant stash him for the playoffs. Is it worth holding onto Pence and getting one month of him at 75% of his old self, or dropping him for someone who is a little worse but will give you two months stats?
You're not necessarily going to get 2 months stats out of the guy you pick up. People already have someone to fill his spot in the starting roster (if not, they should drop him), so the question becomes - would you rather have a month of his stats, or a cycling of guys to plug in on Mondays and Thursdays for the next 2 months? I'll take my chances with Pence rather than a guy that's going to ride my bench most of the season (unless there's a closer on free agency).