* Cliff Lee came out of nowhere to begin the season 6-0 with a 0.67 ERA, but when he had a brief rough patch from mid-May through early June many people incorrectly assumed that he was crashing back down to earth without closely examining his performance. Despite allowing 18 runs over a four-start stretch Lee's secondary stats remained strong and suggested that his great early numbers were due to legitimate improvement (along with plenty of good fortune, of course).
Lee scattered 11 hits in Sunday's complete-game victory over the punchless Mariners and is 4-1 with a 2.06 ERA and 45-to-8 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 57 innings spread over his last eight starts. With Sunday's outing he improved to 13-2 with a 2.29 ERA overall, and it's a mistake to assume that he's due to collapse simply because of his mediocre track record prior to this year. Lee is missing more bats, throwing more strikes, and inducing more ground balls then ever before.
Thank you rotoworld for saying what I have been saying for months.
With Ludwick, he has been doing this for two seasons now. Many of you have not even looked at what he did last year. In 303 ABs, he hit 14 HRs and drove in 52 RBIs. While this year is a slight step up, he has been putting up these numbers for two seasons now. And before he got called up from AAA last year, he was tearing it up. Some of you are nothing but lemmings. You never heard of the guy before. You haven't even see him play. But because he is new on the scene and you don't know him, you conclude it is a fluke and want to sell him. Again, many of you are acting like lemmings. Sell high. Sell high. Sell high. Somebody told you that cliche when you first started playing fantasy baseball and you can't let go of it. If there were the Ten Commandments of fantasy baseball, you all would put that one number one and look no further.
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