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mhuhn23 wrote:What is so alarming about a guy carrying a 2.20 ERA that people are dropping Cueto? Especially now considering his latest outing was a CG loss with 2 ER.
rjforlife wrote:Honestly I don't know that Matusz warrants a drop of either of those guys. Sure everyone rants and raves about his talent, but what has he done this season? Nothing, he was hurt. What did he do last season? Not much, honestly. He showed flashes, and was better after the break, but he isn't a Cy Young candidate. Are you assuming he comes back with a flourish and starts dominating out of the gates? Are you that excited to start him against the bats of the AL East? Do you honestly think he will win many games with Baltimore? I'm sorry and I am not picking on you at all, just Matusz owners in general who treat him like a god. There are some things to like about the kid, but there are a lot of things not to like as well. I'm going against the grain and saying drop Matusz, or at least try to trade him, because I would rather have Cueto who is on a good team in a crappy division and pitching well, or Morrow who will rack up the K's and if he can get a little luck to even things out has superstar stuff than Matusz, who has as many question marks as anyone I can think of.
s11mike wrote:Thanks for the advice everyone, I went with dropping Cueto.
RJ for life, the following exerpt best explains why everyone is so high on Matusz. Although it did pain me to drop Cueto, I just feel Matusz is ready to become the ace he has shown flashes of.
"Over his final 11 starts, he only twice allowed more than two earned runs, putting together a 7-1 record, a 2.18 ERA, and a 1.03 WHIP. He also recorded 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings during that stretch, reaffirming he has top-of-the-rotation type stuff. Some people will overlook Matusz because of his overall numbers or their early-season memories of him, but they're missing out on one of the biggest potential breakthroughs of 2011."
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