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Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby sixersfan105 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:51 pm

this is in a 10-team h2h keeper league in which each team keeps 8. my top 7 keepers are Encarnacion, Pedroia, Aramis Ramirez, Hanley Ramirez, Bautista, Verlander, and Strasburg.

i keep going back and forth on this. i'm in "win-now" mode, so I want to go with Dickey, as he was pretty fantastic bringing home the Cy Young hardware last year, but Medlen was a beast once he was put into the rotation, to the tune of 9-0 with a 0.94 ERA.

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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby ggs » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:53 pm

in a win-now vacuum, i like dickey.
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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby plamb23 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:58 pm

With Verlander and Strasburg as keeps, I don't think Medlen or Dickey will make a difference.

You got another hitter to keep?
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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby sixersfan105 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:02 pm

plamb23 wrote:With Verlander and Strasburg as keeps, I don't think Medlen or Dickey will make a difference.

You got another hitter to keep?


Pedro Alvarez is my only other hitter worth consideration, but wouldn't make much sense since I'm keeping Aramis. I could also go with Papelbon over Medlen or Dickey, but not a big fan of keeping closers...
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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby Element » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:31 pm

If the drop off to your next best available hitter is that deep then you should keep the best starter ... which is Dickey.
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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby OnDeckBatta10 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:45 pm

Of the two, I would keep Medlen.. he was arguably the best pitcher in the NL the second half of last year and is younger than Dickey
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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby Fenris-77 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:51 pm

I like Dickey, and he is the better guy for this year, but with Verlander and Strasburg on board you could afford to take the long view and keep Medlen. Put to the test I'd probably go win-now and keep Dickey, but Medlen makes sense too.
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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:10 pm

Here's an idea:

Keep Alvarez, throw back an aging Aramis (who you'd be replacing with the younger version of himself anyway) and keep both arms and go for the championship this year. That's a stacked staff for 2013.
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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby sixersfan105 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:41 pm

MadDog36 wrote:Here's an idea:

Keep Alvarez, throw back an aging Aramis (who you'd be replacing with the younger version of himself anyway) and keep both arms and go for the championship this year. That's a stacked staff for 2013.


that would lead to the same problem. I can only keep 8, so the only way to keep medlen AND dickey would be not to keep aramis/alvarez.
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Re: Who to Keep: Dickey or Medlen?

Postby Cream » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:57 pm

No way do I drop aramis. I'm in the Medlen camp. You can afford the gamble and willbe better in the long term. I also don't trust dickey and amove to the al east doesn't help.
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