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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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Wednesday, May 14th

AL

Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles

(R) Justin Verlander (4-2) vs. (R) Kevin Gausman (0-0)

Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics
(R) Andre Rienzo (3-0) vs. (L) Tommy Milone (1-3)

Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners

(R) Jake Odorizzi (1-3) vs. (R) Brandon Maurer (1-1)

Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays

(R) Corey Kluber (3-3) vs. (R) Dustin McGowan (2-1)

Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins
(L) Felix Doubront (1-3) vs. (R) Kevin Correia (1-4)

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
(R) Nick Tepesch (0-0) vs. (R) Scott Feldman (2-1)

IL

LA Angels of Anaheim at Philadelphia Phillies

(R) Garrett Richards (3-0) vs. (R) A.J. Burnett (2-2)

Colorado Rockies at Kansas City Royals

(R) Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) vs. (L) Jason Vargas (3-1)

New York Yankees at New York Mets

(R) Masahiro Tanaka (5-0) vs. (R) Rafael Montero (0-0)

NL

Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks

(R) Doug Fister (0-1) vs. (R) Brandon McCarthy (1-6)

Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants
(R) Julio Teheran (2-2) vs. (L) Madison Bumgarner (4-3)

San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds

(R) Ian Kennedy (2-4) vs. (R) Johnny Cueto (3-2)

Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers
(L) Francisco Liriano (0-3) vs. (R) Wily Peralta (4-2)

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

(R) Jason Hammel (4-1) vs. (R) Michael Wacha (2-3)

Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers
(R) Anthony DeSclafani (0-0) vs. (L) Paul Maholm (1-3)
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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I don't think DeSclafani is ready but it's always a bonus to have one more starter in a 24 tm league.
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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Is Kluber really good? I feel like he may be really good. He has a couple of different fastballs from 90-96 that move a lot in different directions, and a a good breaking ball that drops off at 81 MPH. Thoughts?
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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rjforlife wrote:Is Kluber really good? I feel like he may be really good. He has a couple of different fastballs from 90-96 that move a lot in different directions, and a a good breaking ball that drops off at 81 MPH. Thoughts?


I decided to draft arms late or buy them cheap this year with the idea that if they sucked I'd just hit the drop button and pick up another, Kluber was one of those I liked and since it seemed early that he sucked I dropped him !+) %-6 :-P !+) :-/ :,-( :-[ wish I hadn't :-B
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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rjforlife wrote:Is Kluber really good? I feel like he may be really good. He has a couple of different fastballs from 90-96 that move a lot in different directions, and a a good breaking ball that drops off at 81 MPH. Thoughts?


Pretty sure Kluber is the best pitching FA I've snagged thus far on the season. He was underrated last year and stunk early. I picked him up after his first CG and dropped him after his next (bad) outing. Fortunately he was still out there right after that 8 IP, 13 K no decision, so I got him back. Hard not to buy in considering his last 4 starts. Top 10 upside? I think it's fair to ask.
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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ayebatter wrote:
rjforlife wrote:Is Kluber really good? I feel like he may be really good. He has a couple of different fastballs from 90-96 that move a lot in different directions, and a a good breaking ball that drops off at 81 MPH. Thoughts?


I decided to draft arms late or buy them cheap this year with the idea that if they sucked I'd just hit the drop button and pick up another, Kluber was one of those I liked and since it seemed early that he sucked I dropped him !+) %-6 :-P !+) :-/ :,-( :-[ wish I hadn't :-B

This. This exactly.
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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I got Kluber for $8 in one auction. He went for $14 in my other auction which was overpaying at the time.

I'm happy I have a share.
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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ayebatter wrote:
rjforlife wrote:Is Kluber really good? I feel like he may be really good. He has a couple of different fastballs from 90-96 that move a lot in different directions, and a a good breaking ball that drops off at 81 MPH. Thoughts?


I decided to draft arms late or buy them cheap this year with the idea that if they sucked I'd just hit the drop button and pick up another, Kluber was one of those I liked and since it seemed early that he sucked I dropped him !+) %-6 :-P !+) :-/ :,-( :-[ wish I hadn't :-B


I went with studs and scrubs in my rotation this year after Medlen went down. Darvish, Scherzer and Lester are doing the heavy lifting while Richards ;-D , Wood :-o and Skaggs are not killing me. Robbie Ross killed me during his two week run on my team though. As did Sergio Santos... At least I was able to grab two closers (3 overall) in waivers and should be at the top in saves. This is much more difficult than it sounds and never works out for me.
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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Thursday, May 15th

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Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins

(R) Clay Buchholz (2-3) vs. (R) Phil Hughes (4-1)

Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays

(R) Danny Salazar (1-3) vs. (L) J.A. Happ (1-1)

Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals

(L) Wei-Yin Chen (4-2) vs. (R) Yordano Ventura (2-2)

Tampa Bay Rays at LA Angels of Anaheim

(L) Erik Bedard (2-1) vs. (L) Tyler Skaggs (3-1)

IL

New York Yankees at New York Mets

(R) Chase Whitley (0-0) vs. (R) Jacob deGrom (0-0)

NL

San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds

(R) Ian Kennedy (2-4) vs. (R) Johnny Cueto (3-2)

Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers

(L) Wandy Rodriguez (0-2) vs. (R) Yovani Gallardo (2-2)

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

(R) Jason Hammel (4-1) vs. (R) Michael Wacha (2-3)

San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds

(R) Tyson Ross (4-3) vs. (L) Jeff Francis (0-0)

Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants
(R) Nathan Eovaldi (2-1) vs. (R) Matt Cain (0-3)
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Re: CHEERING & VENTING 5/12 - 5/18

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Kluber is the one pitcher I own on every team. He has 4 solid pitches ever since he had a velocity bump last year. The command is solid as well. He's in the prime of his career. I don't see anything to dislike other than the occasional blowup which happens to every pitcher from time to time. Never give up on Klubs!
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