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5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 10:58 am
by ayebatter
Can there be a better way to ruin a league than to include pitching ? I'm all for leagues that only include offense and drop the notion that pitching stats are worth worrying about. :-°



Monday, May 19th

AL


Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
(L) Drew Smyly (2-2) vs. (R) Corey Kluber (4-3)

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals
(R) Scott Carroll (1-3) vs. (L) Jason Vargas (4-1)

Houston Astros at LA Angels of Anaheim
(L) Dallas Keuchel (4-2) vs. (R) Garrett Richards (4-0)

NL

Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals
(R) Mike Leake (2-3) vs. (R) Stephen Strasburg (3-3)

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves
(R) Wily Peralta (4-2) vs. (L) Mike Minor (1-2)

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 11:17 am
by bigh0rt
Last week alone lost Fernandez, Wood, and Salazar to the DL, the bullpen, and AAA. Just brutal. And yet had I started Cole instead of Garcia yesterday, I would've snuck out a W I didn't deserve. How do I fantasy baseball?

Today I've got Strasburg and Keuchel toeing the rubber for me. Really need a bounce-back week after dropping consecutive match-ups.

Also, I traded Sin-Shoo Choo for Ervin Santana in my H2H Points League. I'm just not a believer in Choo, despite drafting him for a 2nd consecutive year. Last year I also traded him, on June 18th, along with Ben Zobrist, for Hunter Pence and Matt Holliday, and it worked out great for me. Hopefully I'll be able to say the same, and Santana continues to pitch like he has.

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:43 pm
by CBMGreatOne
Corey Kluber doesn't suck.

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:21 am
by The Artful Dodger
CBMGreatOne wrote:Corey Kluber doesn't suck.


His bullpen does.

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 1:36 am
by ayebatter
CBMGreatOne wrote:Corey Kluber doesn't suck.


He's only half good - at home 2.43/1.03/.225, he sucks away 4.34/1.58/.308

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:17 am
by ayebatter
Tuesday, May 20th

AL


Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
(R) Justin Verlander (5-2) vs. (R) Trevor Bauer (0-1)

Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays
(L) Drew Pomeranz (3-1) vs. (R) Jake Odorizzi (2-3)

Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
(L) J.A. Happ (2-1) vs. (L) Felix Doubront (2-3)

Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
(R) Hisashi Iwakuma (2-0) vs. (R) Colby Lewis (3-2)

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals
(R) Andre Rienzo (3-0) vs. (R) Yordano Ventura (2-3)

Houston Astros at LA Angels of Anaheim
(R) Scott Feldman (2-1) vs. (L) Tyler Skaggs (3-1)

IL


Baltimore Orioles at Pittsburgh Pirates
(R) Miguel Gonzalez (1-3) vs. (L) Francisco Liriano (0-3)

New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs
(R) Masahiro Tanaka (6-0) vs. (R) Jason Hammel (4-2)

Minnesota Twins at San Diego Padres
(R) Kevin Correia (1-5) vs. (R) Ian Kennedy (2-5)

NL


Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals
(R) Johnny Cueto (4-2) vs. (R) Doug Fister (0-1)

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets
(R) Josh Beckett (1-1) vs. (R) Rafael Montero (0-1)

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins
(R) A.J. Burnett (2-3) vs. (R) Anthony DeSclafani (1-0)

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves
(R) Yovani Gallardo (2-2) vs. (R) Julio Teheran (2-3)

Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals
(R) Bronson Arroyo (4-2) vs. (R) Adam Wainwright (6-2)

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies
(L) Madison Bumgarner (5-3) vs. (L) Franklin Morales (3-3)

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 11:15 am
by legoshoe
Why oh why do the Twins keep marching Correia out there. He needs to get 'injured' like Pelfrey. !+)

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:02 pm
by wrveres
Just one more Beckett. Thats all i really ask.
Just. One. More.

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:11 pm
by bigh0rt
Raise your hand if you thought Dallas Keuchel would be a relevant fantasy pitcher in 2014. *crickets*

This guy has probably been the best add for me this season. I was able to grab him on May 11th, and since then in 2 starts, he's thrown 17.2 innings of 2 run beisbol, striking out 15. Wins could potentially be tough to come by, yet as I type that he's currently 5 - 2. Need to keep rolling this guy out there and hope he doesn't turn into a pumpkin. With a 2.68 xFIP, even better than his ERA, an 8.03 K/9 with a 1.75 BB/9 and a .290 BABIP, this guy is looking legit through 7 weeks. Can't imagine many will be willing to pay for that, so I think the move is not to sell yourself short, and to just keep trotting him out there until he gives you a reason not to.

My rotation that was supposed to lean heavily on Strasburg and Fernandez and Cole and Salazar is now being anchored by Keuchel and Phil Hughes and Jose Quintana and Iwakuma and Hamels off the DL. Gotta love FB.

Re: 5/19- 5/25 CHEERING/VENTING & Pitchers Suck

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:52 pm
by wrveres
bigh0rt wrote:Raise your hand if you thought Dallas Keuchel would be a relevant fantasy pitcher in 2014. *crickets*

This guy has probably been the best add for me this season. I was able to grab him on May 11th, and since then in 2 starts, he's thrown 17.2 innings of 2 run beisbol, striking out 15. Wins could potentially be tough to come by, yet as I type that he's currently 5 - 2. Need to keep rolling this guy out there and hope he doesn't turn into a pumpkin. With a 2.68 xFIP, even better than his ERA, an 8.03 K/9 with a 1.75 BB/9 and a .290 BABIP, this guy is looking legit through 7 weeks. Can't imagine many will be willing to pay for that, so I think the move is not to sell yourself short, and to just keep trotting him out there until he gives you a reason not to.

My rotation that was supposed to lean heavily on Strasburg and Fernandez and Cole and Salazar is now being anchored by Keuchel and Phil Hughes and Jose Quintana and Iwakuma and Hamels off the DL. Gotta love FB.
i m winning with Beckett, Haren, Estrada, and Francisco Rodriquez. I feel dirty.