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Re: 4/13 Cheering-Venting & shoulda coulda woulda

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:57 pm
by bigh0rt
Betancourt has all the Ottavino owners like WTF.

Re: 4/13 Cheering-Venting & shoulda coulda woulda

PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:19 pm
by eatyun
bigh0rt wrote:Betancourt has all the Ottavino owners like WTF.

I know..... Really Betancourt? Why? This is why I don't pay for saves, I have already gained 3 closers (Well 2, Ottavino deserves to get the job :-[ )

Re: 4/13 Cheering-Venting & shoulda coulda woulda

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:10 am
by daullaz
eatyun wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Betancourt has all the Ottavino owners like WTF.

I know..... Really Betancourt? Why? This is why I don't pay for saves, I have already gained 3 closers (Well 2, Ottavino deserves to get the job :-[ )


Ottavino threw one inning Saturday and 1 1/3 innings Sunday -- there's no way he was available to pitch tonight. Weiss announced before the game that Betancourt would get the save opportunity Monday if it came up but that he had several options for the role. I'd stick with Ottavino, who Weiss mentioned specifically as a saves option, if I was going to own one Rockies reliever, but it's possible Betancourt, Boone Logan and even John Axford could eventually comprise some kind of committee.

Re: 4/13 Cheering-Venting & shoulda coulda woulda

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:49 am
by AussieDodger
For those wondering about Ottavino, I think he's turning into a bit of a RH specialist.
Generally when a reliever has more games then IP in a season (like he did in 2014) the manager is using them against one side predominantly.
And LHB smashed Ottavino in 2014 to the tune of .347/.383/.560 (.943 OPS!)

If Weiss was happy to pick 42-yo Hawkins as "his guy" I think the previous Rockies closer that got cut off by Tommy John (and is also 40) is next up.


bigh0rt wrote:Betancourt has all the Ottavino owners like WTF.


Thanks h0rtie, this post caused me to win Betancourt for $21 FAAB. I tip my soft drink to you.

Re: 4/13 Cheering-Venting & shoulda coulda woulda

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:30 am
by The Loveable Losers
The Loveable Losers wrote:As for predictions, I'm now 0-3-1 (we're calling that Haren prediction a push since he didn't get the win and only had 2k's when I predicted 5 in 6ip but other than that I was right for a change). So you're still good to bet against anything I say. ;)

To make up for the weekend, you get TWO stone cold locks today! Both are stacker's dreams for daily:

1) It may only be April 13th but it's (pummel) May Day today! Trevor May put up a 7.88 era/ 1.77 whip/7hr in 45.2ip line last year, was slated for AAA this year, and forced into the rotation by an injury. He faces a fairly hot KC lineup with the wind blowing out today at 21mph. The only hard question for me was Hosmer or Morales against him and I went with Morales due to Hosmer's ground ball tendencies.
2) Rubby De La Rosa may grow up to be a really good pitcher but so far in his career he's either been mediocre or bad. He faces a rejuvenated San Diego lineup that should knock him around the yard all night.


1) Definitely on that one. He gave up a bunch and then the bullpen got pinata'd to boot. First time one of my locks has actually been right...not sure what that means.
2) It might not have been sexy, but 6.0ip, 6 hits, 3 er, 1 hr, 1 bb, 5 k is a perfectly decent line. Rubby did not blow up.

So my stone cold locks for the year are now 1-4-1. Still, where else are you going to get better than 2-1 odds that someone's going to be crushingly wrong? More failure to come later today. ;)