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What Should I Do With My Pitching Staff

Postby birty74 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:52 pm

I am in first in my league right now. Currently, the wheels are falling off. I'm dropping in points in my league on a nightly basis because of my pitching staff. After today, I'm beginning to fear that I might be looking at things to come. As a fantasy manager, I've always hated pitchers, and I'm beginning to get the feeling that they hate me. I've been losing a majority of my starts for about a month now, and no one seems capable of righting the ship.

I know my league configuration is tough to sort through, but I'm asking you all to give me your honest opinion. What can I do with these guys? Is there cause for concern? Should I sit tight? Move to more middle relievers? Deal a bat for another pitcher?

I thought dealing for Kevin Millwood would do the trick. That was more than a month ago, and he's been awful. Do I need an ace?

Help. I want to finally win this damn league, and I fear I'm watching it slip away.



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By The Way...

Postby birty74 » Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:53 pm

...Here is where I rank in each stat category:


Runs: 1st (by 9 runs)
Hits: 1st (by 14 hits)
2B: 5th
3B: 2nd
HR: 2nd
RBI: 1st (by 39 RBI)
SB: 4th
BB: 7th
K: 4th
OPS: 2nd
AVG: 2nd


IP: 6th
W: 9th
L: 6th
CG: 2nd
SHO: Tied for 9th
SV: 2nd
H: 6th
ER: 6th
BB: 5th
K: 2nd
ERA: 4th
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Postby Chuckles » Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:03 pm

Who is available as a FA? I would drop Acevedo for another pitcher if I were you...he was good for a while, but I don't think he'll do much from here on. Offense looks solid, it's your pitching that could be better. But don't make any harsh moves with your staff, I just think that Acevedo is someone you could move.
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