Tag:C.C. Sabathia
Posted on: July 10, 2008 10:52 am
Edited on: July 10, 2008 10:53 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- There are no two-start pitchers. What do we do to set our lineups for the short Fantasy Week 16 (July 17-20)
 

-- Rich Harden dealt to Cubs, CC Sabathia dealt to Brewers ... which pitcher will have a bigger impact in the second half?
-- What are the A's going to do to replace Rich Harden? Sean Gallagher for now -- with red-hot Dallas Braden waiting in long relief -- but what about prospects Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill and Brett Anderson?
-- Who are the next big starting pitchers to go? A.J. Burnett and Erik Bedard ... it looks like it could be more AL to NL


-- Red Sox reshuffle with Justin Masterson moving to relief. Do we jump on Clay Buchholz or is he merely holding the spot for Bartolo Colon (back)?
-- The Marlins are reworking their rotation, slotting Josh Johnson and Chris Volstad and perhaps getting Anibal Sanchez back July 28.
-- Some other second-half returnees: Adam Wainwright, Brad Penny, Fausto Carmona, Chris R. Young, Chien-Ming Wang, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Jason Schmidt, Mike Hampton, Carl Pavano, Chris Carpenter, Sergio Mitre, Orlando Hernandez, Kelvim Escobar

Emack.

Posted on: July 7, 2008 1:18 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2008 1:20 pm
 

Sabathia trade

If you want to pick up C.C. Sabathia in NL-only and Matt LaPorta in AL-only leagues, they are on waivers for Wednesday at 1 a.m. or so in CBSSports.com leagues.

Sabathia will start Tuesday and Sunday for Milwaukee. Jeremy Sowers likely assumes the two-start pitcher's role for Sabathia with the Indians and the No. 5 call-up could be Matt Ginter or perhaps even David Huff. Fausto Carmona (hip) likely won't be ready until after the All-Star break.

What to do with Sabathia?

You should not start him in AL leagues that lose players dealt to the other league, obviously. And many NL-only leagues he likely won't be available in time to get him for Fantasy Week 15 (July 7-13).

But you should absolutely start him in mixed leagues.

This is a great trade for Sabathia's Fantasy value, because the Brewers are a top contender with a good offense. He can be a big winner -- perhaps even a top-five Fantasy option at his position again.

LaPorta can be an Aug. 1 call-up at this point. He heads to Double-A Akron to get his feet wet, but if he merely continues his productivity in his new home, the rebuilding Indians will be anxious to call him up to get him up to speed in the majors before spring 2009 -- where he should be a full-timer either at first or left field.

Emack.

Posted on: July 2, 2008 11:36 am
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

This week's notes for the Pitching Planner video:

-- Troy Percival back on the DL. Dan Wheeler and Grant Balfour likely to share save opportunities for the next few weeks, but Percival won't be out long. He didn't want to come out of the game in the first place and the Rays are being extra cautious.

-- Brett Myers is back in Triple-A to work on some things. He is out until late July and will be the equivalent of a trade-deadline acquisition for the first-place Phillies. J.A. Happ get a look now, perhaps prospect Carlos Carrasco later, but the Phillies are likely in play for one of the aces on a market -- Erik Bedard, C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Greg Maddux or even Bronson Arroyo.

-- Sidney Ponson didn't do so bad in his first start with the Yankees. What kind of leagues should we trust this guy in right now?

-- Francisco Liriano and David Price were smoking in their past minor league starts. Yep, they're good. Second half stars we like tracking every time they sneeze.

Must-start two-start pitcher(s) ... pick and choose your underrated hero here:
Ricky Nolasco FLA
(07/07) @ SD Josh Banks
(07/13) @ LA Chad Billingsley
66 percent owned 55 percent starting

Matt Garza TB
(07/07) vs. KC Gil Meche
(07/12) @ CLE Cliff Lee 
79 percent owned 52 percent starting

Manny Parra MIL
(07/08) vs. COL Jeff Francis
(07/13) vs. CIN Daryl Thompson
74 percent owned 48 percent starting

Must-sit, two-start pitcher ... last week Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, this week...
Pedro Martinez NYM
(07/07) @ PHI Adam Eaton
(07/12) vs. COL Ubaldo Jimenez
79 percent owned 39 percent starting

Two-start sleepers ... owned in less than 50 percent of CBSSports.com's leagues
Mike Pelfrey NYM
(07/08) vs. SF Kevin Correia 
(07/13) vs. COL Jeff Francis 
27 percent owned 13 percent starting

Jorge Campillo ATL
(07/07) @ LA Hiroki Kuroda 
(07/13) @ SD Josh Banks
35 percent owned 24 percent starting

... And with an Amber Wilson wink and smile: Good luck with your rotations guys!

Emack.

Posted on: June 24, 2008 6:02 pm
 

Video notes for Pitching Planner

-- Carlos Zambrano hopes to return July 4. Should we start this guy this week?

-- Mark Mulder, Ian Kennedy, Josh Johnson, Adam Loewen and Mike Hampton are on rehab assignments. When are these guys expected to be back and is there any value here?

-- Calendar turns to July and which pitchers should Fantasy owners worry about being traded? C.C. Sabathia, Erik Bedard, A.J. Burnett, Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo and Greg Maddux.

-- The A's have a potential All-Star in Justin Duchscherer. Can he keep this up?

Must-start, two-start pitcher
Aaron Harang
(06/30) vs. PIT Zach Duke
(07/05) vs. WAS Shawn Hill
95 percent owned 61 percent starting

Sit, two-start pitcher
Randy Johnson ARI
(07/01) vs. MIL Jeff Suppan
(07/06) vs. SD Greg Maddux
85 percent owned 39 percent starting

Two-start sleepers
Nate Robertson DET
(07/01) @ MIN Scott Baker
(07/06) @ SEA Miguel Batista
25 percent owned 12 percent starting

Dave Bush MIL
(06/30) @ ARI Doug Davis
(07/05) vs. PIT Tom Gorzelanny
11 percent owned 7 percent starting

Emack.

 
 
 
 
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