Posted on: September 11, 2008 10:47 am
-- The Angels have clinched and they are slowing their starters down now, can we trust them in crunch time?
-- It is like this with all teams this time of year? Some teams have six-man rotations (Angels, Pirates), some have four-man rotations (Mets). It is a case-by-case basis.
-- Another contender made a switch with their No. 5 man, Max Scherzer is in for Yusmerio Petit.
-- And about closers ... Chris Carpenter is now closing games for the Cardinals, do we trust him at this point?
Must-start two-start pitcher
Mike Pelfrey NYM
(09/15) @ WAS John Lannan
(09/20) @ ATL Jorge Campillo
87 percent owned 67 percent starting
Two-start pitcher to sit
Andy Pettitte NYY
(09/16) vs. CHW Gavin Floyd
(09/21) vs. BAL Brian Bass
91 percent owned 61 percent starting
Doug Davis ARI
(09/15) vs. SF Brad Hennessey
(09/20) @ COL Aaron Cook
34 percent owned 18 percent starting
Chris Volstad FLA
(09/16) vs. HOU Brian Moehler
(09/21) vs. PHI Brett Myers
43 percent owned 19 percent starting
Posted on: September 4, 2008 10:17 am
-- Cubs have some injury woes. Big Z, Rich Harden... Are these guys toast for Fantasy purposes?
Posted on: July 24, 2008 10:28 am
This week's video notes for the Pitching Planner:
-- I think Francisco Liriano arrives next week ...
Tags: A.J. Burnett, Anibal Sanchez, Armando Galarraga, Brian Fuentes, Bronson Arroyo, Clayton Kershaw, David Price, Erik Bedard, Fantasy Baseball, Francisco Liriano, George Sherrill, Greg Maddux, Huston Street, Jarrod Washburn, Jered Weaver, Jon Rauch, Kenny Rogers, Livan Hernandez, Pitching Planner, Trade deadline
Posted on: May 8, 2008 10:35 am
OK, I have to shift gears on Jered Weaver now. He looks too risky to consider a must-start two-start pitcher at this point. He was beaten up pretty badly Wednesday.
I still trust he will turn it around and be a winner for you, but you might not want to take that risk next week.
Let's replace Weaver with a young arm that clearly is too good to sit:
Posted on: May 7, 2008 5:45 pm
-- Rich Harden returning Sunday ... Chad Gaudin to the bullpen
Posted on: May 5, 2008 6:02 pm
When doing the Stockwatch this week, I realized how easy it might be to merely pick the hot players and most-added ones in that weekly feature.
Well, that does you little good. You are being told what you already know. So, I decided to pick some players who are struggling but I expect them to still be fine. Here are a few only semi-bold predictions this week:
Feel free to abuse me or applaud me (blech!) if my bold predictions go up in smoke.