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: August 21, 2008 10:46 am
-- Adam Wainwright is back as a starter, not a closer -- despite Jason Isringhausen being out for the year and perhaps his career
Brian Moehler HOU
Posted on: August 14, 2008 9:55 am
-- Paul Byrd traded to the Red Sox. Is this a move because they fear the worst with Tim Wakefield?
Must-sit, two-start pitcher
Jeff Francis COL
Posted on: July 2, 2008 11:36 am
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.
... And with an Amber Wilson wink and smile: Good luck with your rotations guys!
Tags: A.J. Burnett, Brett Myers, Bronson Arroyo, C.C. Sabathia, Carlos Carrasco, Dan Wheeler, David Price, Erik Bedard, Fantasy Baseball, Francisco Liriano, Grant Balfour, Greg Maddux, J.A. Happ, Jorge Campillo, Manny Parra, Matt Garza, Mike Pelfrey, Pedro Martinez, Pitching Planner, Ricky Nolasco, Sidney Ponson, Troy Percival
Posted on: June 11, 2008 9:03 pm
An outline of the topics for the Week 12 Pitching Planner video:
-- More injury woes for the Braves as Tom Glavine hits the DL and Jair Jurrjens tweaks his ankle ... Charlie Morton gets the call.
Posted on: May 15, 2008 10:53 am
Another week of anticipation for Kershaw...
-- Brett Myers booed off mound in Philly. Prefers to close, but needs to correct himself before he wrecks himself.
Two-start pitcher to sit
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.
Posted on: April 15, 2008 5:47 pm
Edited on: April 15, 2008 5:49 pm
I said pick up Max Scherzer because of his hot start in the minors and his top contender in Arizona.
Now it is time to give you a hitter to track. Just look at the homer leaderboard on MinorLeagueBaseball.com. One Brandon Wood is at the top with six.
He will still strikeout a ton, but that power at that position is noteworthy, especially if you need a sleeper in deeper AL-only leagues.
A few notes: