June 2009

Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, June 13-15

SIANO’S PICKS

SATURDAY


West
@ Janssen

Nieve
@ ***Pettitte

Thompson
@ Ohka

Zimmermann
@ Sonnanstine

Kawakami
@ R. Hill

***Arroyo @ Davies

Wolf
@ Feldman

***Peavy
@ ***Saunders

***Oswalt
@
Garland

Swarzak
@ Harden

Contreras
@ Parra

Dice-K
@ Bastardo

Galarraga
@ Duke

Bedard
@ Marquis

***Outman
@ ***R. Johnson
*Outman six straight QS

 

SUNDAY

 

***Johan
@ ***Burnett

***J.
Johnson

@ Tallet

***Lowe @ Bergesen

Detwiler
@ ***Shields

***Cueto
@
Bannister

***Billingsley @ Holland

***Young
@ ***Weaver

***Carpenter
@ ***Lee

Moehler
@ Buckner

***Beckett @ Happ

Willis
@ Ohlendorf

***Buehrle
@
Looper

***Baker
@ ***Lilly

Vargas
@ Hammel

***Anderson
@ ***Cain

 

MONDAY

 

Bush
@ ***Pavano

***Lackey
@
Zito

Pitch or Ditch for Thursday, June 11

SIANO’S PICKS

***Jackson @ ***Floyd  Siano dream matchup.

***Greinke @
Sowers

***Big Erv @ ***Price *Oh baby

Richmond @
Holland

***Maholm @
***Vazquez

***Cook @ ***Gallardo *Cook is blue plate special, 2 of last 3 starts on road
have been outstanding.

Owings @
Lannan

Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, June 10

CORY’S PICKS

***Meche @
***Pavano

***King
Felix
@
Guthrie

***Lackey @
***Niemann

Wang @ Wakefield (do
you trust either? I don’t)

Romero @
***Millwood (I don’t really trust Millwood but it’s hard to argue with the
results)

***Verlander @
***Danks

Liriano @
***Braden (Liriano is Spanish for “Quad-A pitcher”)

Karstens @
***Jurrjens

***Harang @
Detwiler

***Hamels @
Pelfrey

***Wainwright @
***Volstad

***Zambrano @
***Wandy
(both are risky
right now though)

De La Rosa @
***Gallardo

Zito @
Davis

Gaudin @
***Kershaw

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When a press release comes out and we are by our smart phone or computer it will immediately go on Twitter. This gives you a distinct advantage in beating your friends to the waiver wire. In most cases a radio show, tv station or web site will need five to ten minutes at best, you can get it on Twitter in 1 minute after it happens and most times it will.

 

birdandt_tcm18-151058.jpgDon’t forget Friday nights at 6pm ET the 411 is on Sirius / XM Radio for 2 hours. Channel 210 on Sirius, channel 175 on XM, streamed live on MLB.com and available on Itunes later that night for free download.

 

sirius-xm.jpgI surely get things wrong but when I’m right I’m right. Anyone notice Edwin Jackson’s ERA? Some may scoff at things like this (body language) but I really kept an eye on him during the Rays run last October  and he worked hard and kept his chin up in some tough times he basically couldn’t even mop up for Joe Maddon. Change of scenery should not be overlooked becuase he always had good stuff and Comerica is a pretty good fit for most. I wish I didn’t stumble over his name on the Network show, but hey you know what happens.

 

About to go off the 411 grid for the week. Eyes deep in draft coverage.

 

-Siano

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FEATURED QUESTION OF THE DAY   

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Hey Guys,

What do you think of Carlos Gonzalez’s value in a 5×5 15 team
non-keeper? 12 team? Is he worthy of an immediate pickup like
McCutchen? How do you think the time share will be handled now in the
Colorado outfield?

Thanks.
Neighbor Steve

Gonzalez’s name has come up quite a bit recently. He is nowhere
near the prospect McCutchen is. McCutchen was #12 while Gonzalez didn’t crack
the top 100. I like him better as a Rockie than an Athletic but his enormous numbers
in AAA aside, I’d like to see more. Much greater impact in an NL-only is my initial feeling. Don’t forget Wood,
Gamel and LaPorta destroyed the minors before getting called up too.

-Siano

Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, June 6-8

CORY’S PICKS

SATURDAY
***Garza @
***Chamberlain

Sowers @
Floyd

Escobar @ ***Jackson
(Let’s wait and see on Escobar)

Berken @
***Cahill

J. Sanchez @
Miller

***Maine @
Lannan

***Dempster @
Maloney

***Scherzer @
Geer

SUNDAY
***Saunders @
***Porcello

Davies @
***Halladay

Huff @
Colon

***Slowey @
***Bedard

Parra @ ***Hanson
(Parra sucks, Hanson does not)

Snell @
Paulino

***Haren @
Correia

Bastardo @
***Wolf

MONDAY
Galarraga @
***Buehrle

Janssen @
***Feldman (Same for Feldman)

Swarzak @
***Outman

***Duke @
Kawakami

Garland @
***Peavy

SIANO’S PICKS

SATURDAY
***Garza @
***Chamberlain

Sowers @
Floyd

Escobar @
***Jackson *Welcome back Kelvim just not
yet.

Berken @
Cahill

J. Sanchez @
Miller

***Maine @
Lannan

***Dempster
@
Maloney

Scherzer @
Geer

SUNDAY

Sonnanstine @
***Burnett

Padilla @
***Dice-K

R. Hill @
Mazzaro *Mazzaro a few starts away from
radar.

R. Wells @
Arroyo

Livan @
Stammen

***Ubaldo @
Pineiro

***Lincecum @  Nolasco

MONDAY

Niemann @
***Pettitte

TBD @ TBD for Gm 2 of
DET vs. CWS doubleheader

Marquis @
Thompson

TBD @
West

Pitch or Ditch for Friday, June 5

SIANO’S PICKS

***Big Erv @
***Verlander *Siano’s favorite matchup of year so far.
Like a proud papa.

***Price @ ***Sabathia *Koufax would love this
one.

***Greinke @ ***Romero *I think Romero shakes the rust if not I’ll be
worried.

***Millwood @
Penny

***Pavano @
***Danks

***Guthrie @ Braden *Guthrie very good last 2 starts and
available.

***Liriano @ ***King
Felix *Wow another marquee matchup even if Liriano
isn’t pitching very marquee at all. If Liriano falters does he lose spot in
rotation?

Redding @
Martis

***Dempster @
Owings

***Zito @
***Volstad

***Gallardo @
***Vazquez *What’s with all these great
matchups?

Karstens @
Hampton

De La Rosa @
***Wainwright

***Davis @
Gaudin

Moyer @
Milton

Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, June 3

CORY’S PICKS

***Beckett @ Galarraga

Feldman
@ ***Pettitte

***Jered
Weaver @ Janssen

Bannister
@ Niemann

***Lee @ Swarzak

Outman
@ Richard

Bergesen
@ Vargas

***Lilly @ ***Lowe

***Pelfrey @ Ohlendorf (Pelfrey
has been much better lately)

***R.
Johnson @ ***Zimmermann

Looper
@ West

Marquis
@ Moehler

***Cueto @ Lohse

***Happ @ ***Young

Garland
@ ***Billingsley

 

Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, June 2

SIANO’S PICKS

***Dice-K @
***Porcello

Padilla @
***Burnett

***Saundo @
***Halladay

Davies @
Sonnanstine

Huff @
***Slowey

Eveland @
***Floyd

D. Hernandez @
***Bedard * I like Hernandez but so soon so not
easy to say definitely pitch.

***R.
Wells
@
Kawakami

***Johan @
***Duke

***Lincecum @
Stammen

***Parra @
Badenhop

***Jimenez @
Paulino

***Arroyo @
Thompson

Bastardo @
***Peavy

***Haren @
***Wolf

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