Pitch or Ditch for Saturday, May 8
or Ditch is a strategy for (ideally) daily mixed leagues in which you pick up
starters on a day-to-day basis based on how well they are pitching and their
upcoming matchups, then cut them in favor of new guys the next guy. The concept
is that the shallower the league, the more quality starting pitching is
available on the free agent wire, so rather than drafting expensive starters,
it’s better to build a strong offense and bullpen and let the free agent wire
populate your starting staff during the season. As a bonus, a handful of “PoD”
guys emerge each year as worth keeping all year long, like Jair Jurrjens last
year or Cliff Lee in ’08.
Buchholz – Great test for
Buchholz but he’s earned the shot
Peavy – Can Peavy get on a
roll? Can Cecil stay on his?
Masterson – Masterson starting to scare me away
Saunders @ Fister
– Good test for Fister but have to use him at home
Medlen @ Blanton
Wellemeyer @ Johan
– Johan will bounce back
Garland @ Paulino – Not a
Garland fan but Astros are awful
J. Chacin @ Haeger
Baker Coming off a good one yes vs balt. I’m not
giving up yet.
Cecil @ Peavy Can Cecil and Peavy keep it going? Magic 8 ball says
Harden Fine pitch
Verlander @ Masterson Masterson coming off a goodie but risky and good Tigers
Fister Man Fister has been good, I can’t stand
him because I had him last year and he killed me.
Medlen @ Blanton Braves literally can’t hit so I wouldn’t
be surprised if he does well but is it worth it?
Garland @ Paulino Garland red hot
Wolf @ Valdez Gut check says ditch on Wolf, D-backs are
Chacin @ Haeger Sure why not.