Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, May 11
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.
Porcello – Can you trust
either right now? Not me.
Lee @ D.
Eveland @ Dice-K – Don’t trust either of these guys right now either
Niemann @ Kazmir – Rays
don’t hit lefties but Kazmir is struggling too much right
Cueto @ Morton
- Morton getting into a groove and Reds don’t hit on the
Nolasco @ Wells –
Wells has been hit hard lately but I’ll give him one more
Myers @ Penny
– Myers has been solid lately but this is a tough
LeBlanc @ Zito
- Soft-tossing NL West lefty doppelgangers!