Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, May 15-17
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.
Feldman @ Romero –
Romero may be fading but I’ll ride out one more.
J. Vargas @
Talbot @ Matusz –
good matchup for Matusz to get on a roll again.
Duchscherer @ Big
Erv – Big Erv the prototype PoD guy now, start at home vs. weak
Oswalt @ Lincecum –
R. Lopez @
Maine @ Robertson
– Maine getting locked in now?
Atilano @ G. Smith
Lackey @ TBD
Westbrook @ D.
Garza – nice
Bannister – Floyd’s last stand…can he really get shelled by KC twice in two weeks?
Pineiro – Pineiro solid in last two starts, and it’s the A’s.
Arroyo – Wheels will fall off for Penny at some point but can’t ignore the results.
Nolasco – Niese beginning to fall apart.
Haren @ Hudson
LeBlanc – LeBlanc on a roll and at home…why not?
Hamels @ D. Davis
Hughes – Dice-K back on track? Not vs. Yanks.
F. Garcia @
Eveland – Slowey shaky lately but still gotta trot him out there.
Kazmir @ Holland – Kazmir erratic this year and in Texas…let’s sit this one out.
Rowland-Smith @ G.
Gonzalez – losing faith in Rowland-Smith but good matchup.
Lowe – Lowe too unpredictable.
Volstad – Volstad effective lately but tough matchup.
Wells – Wells bounced back nicely last time out.
Richard – Rematch!
Ely – Wandy a wreck right now.