Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, May 18
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.
Sabathia – Beckett returns
after missing a start
Marcum – two great examples of why PoD
Verlander – Danks having the breakout year I thought Floyd
Huff @ Price
Greinke @ Millwood – M’s handled
Millwood, doubt Royals will too
Weaver @ Wilson – keep riding
the CJ Express!
King Felix @
Sheets – Sheets on a tear right now, should stay hot vs.
Wolf @ Bailey – don’t trust Bailey to do it
again vs. a strong offense
TBD @ Johnson
Duke @ Halladay
Johan @ Medlen – Medlen
is solid and should be stretched out now
Chacin @ Silva
Lannan @ Carpenter
Norris @ Kuroda – don’t trust Norris
to do it again vs. a strong offense, even without Ethier
don’t know what to think of Beckett. I know you can’t cut him but I am going to
on Medlen. He only has one start and I’m not sure he can go long enough for the win. Mets have to wake up again, right?
on Millwood too.
risky but pitch on Chacin. He’s been sick on the road.