Pitch or Ditch for Friday, May 28
or Ditch is a strategy for (ideally) daily mixed leagues in which you
starters on a day-to-day basis based on how well they are pitching and
upcoming matchups, then cut them in favor of new guys the next guy. The
is that the shallower the league, the more quality starting pitching is
available on the free agent wire, so rather than drafting expensive
it’s better to build a strong offense and bullpen and let the free agent
populate your starting staff during the season. As a bonus, a handful of
guys emerge each year as worth keeping all year long, like Jair Jurrjens
year or Cliff Lee in ’08.
Hughes – risky start for
Carmona, I don’t mind if anyone ditches here
Willis – reasonable gamble on Dontrelle in deep and non-mixed
Davies @ Wakefield –
Wakefield worth using in deeper and non-mixed leagues
Slowey – cover up the W-L and Slowey has just been “ehh”
Kazmir – Kazmir pitched
well last time out and the M’s are sooooft
Wells – Wells’ improved K
and ground ball rates say he’s legit
Wandy @ TBD – still
not trusting Wandy, although Reds could get him well
Medlen – Medlen shouldn’t get spoiled, it gets harder from
Francis – willing to risk Francis at home based on his first 2
– great matchup for Mr. PoD, E-Jax
ditching Carmona. Yankees should be getting Granderson back and start hitting
on Millwood against big bats of Tor.
I get it, Sheets is red hot, but if I won’t pick him up why should I
tell you to?
ignore me all you want but I’m not pitching Kazmir.