Pitch or Ditch for Friday, June 4
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.
POD Category Chart
Buchholz @ Tillman
Burnett @ Cecil *Cecil red hot and at home but
ya never know when Yanks come to town. Proceed w/ caution.
W. Davis @ Wilson *This has softball game written all over
it I’m not taking the chance.
Masterson @ Danks
Scherzer @ Chen *Max has the momentum and the
opponent, might be a little risky but I say do it.
Baker @ Braden *Baker back on the radar and gets the
TBD @ Snell
Harang @ L. Hernandez *No on Livan. Reds are NL #1 O. Harang an interesting matchup so I’ll say pitch
with my eyes closed. He hasn’t been that bad in May.
Latos @ Halladay *JVD watch is on w/ Doc vs SD.
Latos has a 1.01 WHIP by the way.
J. Sanchez @ Duke
A. Sanchez @ Dickey
Zambrano @ Paulino
Wolf @ Wainwright *I’m done with Wolf can’t peg
him, maybe when he plays the Stros.
Cook @ Kennedy *I’m a Kennedy fan and we ain’t
talking Jack and Bobby.
Kawakami @ Kershaw
***Cory says “I’ll
agree with Siano’s picks across the board, although I’m a little more optimistic
about Davis vs. Wilson and a little less so about Harang, but not enough to
argue the other way on any of them.”