Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, June 5-7
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.
Romero – Romero has been a
stud all year, he’s earned this
@ Fister – The shine is wearing off Fister
Guthrie – Guthrie has been solid this year but let’s be
Talbot @ Peavy
– Peavy’s gotta get better against the Tribe, right?
Verlander @ Hochevar –
Hochever impressive lately but Tigers are en fuego
Narveson @ Ottavino –
Narveson useful vs. some, but not Cards
Oswalt – Gotta give Silva
Garland @ Moyer –
Still not buying into Garland, even vs. slumping Phils
Chacin @ Willis
Billingsley – Matchup of the
Morrow – I don’t trust Vazquez in this tough matchup
Buehrle – Despite poor opponent, Buehrle too risky
Matusz – O’s worse than a Double-A team right now
Harden – Harden just too erratic
Blackburn @ G.
Gonzalez – Favorable matchup for Blackburn
Vargas – Pineiro very inconsistent but these are the M’s!
Takahashi – Wheels beginning to fall off Takahashi? I’ll sit this one out
Stammen – Better off not riding Arroyo roller coaster
Blanton – I expected better from Blanton this year
Myers – Myers is hot
Ely – Good test for Ely
Jimenez @ R.
Parra @ J.
Feldman – Feldman DTM
Sheets - Go with Kazmir if you’re feeling lucky
Hamels – Need to see more from LeBlanc
Cueto – Opportunity for Cueto to right the ship following disaster outing
Hammel – Wandy disaster alert
Haren – Lowe continues to rack up quality starts