Pitch or Ditch for Thursday, July 22
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.
chart June 29.pdf ***UPDATED POD CHART COMING SOON!
Romero @ Verlander – tough call on Romero, I’ll play it safe
Chen @ Sabathia
Pavano @ Millwood
Weaver @ Lee – matchup of the day!
Lackey @ Rowland-Smith – tough call on Lackey, I’ll gamble vs. weak M’s offense
De La Rosa @ Johnson
Livan @ Volquez
Richard @ T.Hudson – Richard slumping badly, maybe fatigued?
Hamels @ Wainwright
Gallardo @ Ohlendorf
Cain @ Lopez
Takahashi @ Kuroda – Mets slumping and Kuroda seemingly back in form