Pitch or Ditch for Friday, August 13
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 day. 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.
Pavano *Gonzalez is very risky here but brings big
K’s. I’m very on the fence.
Johnson @ Volquez *Which Volquez shows up? You know? I
Hamels @ Dickey *Dickey a high risk medium
Kuroda @ T.
Myers *Myers has been just
Gallardo @ De La
Richard @ J.
***Cory says “Some
disagreements here! Ditch Carmona and Shields, both awful in the 2nd half. Pitch
Guthrie vs. erratic Rays. He’s having an awesome 2nd half. Only pitch Buehrle if
chasing wins and can risk the ratios. Not loving DLR or Richard, but I’ll get
on board with Siano for now.”