Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, August 24
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.
G. Gonzalez @
Carmona – Fausto too erratic to trust right now
Beckett – M’s lineup could be perfect remedy for Beckett’s recent struggles
Floyd – Guthrie very shaky last time out but overall he’s been pleasant surprise this year
Davis @ Big
Erv – Might want to follow the conservative route and sit Davis for first start back but I’ll throw him out there
Lannan – Big Z too wild to trust (15 walks combined over last three starts)
Norris @ Hamels – I wouldn’t blame you for pitching Norris but I don’t like this matchup
Lowe @ De La
Richard – Clayton looks to be back on track after rough stretch
Wood @ J.
Carmona. He’s my 2 start special this week.
on Davis, first start back from DL and on the road. Not sure it’s wise just