Pitch or Ditch for Wednesday, September 1
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.
PoD chart August 10.pdf UPDATED CHART COMING SOON!
Garcia @ Tomlin – good
matchup for the Chief to get back on track
Anderson @ Burnett – A.J. is
no longer trustworthy
Bullington – Hunter very risky but K.C. is a weak matchup
Bell @ Vargas
- gotta take Vargas at home
McDonald @ Gorzelanny
- both worth gambling if chasing K’s and willing to risk the ratios
Enright – Enright >
Lincecum – Lincecum was
probably the 1st or 2nd SP drafted in most leagues so I’m sticking with
showed up on 911, ditch.
-I’m OK with AJ even though it’s probably
a dumb move.
sleeper pick of the year = Trevor Bell.
like McDonald here but definitely risky, last start was not his fault, blame
hot hand and risky so quite the conundrum, I’m leaning towards