August 2010

Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, August 3

Pitch
or Ditch is a strategy for (ideally) daily mixed leagues in which you
pick up
starters on a day-to-day basis based on how well they are pitching and
their
upcoming matchups, then cut them in favor of new guys the next guy. The
concept
is that the shallower the league, the more quality starting pitching is
available on the free agent wire, so rather than drafting expensive
starters,
it’s better to build a strong offense and bullpen and let the free agent
wire
populate your starting staff during the season. As a bonus, a handful of
“PoD”
guys emerge each year as worth keeping all year long, like Jair Jurrjens
last
year or Cliff Lee in ’08.

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PoD
chart July 23.pdf

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ZACH’S PICKS

Buehrle @ Porcello – Porcello impressive since return but this matchup scares me
F. Garcia @ Bonderman – Garcia’s road ERA…5.73
Bell @ Guthrie - Guthrie three straight QS and better at home than on the road
Romero @ Moseley – Romero’s last start @NYY – 2 2/3 IP  8 ER
TBD @ Beckett
Duensing @ Niemann
Davies @ Mazzaro – Great opportunity for Mazzaro to bounce back
Lewis @ Vargas – If this were @TEX I’d pass on Vargas, but at home let’s give it a shot
Leake @ Maholm – Leake hard to trust right now but come on, the Pirates?
Dickey @ Lowe – Still waiting for Dickey to fall apart but let’s give him credit
Halladay @ West
Narveson @ Diamond
Norris @ J. Garcia
J. Sanchez @ Cook
Olsen @ Saunders – Saundo outstanding @TEX and @PHI…a blowup is long overdue
Latos @ Lilly

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