Pitch or Ditch for Tuesday, September 14
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.
Kazmir @ Tomlin – can
Kazmir do it twice? I’ll watch and wait
S. Hill @ Arrieta –
Arrieta as many walks as K’s this year
Matsuzaka @ French –
Dice-K likes Seattle but I don’t trust him
Duke @ Dickey
– Dickey sub-2.00 ERA at home
Jurrjens – Jurrjens erratic but I trust him at home vs.
Capuano @ Norris –
Norris too erratic to trust vs. good offense
Tomlin – Kazmir pitching a little better of late but I still don’t trust him.
S. Hill @
Garza – Nova risky play here…pitch only if you’re chasing wins.
Bonderman @ Holland
Greinke – Gio red hot…7-2 2.23 ERA 1.07 WHIP since All-Star break.
French – Dice-K struggling but gotta like this matchup.
D. Hudson @ Wood
Jurrjens – Livan: 5 or more ER in three of his last four starts.
Hammel – Not the time or place to gamble on Garland.
Zito – I like Zito at home vs. inconsistent L.A. lineup.