Pitch or Ditch for Friday, September 17
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.
Millwood – Promising matchup for Burnett but there are much better ways to use your remaining innings.
Haren @ Davis – Haren 1.00 ERA over last four starts.
Lackey – Cecil a bit risky coming off blowup vs. TB but I’ll take the gamble.
Davies – Carrasco dominant so far and great matchup.
Scherzer @ Jackson
Blackburn – Blackburn a viable option but I’m worried that the wheels are about to fall off.
Wilson @ King
Niese – Niese a little inconsistent lately so be careful here.
Bumgarner – Wolf solid of late and I like the matchup.