September 2010

Pitch or Ditch for Thursday, September 2

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 day. 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 August 10.pdf     UPDATED CHART COMING SOON!

 
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ZACH’S PICKS

Braden @
Sabathia – Braden risky but he’s on a roll…pitch if you’re willing to gamble

Dice-K @
Bergesen – Dice-K a bit shaky of late but K rate consistently strong

Verlander @
Baker – Baker coming off two straight stellar outings and at home

Tomlin @
Fister – Fister excellent at home this year (2.99 ERA)

J. Santana @ T.
Hudson
– Nice!

Blanton @
Chacin – Blanton pitching well lately but this could get ugly

CORY’S PICKS

Braden
@ Sabathia – Braden too risky at the Yankees

Dice-K
@ Bergesen – Dice-K a reasonable gamble for chasing K’s and wins

Verlander @ Baker – Baker a
big disappointment this year and not trustworthy

Tomlin
@ Fister – good matchup for Fister at home vs. weak offense

J.
Santana
@ T. Hudson

Blanton
@ Chacin – Blanton pitching well, but risky in COL

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