Pitch or Ditch for Saturday-Monday, April 9-11
SIANO’S PICKS (CORY’S COMMENTS BELOW)
Nova @ Buchholz *Nova gets through this one he will be on the graduate radar but a very risky start.
Chen @ Coke *Coke some sleeper potential and a decent bet at home but his first start of the year so not sure what to expect. In AL-only I trot him out.
W. Davis @ Humber
Harrison @ Arrieta
Gonzalez @ Blackburn
Cecil @ Kazmir
Masterson @ Fister
Oswalt @ Beachy *Beachy a graduate if you pitch him here. I’m waiting and seeing.
Reynolds @ Morton
Vazquez @ Wandy *If you don’t pitch Vazquez here just cut him.
Garza @ Narveson
Gorzelanny @ Capuano
Arroyo @ D. Hudson *Arroyo coming off very solid start vs. Brewers. I’m like Dusty right now…high on vets.
Kuroda @ Moseley
J. Garcia @ Cain *Still care about Garcia’s spring stats?
***CORY SAYS “Pitch on Narveson, who has good K potential, and Nova, because the Red Sox really are awful right now. Agreed otherwise.”
CORY’S PICKS (SIANO’S COMMENTS BELOW)
Hochevar @ Porcello
Holland @ Guthrie – Guthrie still questionable here, ditch him even if he starts
McCarthy @ Baker – it’s early, so I’ll gamble on Baker at home
Niemann @ Floyd
Reyes @ Weaver
Tomlin @ Bedard – enjoy Bedard while he lasts!
Sabathia @ Beckett – that’s correct, ditch Beckett
Marquis @ Young
Hamels @ Lowe – cash in your profits on Lowe
Chacin @ McDonald – I’ll gamble on McDonald for a few starts this early
An. Sanchez @ Happ
Coleman @ Gallardo
Kershaw @ Harang
Lohse @ Zito
Leake @ Saunders
Ogando @ Verlander
Hellickson @ Matsuzaka
Braden @ Buehrle – Buehrle at home vs. the A’s early in the season, go for it
Talbot @ Haren
Litsch @ Pineda – Pineda was impressive his first time, go for it at home
Hammel @ Pelfrey
Dempster @ Figueroa
McClellan @ Enright – McClellan very impressive first time, roll with it
Volquez @ Stauffer – the leash is getting short on Stauffer, but he’s home…
Billingsley @ Bumgarner
-I can’t endorse Bedard, momma didn’t raise me that way.
-The Harangatang earned a start at home vs. LA after shutting down SF.
-Agree on rest for Sunday. Lots of ditches on name guys, should be interesting to see who gets back in the good graces of the 411.
-For Monday, I agree on all except Stauffer. Not sure which guy will show up so ditch. Ogando a sleeper but Tigers lineup kind of better than M’s, no?