Pitch or Ditch for Friday, May 2

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks

CORY’S PICKS

Danks @ Salazar keeping Danks on the watch list, though

Price @ Nuno

Straily @ Buchholz – Buchholz scuffling badly and A’s can rake

Porcello @ Shields

Jimenez @ Nolasco – aka, PoD picks from 2010

King Felix @ Peacock

Lewis @ Santiago – keeping Lewis on the watch list

Wainwright @ T. Wood

Strasburg @ Lee

Morrow @ Cole

Peralta @ Leake

Beckett @ Koehler – did you know the Marlins are 7th in MLB in team OPS?

Lincecum @ Minor – soft landing for Minor’s season debut

Wheeler @ De La Rosa – not risking erratic Wheeler in Coors

Arroyo @ Cashner

***ZACH SAYS “I’m really getting fed up with Lincecum and wouldn’t feel comfortable starting him right now outside of very favorable matchups. @ATL isn’t a very favorable matchup. Ditch. Agree on rest.”

9 Comments

Venting in my search to replace Harper – how many times do we need to see the damned head-first slide cause significant injury before someone, maybe Torre and MLB, force a return to the old school wisdom of not doing it. So it worked for Pete Rose, and I think Clubhouse Confidential did a segment how it is a fraction faster, but the DL hand/wrist stints are CONSTANT, not worth it for any single play IMO. At least fine their dumb butts each time the “idiots slide” is used, especially in to first base! Risk vs reward! If it was generally better…err, Wills or Brock or Cobb didn’t think to use it? Kudos to the “old school” slides…fade, hook and pop-up…oh right, what are those? IDK, maybe head-first is now the rule because players dangerously sharpen their fingernails lol. RK on the rant.

RE10T H2H Dynasty- I see you folks have stuck with Salazar throughout and his last start was superb. Where would place him on your Pitch or Ditch chart, and by season’s end with what tier of SP’s his value. Thanks, RK

RK,

He’s a borderline grad right now, and I think over the course of the season he will establish himself as a no doubt grad.

Zach

How long do I stick with gyorko? Could pick up gennet or seimen.

I wouldn’t even think about dropping him. Patience!

Zach

Jansen throwing 93 mph gas last night, has been a little erratic all season. If there is something indeed wrong with him, who the heck would get the saves in that bullpen?

Rick,

I’m not concerned about Jansen’s health but if I had to speculate, from a pure performance standpoint, you’d have to think that Perez has earned next in line status.

Zach

Hey Zach,

I stashed Hanrahan hoping he would slide into a closers role but with Joe Nathan turning it around I don’t think he ever steals the job. Do you think it is time to cut ties or do I wait around and see what happens? Thanks for your advice.

Cut ties in all but the deepest of AL-only leagues. Nathan has been a lot better of late, and barring injury I don’t see any way he loses that job.

Zach

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