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Double Dips: Can we trust Josh Beckett?

Scott Pianowski
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Forgive and forget? Beckett is available in two-thirds of Yahoo (USAT)

I don't think you need any hand holding with the Tanakas and Wainwrights and Iwakumas of the world. Let's look on the margins.

1. Masahiro Tanaka (at CHC, at CWS): Takes ROY lead with Abreu injury. 
2. Adam Wainwright (ARI, at CIN): Long overdue for a Cy Young. 
3. Julio Teheran (MIL, COL): Velocity concerns are misguided; he knows what he's doing. 
4. Hisashi Iwakuma (at TEX, HOU): One easy matchup, and Texas isn't scary right now. 
5. Stephen Strasburg (CIN, at PIT): If only he were as great as his backers want him to be. 
6. Justin Verlander (at CLE, TEX): Anyone else worried about the K/BB erosion? 
7. Ian Kennedy (MIN, CHC): Oddly, his worst results have been at home. 
8. Garrett Richards (HOU, KC): Ridiculous fastball, friendly schedule. 
9. Wily Peralta (at ATL, at MIA)
10. Corey Kluber (DET, at BAL): The one Cleveland pitcher not breaking your heart. 
11. Madison Bumgarner (at COL, MIN)
12. Josh Beckett (at NYM, at PHI): Velocity up, grounders up, friendly schedule, I'm in. 
13. Mike Minor (MIL, COL): Not back at full throttle yet. 
14. Francisco Liriano (BAL, WAS)
15. A.J. Burnett (at MIA, LAD)
16. Drew Pomeranz (at TB, at TOR): Rays aren't much against lefties; I'm a Pomeranz guy
17. Drew Smyly (at CLE, TEX)
18. Yovani Gallardo (at ATL, at MIA)
19. Doug Fister (CIN, at PIT)
20. Mike Leake (at WAS, STL): Doesn't miss many bats but still fairly reliable. 
21. Bronson Arroyo (at STL, at NYM): All about deception; sometimes they crash hard. 
22. Dallas Keuchel (at LAA, at SEA)
23. Jake Odorizzi (OAK, BOS): I'm a fan, but it's a Schedule of Death. 
24. Jason Vargas (CWS, at LAA)
25. Trevor Bauer (DET, at BAL): Nothing easy as he makes it back. 
26. Jake Arrieta (NYY, at SD): Two Jakes if you're so inclined; sneaky plus move from the Cubs. 
27. Rafael Montero (LAD, ARI)
28. Andre Rienzo (at KC, NYY)
29. Scott Feldman (at LAA, at SEA): On the underrated side, but not enough strikeouts. 
30. Felix Doubront (TOR, at TB)
31. JA Happ (at BOS, OAK): Ja Rule? Leave him on the bench. 
32. Colby Lewis (SEA, at DET)
33. Anthony DeSclafani (PHI, MIL)
34. Miguel Gonzalez (at PIT, CLE)
35. Franklin Morales (SF, at ATL)

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