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  • David B David B Jun 1, 2010 5:57 PM Flag

    Pitcher Advice...shallow league...

    I'm in a shallow league with plenty of good pitchers (though not proven) still available. I've had a lot of trouble with starters. I have been sitting most of my starters and picking up good matchups all season...but now the more reliable unproven starters are being snatched up.

    So, here's the deal.

    I have Lincecum, Haren, and Beckett (have had them from the get go). I think the situation is obvious :) I would never drop Lincecum, but I'm considering dropping or trying to trade Haren and/or Beckett...but, I don't really need bats, just arms, and nobody is gonna give me good arms for these guys right now.

    Should I just hold on to them and wait? For weeks they have just been clogging up my roster spaces (again, not Lincecum -- I'll pitch him regularly, but the others).

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    • Hold on to them and or try to deal Beckett...Any Boston fans in your league...

      • 3 Replies to Thomas
      • keep them for sure, ive had haren on my team for 4 years hes not going to stay like this for long, and theres no point in dropping beckett cuz hes comin off the dl soon...
        but you know ur league better than i do and if you could trade these 2 guys for better pitchers go for it

      • Some available guys...

        Would drop Beckett or Haren for any of these????

        Jaime Garc?a
        (StL - SP,RP)

        Mat Latos
        (SD - SP)

        Carlos Silva
        (ChC - SP)

        Doug Fister
        (Sea - SP)

        Mike Pelfrey
        (NYM - SP)

        Jon Garland
        (SD - SP)

        Johnny Cueto
        (Cin - SP)

        Clay Buchholz
        (Bos - SP)

        Ervin Santana
        (LAA - SP)

        Brett Cecil
        (Tor - SP)

        Mike Leake
        (Cin - SP)

        Anibal S?nchez
        (Fla - SP)

        Gio Gonz?lez
        (Oak - SP)

        Jason Vargas
        (Sea - SP)

      • Beckett sucked so bad to start last year, but then went on an absolute tear. Haren obviously has the same potential...so, I want to hang on to them -- BUUUUUTTTT....

        I should add why having two guys sucking is a problem....

        I have dealt with Ethier, Cruz, and Rollins on the DL. I was lucky enough to have Furcal available when Rollins went down, and then Alex Gonzalez when Furcal went down. I also had Hawpe but he was an easy drop when he went DL. I also have dealt with closers not getting saves (Fuentes, Aardsma, Lidge/Contreras -- at least Brian Wilson has had a few).

        So, I'm VERY thin -- having a hard time fielding a team of bats each day, and VERY hard if I want to pick up a pitcher and drop someone.


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