Wednesday, April 11, 2007

James & Valverde

For a starting pitcher pick for today I like Chuck James at home against Washington. Pretty good pitcher at home against really bad offense is always a nice formula. Honorable mention to Dave Bush against Florida.

For a reliever, I'll go with Jose Valverde who is somehow still available in slightly more than 50% of Yahoo leagues according to the player ranker. Are there leagues that don't count saves or something?

And I'll try to get a day ahead for the first time this season. There's really slim pickings tomorrows, and I'd go without a rotating starting pitcher. Pat Neshek at home against Tampa Bay is a good relief pick up.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Apologies for the lack of recent posts. Real life collided with blogging in a big way between getting very busy at work and getting really sick for a couple days. I'll start posting regularly again in the next day or two.

First priority - Walter, whoever and wherever you are, please send me an email at so I know what email address to send the calculator to!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

El Duque and Benitez

For today's starter, I'll take El Duque (who I like as long as he maintains his typically good K/9) and since Benitez is just below 50% on the Yahoo player ranker, I'll take him. Note that I like Valverde a lot more, but since he pitched yesterday, he's about 50% less likely to get a save today. If these closers stay under 50% for long, I may change my threshhold to 45% to make things tougher for myself.

Monday, April 2, 2007

First Day of Picks

I didn't make any picks for the Mets/Cards game, so today will be my first day of picks. I really am not a Carl Pavano fan, but at home, with the Yankees offense behind him against Tampa Bay, he's worth picking up. On the relief side, there are a number of closers still less than 50% owned. I don't expect that to continue, so I'll take the chance to pitch Jose Valverde today. He's at Colorado, which is a minus, but not as big a deal as it used to be, and I think he's good enough to make it worthwhile. Ryan Dempster at Cinn. would have been a good choice too.

For now, I'll be picking players who are less than 50% owned in the Yahoo 'Player Rater' at the time of the pick. I will 'allow myself' to make picks for future days if I want, and if I haven't specified my pick for a given day, then by default its the same players as the prewious day. I'll update my stats at least once a week, but probably more.