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  1. A Pitcher for Today: Somebody Already Owned.

    A Pitcher for Tomorrow: Someone Who’s Been Owned for Weeks

    A Hitter for Today: See Above.

    C’mon, David.

    Comment by Joey Batnuts — June 3, 2012 @ 9:53 am

  2. The pitcher/hitter listing is more for FG: The Game than normal streamers.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 3, 2012 @ 10:41 am

  3. Another pitcher for today is Sale against the Mariners. The M’s aren’t very good hitters, and Sale had 15 Ks in his last start.

    Comment by Chippchipp — June 3, 2012 @ 10:52 am

  4. In espn’s daily ranking for SP they have Sale #1 ahead of Verlander. Of course, Verlander is vs the yanks and sale is vs the Mariners I still found it surprising though.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/fantasy/baseball/flb/dailynotes?page=mlbnotes120602

    Who’s better rest of season Sale or RA Dickey?

    Comment by senrad — June 3, 2012 @ 11:21 am

  5. Assuming (and this is a sizable assumption) that the White Sox don’t jerk him around anymore, I’d go with Sale.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 3, 2012 @ 11:29 am

  6. should i start tom milone today?

    Comment by andye — June 3, 2012 @ 11:36 am

  7. I wouldn’t worry about Milone’s home/road splits, as his xFIP is 4.27/4.35. He’s just given up six homers on the road already. The Royals aren’t a terribly strong offense, so I’d probably start him.

    But if you’re in a H2H league and you’re close on ERA/WHIP, then I might not start him.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 3, 2012 @ 11:53 am

  8. Compliant Pork?

    Comment by Dan Out West — June 3, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

  9. Willingham, Willing Ham, Compliant Pork.

    It’s a nickname for him that originated on AthleticsNation.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 3, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

  10. David, thanks for sticking around to answer questions that people ask in the comments. It’s nice to know that after finishing off an article you are willing to answer questions as well.

    Comment by asdfasdf — June 3, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

  11. Well thank you for the compliment, but I don’t think I do anything special that others on here don’t already do.

    I think it is more that I happen to have the daily weekend duties that don’t interfere with my work at all. If you look at my Friday and Monday posts, I’m usually 7 hours late on answering those questions; but I still try to get as many as possible.

    Either way, thanks again good sir.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 3, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

  12. I’ve been on the Dickey bandwagon from the beginning of the year. There are really only a couple of downsides to owning him in my mind:

    1) His k/9 is not sustainable as a knuckleballer. generally they just dont get as many strikeouts as he has been getting so those numbers are probably going to come down. Most people look for high k/9 guys for starters so you have to watch out

    2) Knuckleballers generally have 1 or 2 really bad outings a year because if his Knuckleball isnt right he is in deep deep trouble. It doent even matter which team it’s against. Even against the Padres, laying up 70 MPH taters for professional hitters means he is going to get knocked around a lot.

    Comment by Chickensoup — June 3, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  13. Good call on Hanson as he seemed to have settled down after a rough start.

    Comment by Al in NJ — June 3, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

  14. I wouldn’t start Dickey in Arizona or Coors, as I think (and I could be way off on this) that the knuckle ball doesn’t react as well in the higher elevations due to the thinner air.

    I don’t foresee his K/9 being quite this high either, but his SwStr% does correlate nicely with his strikeouts. It’s possible he’ll settle in at a very useful 7.0 K/9.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 3, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

  15. It wasn’t quite as pretty as I hoped, but it is hard to argue against 7 IP 2 ER and 6 K’s.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 3, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

  16. In the closing sentences of the RA Dickey blurb you say
    “…I would pick him and stop streaming or sport starting him”. Did you mean to say
    “…I would pick him and stop streaming or spot starting him.” ? I am familiar with spot or streaming starters but not the term sport starting.

    Comment by pounded clown — June 3, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

  17. Yes. Yes I did. Good catch, thanks. It’s been fixed.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 3, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

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