1/21/2013 5:40 PM
I flaked out during FA period and neglected in signing 1-2 SP's

How should I set up the my pitching staff?  Can I make this work?


Name (throws) Age Pos % $
Raul Pulido (R) 34 T1A 100 33 94 79 83 58 77 41 63 66 56 34 56 34 $5.2M
Andy Ramsey (R) 34 T2A 100 29 80 84 85 64 83 24 37 82 86 44 0 0 $6.3M
Wendell Xavier (R) 29 T1B 100 25 92 68 84 80 84 85 78 80 84 47 0 0 $7.3M
 Ernie Rosales (R) 26 T2B 100 16 99 81 68 83 95 39 85 92 73 66 78 43 $1.5M
Pepper Sutton (R) 37 LRA 95 (100) 20 59 52 81 54 75 43 73 87 70 63 55 0 $343K
Shelby Fedroff (R) 30 SuA 100 59 92 34 78 88 96 82 25 75 65 47 0 0 $8.0M
Gus Handworth (R) 34 SuA 100 89 85 33 83 55 75 30 92 84 76 0 0 0 $5.8M
 Russell Federowicz (L) 28 SuB 100 79 99 30 84 75 56 35 85 95 82 0 0 0 $378K
Douglas Marquis (R) 30 SuB 100 53 95 32 92 68 82 41 61 89 74 0 0 0 $3.0M
Stone Worrell (R) 34 SuB 100 74 64 30 88 53 77 56 81 82 70 53 0 0 $4.6M
Anthony Hardy (R) 22 SuB 100 42 55 29 88 67 77 36 78 94 88 61 0 0 $327K
Brad Harper (L) 30 Mop 100 54 86 35 84 74 52 26 83 91 86 0 0 0 $396K
1/21/2013 8:49 PM
As long as you're diligent, check in between most games, and aren't hung up on the number of pitches you want to see your "starter" throw, yes.  You can make this work.
1/21/2013 8:52 PM

Just start Pulido, Ramsey, Xavier, Rosales, and Sutton.

Depending on pitch count, Rosales can't go every 4-5 days, and Sutton would be pushed going every 5th day...  but I think you have enough durability in your RPs that you can find enough innings.

Strongly suggest setting your starters to 1 pull rating to max out their pitch count as often as possible, since you're short a true "long" man, but just assign the rest roles based on the type of leverage/situation you want them used in.

1/21/2013 8:53 PM
Also, you should get 225+ IP out of Pulido and Ramsey, so that's a nice start.... fwiw. (no put intended)
1/22/2013 1:36 PM (edited)

Thanks for feedback.. I just traded for a mediocre SP5

1/22/2013 2:40 PM
Posted by willsauve on 1/22/2013 1:36:00 PM (view original):

Thanks for feedback.. I just traded for a mediocre SP5

Scooped me on that... that's what I was going to recommend, since I don't think you have the innings to completely successfully fight fatigue.  You can dump Harper or Federowicz, whichever you like less, to make room for your new guy.  Harper's got a very un-special 4.54 ERA in SEA for his career.
1/22/2013 3:21 PM
Harper was just moved for a bum SP.

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