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Gavin
04-24-2006, 11:06 AM
While my fantasy team is seriously struggling and I have to put up with my dad constantly reminding me that "everyone said [he] was crazy when [he] drafted Schilling!", I'm curious as to who is going to let the law of large numbers bring them back to earth the quickest.

SOecks
04-24-2006, 11:10 AM
I voted for Randy Johnson. He'll be done soon. I'm a fan of Maddox so hope he keeps it up throughout the year. Plus, Johnson's a pud. Can't wait to hit a ton of homers off of him again this year.

Gavin
04-24-2006, 11:15 AM
I voted for Maddux. He just doesn't seem to be striking a lot of people out. Granted, he isn't known for being a strikeout pitcher, but I'm pretty sure he's running on fumes right now.

ondafarm
04-24-2006, 04:09 PM
I've watched both Schilling and Martinez pitch more than once this year already (thenk you Extra Innings.) I'd say both were getting at least an extra six inches outside the zone, if not a foot. As soon as either gets to a Questec stadium, they will be toast.

viagracat
04-24-2006, 04:16 PM
As much as I like Maddux, he won't keep this up much longer. He is deep in the sunset side of his career.

TaylorStSox
04-24-2006, 04:25 PM
I went with Johnson. The other guys all have several plus pitches and moxy. Johnson's down to 1 plus pitch (the slider) and he hasn't dealt with diminishing stuff the way the other's have had to in the past. Johnson's always been a thrower. The others have always known how to pitch.

PAPChiSox729
04-24-2006, 04:47 PM
I voted Schilling solely because I don't want him to keep this up.
:wink:

And I hate to say it, but seeing Maddux pitch this well is quite cool. I didn't watch him in his prime so this is the closest I have seen of vintage Maddux.

LongLiveFisk
04-24-2006, 05:09 PM
I picked Maddux.

Because he's a Cub. :tongue:

Deebs14
04-24-2006, 05:14 PM
I'm hoping it's Maddux. I didn't really mind him too much when he was with ATL...but now that he's back with the Flubs I root for him to get rocked everytime he toes the rubber.

1951Campbell
04-24-2006, 06:16 PM
I went with Johnson. The other guys all have several plus pitches and moxy. Johnson's down to 1 plus pitch (the slider) and he hasn't dealt with diminishing stuff the way the other's have had to in the past. Johnson's always been a thrower. The others have always known how to pitch.

Seconded.

champagne030
04-24-2006, 11:11 PM
While my fantasy team is seriously struggling and I have to put up with my dad constantly reminding me that "everyone said [he] was crazy when [he] drafted Schilling!", I'm curious as to who is going to let the law of large numbers bring them back to earth the quickest.

I'll vote Schilling. I haven't watched his last two starts, but the 1st two he averaged about 115 pitches. His arm will fall off before he keeps that up a whole season. Same goes for Beckett....Francona better get these guys some rest or they'll be done before the All-Star break.

santo=dorf
04-24-2006, 11:17 PM
:?: :?: :?: at the Johnson voters. His current ERA isn't that far off from his ERA last season when he was washed up. Some of you actually expect Maddux to hold a 1 ERA and Schilling to hold a Sub 2.00 ERA for at least another two starts?

fusillirob1983
04-25-2006, 02:44 AM
:?: :?: :?: at the Johnson voters. His current ERA isn't that far off from his ERA last season when he was washed up. Some of you actually expect Maddux to hold a 1 ERA and Schilling to hold a Sub 2.00 ERA for at least another two starts?

Exactly, Johnson had a 3.79 ERA last year. I thought it was a toss-up between Schilling and Maddux. They'll both fall back, but I thought Schilling might have a bad game first.

pythons007
04-25-2006, 11:47 AM
Schilling is going to keep this up. Last year he didn't have his lower body because of the ankle. Now that his ankle has healed, I predict an easy 15+ wins for him, and a sub 4 era. I know he won't keep that sub 2, and I think his strikeouts will go down, but he is still a dominate pitcher. Especially with Manny, Ortiz and the other Boston hitters.

miker
04-26-2006, 06:25 PM
I see Maddux is leading...why all the Cubbie hate!

Rooney4Prez56
04-27-2006, 11:13 AM
I like Maddux, but I've seen him the last few years and he hasn't been like this. Hopefully his ERA will only climb to about 3.00, because I root for Maddux as a pitcher.

soxfanatlanta
04-27-2006, 02:24 PM
:?: :?: :?: at the Johnson voters. His current ERA isn't that far off from his ERA last season when he was washed up. Some of you actually expect Maddux to hold a 1 ERA and Schilling to hold a Sub 2.00 ERA for at least another two starts?

Exactly - wait for summertime, when the wind starts blowing out. Johnson could have a 4+ ERA, and still have a 17+ win season with the bats he has supporting him.

bigfoot
04-30-2006, 07:51 PM
I voted for Schill and his bullpen will fail him as often as Maddux's. The NL will finally figure out that Maddux has no gas left and when the wind blows any direction but straight in.......HR Derby!

munchman33
04-30-2006, 09:35 PM
I can't believe there are even votes for Pedro Martinez. That guy has never had a bad season.

samram
05-01-2006, 12:46 PM
I voted for Schilling because I don't like him. It's that simple.

SOecks
05-01-2006, 02:36 PM
I voted for Schilling because I don't like him. It's that simple.

But he had a bloody sock...a bloody sock I tell you *shakes fist*

tick53
05-01-2006, 07:33 PM
It's gotta be Maddux
It's just gotta be!