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h2h Corner ~ The Buddy Garrity, Don Draper, Ed Norton Sales Convention

Buddy Garrity sales time (sell now)
When it is Buddy Garrity sales time, you should be moving players immediately. These are players that will likely regress to means or not perform as well as they have been (i.e., sell high candidates). In addition, they include guys I don’t think will perform well at all during the rest of the season. These are players you are best cutting your losses with.

Steven Strasburg – If you’ve read me, you know I am very weary of pitchers maintaining dominance, especially if he hasn’t done it before. Still, I have no problem believing Strasburg will be an ace pitcher for years to come, however, in redraft leagues, I think you need to test the market ASAP. For one, he won’t face the hapless Pirates every week. Sure he should fair just as well against the Indians, but he won’t maintain a 14:0 k:walk rate. Further, he has an innings cap. He’ll give you three months. People seem to be forgetting that fact or at least ignoring that he’ll let you down at the end of the year (when you need him most in h2h leagues). Add that to the fact that even the mighty Tim Lincecum has some stumbles and Strasburg will never look better (yeah, remember when she looked like that?!?!?). Basically, the minute your drive a new car off the lot it loses value. We’re near that point with Strasburg. Continue reading