I've done my best to resist the urge to complain, but this is ridiculous.
Weaver, over his last two starts, burnt me for 13 ER over 11 innings. Tonight, he had the Yankees. So I benched him. As I write this, he just finished the 8th, and he's allowed 5 baserunners, 1 ER, and fanned 11.
I've plugged Antonio Bastardo into my team 3 or 4 times this year. For the year, he's at 54.1 IP, and he's K'd 66 while maintaining a ridiculous WHIP of .81 (44 baserunners) and a 1.99 ERA (12 ER).
For the spans he's been on my team, he's provided me with 2.1 IP, 9 baserunners (WHIP of 3.86), 5 ER (ERA of 19.29) and 4 K's.
In other words, in the 4.3% of his total IP that he's been on my team, he's given up 20.5% of all his baserunners and 42% of all his runs for the year.
Tonight he gave me 0.0 IP, 2 baserunners and 2 ER.
That wouldn't be so bad if he split the difference with the K's and, say, gave me 30% of his K's over 2.1 IP. 20 K's in 2.1 IP would be some sort of record, I think.
ESPN 12 team, All MLB, Keeper League, $262 budget, ($)=resignable base, add $3 per year, keep up to 11, drop contract and forfeit 1/2 salary
C: Wilin Rosario
1B: Prince Fielder ($41)
2B: Omar Infante ($5)
3B: Manny Machado (keeper through 2016, $14)
SS: Ian Desmond (keeper through 2014, $8)
MI: Jean Segura ($5)
CI: Edwin Encarcion ($27)
OF: Bryce Harper (keeper through 2015, $14)
OF: Carl Crawford
OF: Desmond Jennings
OF: Ben Revere ($5)
OF: Yoenis Cespedes
Util: Brian McCann ($5)
P: Stephen Strasburg (keeper through 2014, $14)
P: Hyun-Jin Ryu ($5)
P: Kris Medlen (keeper through 2014, $8)
P: Ross Detweiler ($1)
P: Tony Cingrani ($5)
P: Aroldis Chapman ($21)
P: Casey Janssen
P: Greg Holland
P: Zack Wheeler ($5)
B: Kevin Gausman ($5)
B: Nick Castellanos ($5)
B: Matt Carpenter ($5)