Good point, and so strange (and consistent!) on his part. Although if he pitches in his regular pattern, I should be able to get two great and one sub-par starts. But that would be putting way too much faith in his pattern.
Another Q re: the same period. Markakis and Fielder are really dragging down my offense. About a week ago you stated that you would never bench Prince. Do you still feel that way? Aviles, Swisher, Overbay, Ian Stewart, Pablo Sandoval and Uribe are available.
I hate benching my top guys. Most of the time by the time you get the guy to your bench, he's hitting again. If you're in your H2H playoffs, and it's a now or never type scenario, you have to do what you have to do. I wouldn't bench them. With that said, Overbay's been hot. I wouldn't switch them out for longer than a day or two at a time. So if this is a weekly league, I wouldn't bench Prince for a week. But by the 15th, maybe Prince will be out of his funk.
As far as Markakis is concerned, I also am benching Victorino, so he could take his place, but he's playing like ass as well. And so is Kemp, another of my OFs. So I have 5 OF spots, and right now have Kemp, Markakis, Granderson, Hamilton, Victorino, Nelson Cruz, and Rios. Hamilton, Granderson and Rios are obviously in, but who should I trust for the other 2 spots? Cruz is extremely tempting... while TEX only plays 12 games in the relevant period, 9 of em are at home.
Can we check in closer to the 15th to see if any of these guys break out? Cause Kemp's about to go to Coors. I'd like to see what he does there.