Wednesday, April 16, 2008

C.C. Sabathia is clearly a belly-itcher

'Cause he sure ain't a Major League pitcher. Tonight's line for the fat and sucky one: 4 IP, 8 hits, 5 walks, 9 ER. He also gave up two home runs (to a rejuvenated Miggy Cabrera and Edgar Renteria). I'm pretty sure I'll be outright cutting Sabathia the next time I drink four or more beers in immediate succession and am given access to the Internet.

15 comments:

waters96 said...

I'm feeling your pain myself.

David said...

Mr. Bock, do you think it's still worth trying to buy him low? At what point does a potential bargain become a bad deal?

Mike Bock said...

Stats aren't retroactive: his velocity remains up.

I'm trying to buy him in every league right now. Of course, don't pay anywhere near pre-draft price for him. I'm offering Randy Johnson and Manny Acardo in one league, and that's absolutely fair after this latest shellacking.

Bob Taylor said...

I'd probably take Randy Quaid and Manny Mota (at his current age) for Sabathia at this point.

David said...

What do you gentlemen think about offering Ryan Garko and Clay Buchholz for C.C. Sabathia at this point?

Bob Taylor said...

If you're starting Garko -- NO. If Garko's on your bench and your pitching staff is suffering anyway -- SURE. If your pitching staff is humming along nicely without C.C. (perhaps Buchholz is your weakest starter) -- why risk fucking up a good thing.

By the way, I've got a new name for the rotund one: C.C.W.T.F. Sabathia. Kind of catchy, huh?

Mike Bock said...

Unless Garko is blocked by three studs, no.

David said...

Mr. Taylor, just as a frame of reference, I proffered the querey on this issue that made it into the most recent edition of Ask the Hurler. Ryan Garko is my reserve first baseman (behind Derek Lee, who, incidentally, I just traded straight up for Prince Fielder, as Mr. Bock recommended). My pitching staff definitely needs help, however. My starting four consists of: Roy Hallady, Jered Weaver, Edinson Volquez, and Clay Buchholz (Rich Hill and Ted Lilly are riding the pine right now).

I like the new variation on the name. In the interests of brevity, however, you may just want to shorten it to simply W.T.F. Sabathia. I'm sure many long suffering Tribe fans are asking themselves that tonight.

Bob Taylor said...

For starters, I'm not sure you should have listened to Bock when he told you to trade Lee for Fielder. That's not that much of an upgrade even if they're both playing well. Why not stick with the guy killing the ball (rather than the one who can't seem to see it)?

Bob Taylor said...

I just glanced at your full roster, David. You may need Garko when (not if) Thome gets hurt.

Mike Bock said...

Not that much of an upgrade? In the words of the immortal Short Round, "You crazy Dr. Jones!"

Bob Taylor said...

"I am very little. You cheat very big."

Mike Bock said...

I just traded Matt Capps for C.C. Sabathia and Frank Thomas (who will be cut forthwith) in my "big money" league.

I don't think I'm getting bites in the other two.

David said...

Thanks again for the friendly advice, gents. I have to agree with Mr. Bock on the Fielder-Lee deal, though, because I can slot in Prince Fielder, at the ripe young age of 24, as an "A-List" keeper for up to three years. Derek Lee, however, is 34 and, although appears headed for a very good season, isn't what I'm looking for in terms of "A-List" keeper material (although it breaks my heart to say it, the loyal Cubs fan that I am). In the interim, however, I decided to cancel the offer for W.T.F. Sabathia. I will need to platoon Ryan Garko with Prince Fielder until the good Prince gets his swing back.

Bob Taylor said...

Oh, all right, I guess Lee for Fielder makes sense in a keeper league.