Does Carlos Zambrano’s Demotion To The Bullpen Help My Fantasy Team???
Yes, I believe it does!!!
While I don’t classify myself as a ‘Fantasy Geek’, I do enjoy the game and have been playing for the last 10 years or so. My preferred method is the rotiserrie style, and this year I joined a Yahoo League that was being hosted by ‘Andre Dawson For The Hall of Fame’ creator, Charley.
When selecting a team, I usually try to stock up on starting pitchers. This year was no different as my starters include: Roy Halladay, Josh Johnson, Johan Santana, Josh Beckett, Mark Buehrle, JA Happ, and the newly demoted Carlos Zambrano. Pretty stacked, right?? You have probably guessed that I am doing pretty well in the pitching categories with this line-up of hurlers. And you’re right. Going into today, I am in first place!!
But what do I do with Zambrano? Based on his new role, he should become eligible to be used as both a starter and a reliever. I am seeing him dropped in leagues across Yahoo Sports at a faster rate than a player who gets put on the DL.
I know what I want to do, but I was wondering what you thought….
My gut tells me to keep him and use him as a reserve. He’ll get me some decent K’s, but I may have to deal with his high ERA too. But it is not very often that you can have a reliever that may be able to get you 12-15 wins too…
Give me your opinion. Keep him or dump him.