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Fill Your Benches with Pitchers

Posted in Strategy with tags , , on May 4, 2009 by cuzitsmybday

There’s a good article by Karabell on today about how he likes to keep his bench, and we happen to be of the same philosophy. My benches are loaded with pitchers and as far as hitters go…I keep just enough on my team to fill a roster.

Why? Well, I don’t want to kick myself like I did last year, watching Adam Dunn rack up HR’s on my bench. It happens to all of us. A star hits a slump and we bench him. With that logic, you’re going to keep that star on the bench until they turn it around…so, you’re always going to miss out on what breaks them from that slump.

Keep your stars starting, even when they’re one-trick ponies for SB’s or HR’s. You don’t want to miss out on that big breakout game. I’m still starting G. Soto every game, which has been painful.