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Horacio Ramirez

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:10 pm
by jazzfunk2
I picked up the surgically-repaired Horacio last year just in time for his DL stint, so I am obviously wary. But, Ramirez had a strong/healthy spring training and is part of a deeper Braves rotation. He carries a low ERA which, as this former Brian Lawrence owner can attest, can be a real plus.

For a 13 team keeper 5 X 5, my starters are: Ollie Perez, Clemens, Burnett, Lowry and Madritsch. Should I jettison Madritsch for Ramirez or stay away? Do you think Ramirez can stay healthy?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:52 pm
by agchris02
WROOOONG forum, but i like ho ram more than madstritch, but i wouldnt expect that much from him

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:36 pm
by jazzfunk2
By the way, I believe it's spelled "wrong forum". Law school made me cranky too, but after 6 years of practice the only thing that gets me angry is a bad fantasy baseball transaction.

Maybe I'll stay away from Horacio.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:46 pm
by CrazyPooja90
Do you have any reason to believe he will get hurt again? He isn't getting injury after injury, and before the one last year his ERA was stellar. I like him more then madritsch too.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:47 pm
by LBJackal
I'd stay far, far away from Horacio. Nothing but a 5+ ERA and 1.5+ WHIP awaits you. He also won't get any K's.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:54 pm
by George_Foreman
yowza. that's a pretty assertive prediction. what makes you think he will be so awful?

note: i'm not saying he's going to keep up that 2.whatever ERA he had for the few starts he made last year, but i don't think 4.00 ERA/1.35 WHIP is out of the question, and i thought his K rate was at least average...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:58 pm
by jazzfunk2
Jackal and I are pessimists. It's those 5th starters that get you everytime.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:01 pm
by George_Foreman
"5th starters" for the braves have generally been pretty decent, IIRC.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:08 pm
by LBJackal
ERA is a bad predictor for future ERA. His predictive stats show his ERA should have been 5+ last year so unless he improves a lot you shouldn't expect any better than that. I know it's tempting to go after a 26 year old who puts up a 2.39 ERA in a part season, but don't.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:11 pm
by George_Foreman
he pitched like, what, 50 innings? he was fine coming out of the bullpin in 2003, so i don't know why he would implode as a starter...