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Postby patty cheeks » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:00 pm

I don't think so... he could have his best year but in terms of fantasy value, I don't think hes worth a spot in your team.
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Postby TEKTON » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:54 pm

i just watched the replay of his first 4 innings, 8 K's, on MLB.TV. His ball had extreme movement on it, fastball and curve were good. SO, who knows, he could keep it up his next outing or his pitches will be flat and get rocked. He was a closer on college, Wake forest I believe.
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Postby Ender » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:59 pm

He's not going to throw 9 K shutouts every day or anything but he tends to keep his WHIP down, he is young and he just moved out of the toughest division to pitch in in baseball to the NL. I like the odds of him putting up at least decent numbers.

He's my #5 starter in a deep league, not sure he's worthy of more than spot starts in a shallow league though.
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Postby thehat » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:25 am

My pre-season Sleeper of the Year. Projected him to win 15, mid-3 ERA, 1.15 WHIP...terrific late round grab in deep leagues.

So far, so good.
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Postby mweir145 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:39 am

thehat wrote:My pre-season Sleeper of the Year. Projected him to win 15, mid-3 ERA, 1.15 WHIP...terrific late round grab in deep leagues.

So far, so good.

Yeah, that's about my projection of him as well. Going into the season I had him ranked as a better fantasy play than Capuano, that's how good I think he can be this season.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:56 am

I own him on like 4 teams ..

and that was obviuossly before todays game, so I couldn't be happier.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:10 am

I've tried to pick him up and he was only available in one of my leagues.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:24 am

mweir145 wrote:
thehat wrote:My pre-season Sleeper of the Year. Projected him to win 15, mid-3 ERA, 1.15 WHIP...terrific late round grab in deep leagues.

So far, so good.

Yeah, that's about my projection of him as well. Going into the season I had him ranked as a better fantasy play than Capuano, that's how good I think he can be this season.

I agree. I said this after his strong start against ARZ, I think that Bush can be this year's version of John Patterson '05. He has a lot of tools, and is finally in a good situation now. This is now two dominating starts he's put forth in April. I never fully understood why things didn't work for him here, but that spat he had on the mound with Gibbons is what probably sealed his fate around these parts..

I've also said before that it was a great deal for the Brewers getting this guy from the Jays. Bush is clearly better (to me) than at least two of the Jays' starters, and three when Burnett is out. I understand we got Overbay in the deal, but still..
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Postby Matthias » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:53 pm

Heh. As reported in the NY Times:

Last December, the Milwaukee Brewers ended their two-pronged predicament at first base; they decided to go with Prince Fielder, a rookie and a giant, and traded Lyle Overbay to Toronto. In return, the Brewers received three players, including the starting pitcher Dave Bush and a pitching prospect, Zach Jackson.

During their talks, Milwaukee General Manager Doug Melvin said, another pitcher came up, Brandon League. "We could have made a Bush League trade," Melvin said.
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Postby theclefe » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:53 pm

I picked him up in the 23rd round. Young guy, only 26. Has a few years of Major league experience on him, moderate numbers and was moving to the National League. On top of that, everyone in the Cafe seemed to be thinking the same thing. No way I could pass on him.

Get him if still available and after his first time though the league, see what you can get for him. I am in a deep pitching league so I expect him to put up decent numbers the rest of the way for my team. ;-)
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