So today is Opening Day of MLB and April Fools'Day
I am in the process of deciding who to start and who to sit.
My position eligibility is limited - I have some studs who must sit this week but whom?
Here I have fewer options. I could move Ohtani who is scheduled for LAA's 4th game BUT he is coming off his last spring game where he developed a blister and for now he remains 6th among my starting Pitching options so I leave him on the bench this week.
My relief pitching is where I have options. I have 4 pitchers for 2 spots. 3 of those pitchers by design are Starting Pitching. With this being a 4 game week, neither Peralta nor Quintana are scheduled to pitch. Both are scheduled for next week. Oakland has NOT announced their pitchers yet for games 3 and 4 so it could be AJ Puk or might not. So I start AJ.
My theory is that a starting pitcher should outpoint a Closer on average every week. As the season progresses we shall see. There are only 5 starting pitchers who qualify as Relief Pitchers to start the season. I have 3 of them on my roster and the other 2 on my watch list. I am thinking most weeks Peralta will be the go to pitcher here especially early in the season.
Lineup is set. Play Ball!