Some pitchers stink. I'm thinking of you Kevin Correia. Some pitchers are operating over their head. I'm staring you down Mark Buehrle. But what about those hurlers we expected to excel who have failed to do much of anything other than disappoint in 2014? Let's explore those guys and see if we can find out what's going on.


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Miguel Enguidanos 

Hi Ray with Buehrle at 10 wins and leading the majors and with his #77 Ray Flowers SP ranking (and Marlon Brando whispers: the hate!, the hate!). I'm am trying to get one of your top 3 RPs for him. What do you think about Buehrle for Papelbon?

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Rob Johnson - At this point Shields gets the benefit of the doubt. His location has been off, and balls have been flying out of the yard. Nervous? Yes. Scared no. Could bench him for now though, understand that decision do I.

Rob Johnson 

What's wrong Shields? Just a bad streak or something more


Hey Ray - yes Marte is more than a throw in. I was just referencing Chris stating the other team didn't have space for Marte. I do however, have some concerns about Marte's playing time once Polanco gets called up.

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Richard Costa - Orriz is on pace to hit 30 homers with 85 RBIs. That's a good season. Folks seem to forget that he's 38 will be 39 in Oct. At his age that is a fantastic season. If you can get Strasburg, do it.

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Mike - "Marte is a throw in" - That's not even close to accurate. Sorry.

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Bryan Shisler - Drop Lincecum.

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bryon - Cruz cannot stay healthy, or keep up this pace. Still, he's been so good, if I owned him, I would try to get more. Try to get a second piece.

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Christopher Backhaus - i've been writing/talking about Verlander for weeks now. if you can get that duo back, I would do it no question.


Hey Byron - I'd make the offer. Cruz had more than 500 AB's exactly 1 time in his career.


Hey Rich - YES make the deal!!!! Wow someone will give you Strasburg for Ortiz.


Hey Chris - I'd hang onto Verlander. Basically, that trade is Verlander for Lohse - Marte is a throw in. You have a pretty solid team I think you can ride the wave.

Richard Costa 

Hey Ray, Want to strengthen SP and tired of waiting for steady production from David Ortiz. Would you trade Ortiz for Strasburg. I have CI depth with Abreu, Zimmerman, Singleton and Napoli. Plus this would free up my DH slot as well.

Bryan Shisler 

Pts League, only keep 2 rostered: Lincecum, Masterson and Frieti?


Hey Ray, I'm thinking of offering my Nelson Cruz for his David Price. What do you think? He's struggling with power and I could really use the SP help. Thanks!

Christopher Backhaus 

Hey Ray, with the mentioned trade, i would cut Moreland

Christopher Backhaus 

Hello Ray, Following an early season trade, I sent Cueto for Verlander. Now, trying to move him. What do you think of Verlander for Lohse and Marte. The other team doesn’t have space for Marte. My team: Lucroy, Encarnacion, Pedroia, Andrus, Alavarez, Stanton, Torii Hunter, Cespedes, Moreland (UTL), Arenado (DL) Yu, Lee (DL), Gee (DL), Shields, Verlander, Burnett, Hudson, Duffy, Odorizzi, Jorge de la Rosa, Rosenthal, Holland, Melancon Trade or ride the Verlander wave? Thanks.

Ray Flowers 

Matthew Baumer - Liriano is awful. Wrote about him last week. No interest. See

Matthew Baumer 

You lost that much hope for liriano not to include him? Has SD, CHC, MIA, CHC, NYM. Ride him cautiously?

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About Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Fri 7-10 PM EDT), Ray also hosts his own show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.

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