Not quite Darv, just Darvish
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Because there are so many goddamn starting pitchers out there that warrant being on your radar, we wanted to kick off the 2013 fantasy baseball edition of “Tiers, Not Fears” with the biggest, baddest SP ranks on the ‘net. It goes without saying that starting pitching is the deepest position in fantasy. Shit, we got 134 pitchers on our list here and it doesn’t even include names like Ervin Santana or Brian Matusz. Because the well of SPs is deeper than Jack Handy, fantasy owners don’t have to pay the big bucks for the more expensive (and, often, overrated) arms. Granted, some guys are worth the money, but just realize that starting pitching is volatile as hell. Between the risk of injury (no human beings are meant to hurl objects over their shoulders in such violent fashion) and the inconsistency that plagues even some of the best SPs out there, it’s possible that most of the pitchers you draft will not even be on your team by year’s end. So while pitching is half the game in fantasy, know that spending too much on it will increase your team’s odds of bed-shtting.
Now let’s get down to platinum tax, because brass don’t do me justice.
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