Don't let the optimists bring your negativity down. Every prudent fantasy baseball manager needs to express some cynicism every now and then to succeed.
Last week taught me an important lesson: Skepticism is a valuable thing. On the fence with Texas Rangers starter Robbie Ross, I decided to give him the thumbs up.
He promptly surrendered 11 hits and 10 runs (six earned) through 3.1 innings. Oops.
For those who didn't walk away from that ordeal with another lesson of "Don't trust Andrew Gould's judgment," I'll look to redeem myself this week with a fresh batch of starting pitchers on the fence of mixed-league usability. And no, Ross doesn't get a recommendation this time around.
Before doing anything too wild on Cinco de Mayo, get your lineups set this Monday morning. Also, maybe stay away from your team page during the night; you don't want to drunkenly trade Jose Fernandez for Chris Archer in hopes that he's Sterling Archer's long-lost brother.
Note: All advanced statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs.