I empathize as this tale is the mirror image of what's happened to me in another league. Same thing with my just picking up Happ and having him go into never-never land.
To elaborate further, in this league... With my being an ardent Red Sox fan (knowing their recent history). I thought Buchholz waliukd be a safe bet. I held him until about 2 weeks ago. I dropped him thinking he's a mess, after all, 6.00 is not a good ERA, right? And as soon as his next turn, he had a decent start.
Then of course, having Price as my key SP - one pitcher who/whom good things are expected - has been less than thrilling and my theoretically decent roster. As for my hitters, don't ask.
Somehow, this motley crew of mutts will get me to .500, one way or another.