unclepaulie wrote:Giles will be injured for at lest 30 games mark it down.
I'm not sure I'd expect that. Giles injuries have been more from freak accidents, eg the collisions w/ Prior and Jones, rather than sprung cartilage/ ligaments/ muscles (although the ankle is a bit of a concern...) but is 27. Soriano OTOH, has been declining for a couple of years now and is not getting any younger either at 29 years old, had hamstring problems and STILL gets sick #s of K at the plate so, unless he got the 155 mph tennis ball machine and worked out w/ it all winter (not likely while recovering...), he's not likely to be any sharper @ the plate. For an OBP league, he is of questionable value and Ichiro will add a lot more to your team for that sort of category.
I like Soriano and all that and think he's an intriguing player but not on my team w/a first round pick. Last year he fell to the second in our league and I grabbed him anyway and he kind of torpedoed a lot of my #s all year (this in 13x13 H2H...so the OBP was a concern!)