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Postby Ed Whitson » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:16 am

League counts 5x5 plus OBP and TB. Should have Helton in the first and wanted to tackle a weak position in the second. Would like to gamble on Soriano but his hamstrings and weak OBP scare me. Is he worth a second rounder or should i take another big bat like Sheffield or Ichiro.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:18 am

Ed Whitson wrote:League counts 5x5 plus OBP and TB. Should have Helton in the first and wanted to tackle a weak position in the second. Would like to gamble on Soriano but his hamstrings and weak OBP scare me. Is he worth a second rounder or should i take another big bat like Sheffield or Ichiro.


take the big bat. Giles is a much better value in the 4th rd than Soriano in the 1st or 2nd.
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Postby unclepaulie » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:25 am

Yes I would take SOriano in the 2nd in that type of league. I feel that he will have a nice bouce back year and Showwalter will let him run much more often.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:33 am

I'd take Ichiro over Soriano for that. I had Soriano the last couple of years and his hot streaks were pretty slim last year. Ichiro, OTOH, even if he loses 40 points off his BA is still a monster. Giles is a good target for a good 2B a couple of rounds later.
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Postby Ed Whitson » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:34 am

One more caveat about my league....need 2 starters at each infield position. 20 second baseman need to be drafted.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:37 am

Ed Whitson wrote:One more caveat about my league....need 2 starters at each infield position. 20 second baseman need to be drafted.

20 2b need to be drafted and Soriano isnt a first rd pick? Now thats a competitive league - not one person buying the Soriano kool-aid. I like that.Maybe target Giles in the 3rd then - he'll be a massive traget for a lot of people in your league.

Just to let you know where Im coming from, I dont think Soriano will be the #1 2B this yr - just like last yr.
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Postby unclepaulie » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:46 am

Giles will be injured for at lest 30 games mark it down.

Soriano>Giles
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:13 am

unclepaulie wrote:Giles will be injured for at lest 30 games mark it down.

Soriano>Giles


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!)
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Postby unclepaulie » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:19 am

Actually Giles had MANY pulls and strains over the last two years and the Prior collision was the rare occurrence.
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