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Postby davus » Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:06 pm

You guys just love to argue, don't you? In the end none of us know who is going to to what. They are both good, but Vlad is the better pick, end of story. ;-)
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Postby Phatferd » Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:09 pm

;-D

What would a DISCUSSION board be without some debate? Better to hash things out here before some of us draft.

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Postby Howie » Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:32 pm

after much deliberation i think im gonna take vlad. he's just too good. O:-)
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Postby davus » Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:46 pm

Phatferd wrote:;-D

What would a DISCUSSION board be without some debate? Better to hash things out here before some of us draft.

I love this board, I just enjoy discussing baseball :-)


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Postby baseballnewb » Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:39 pm

Arods steals wont be as high as 28, and Vlad will steal more as his back gets further away from the injury


Actually its likely arod's steals will be as high or higher. He has moved to a team that likes to steal more than his old team and he is now batting 2nd which is a lot friendlier basestealing position in the lineup.

Vlad on the other hand is unlikely to swipe 15 again, he's batting in the middle of the lineup and has injury issues that most likely mean they won't be sending him anymore. Arod will most likely double Vlad in SB's this year.

I'd take Vlad in shallow leagues, Arod in deep leagues. 3B is deep in the top end but its pretty shallow in the mid range whereis OF is deep all over. In a 12-14 team league I think positional scarcity comes into play, especially if you have a CI slot as well.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:59 pm

curious_george_43545 wrote:Vlad
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Postby Woolly » Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:47 pm

Howie wrote:after much deliberation i think im gonna take vlad. he's just too good. O:-)


You are making the best choice. ;-D
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Postby HOOTIE » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:27 pm

Vlad. This has been discussed in threads before. And why do people keep saying Arod got off to a slow start?

1st half 270 22 hrs 58 rbis
2nd half 307 14 hrs 48 rbis

The big difference in Arod was his extra base hits dropped from 46% to 36% of his total hits. I have yet to see one person give a good case why Arod is a #1 pick. He's not in my top 5. I still see folks saying it, even some fantasy mags. I don't buy it. There will be at least 5 players who earn more this year in a 5x5.
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Postby quietstorm » Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:45 pm

Phatferd wrote:
ajgnydc722 wrote:Vlad but Phatferd doesn't know what he's talking about with A-Rod.


Am I not correct in saying he is a .285 hitter with power numbers decreasing every year for the past 3 years? I would like to think you are the one who doesn't knows what he is talking about.

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A-Rod's EQISO (EqSLG - EqBA) over the past three years:

2002 - .325 (.299 EqBA)
2003 - .302 (.291 EqBA)
2004 - .238 (.296 EqBA)

He's definitely declining as a significant power hitter. But, his average remains pretty much the sme as it has been. (BP's comment on him says something about a 5% drop in EqA, but I have no clue where they get that.)
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