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Postby Kelly Gruber » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:02 pm

The guy his numbers indicate he is or the guy the Mets payed a bundle for to be one of their top starters?

It is possible that the organization saw something in that is beyond his statistical analysis, and pitching on the same team as Pedro can do him no harm...plus, he's potentially got good run support...

Or, maybe this is just another overpayed aquisition like it seems to be. Reminds me kinda of Chan Ho Park...horrible pitcher, but because Texas was paying him so much he was overvalued fantasy wise...
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Postby AcidRock23 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:05 pm

If anybody saw anything, you might think that it'd be Peterson, the pitching coach, but he did not really put whatever had been seen on display last year so I have to guess that he's option B, a lesser paid version of Park.

I don't think that many fantasy managers rate their players by how much they make though!! That would be a grim strategy (sic) indeed!! ;-)
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:06 pm

Chan Ho Park was overvalued becuase only Hart and Hicks could not see through the Dodger Stadium effect wrt him. Everyone else pretty much did or pretty much suspected he would fall quite a bit, though probably not as badly as he has.

As to Benson, do not try to see things that do not exist, The simplest answer is usually the correct one and in this case it is just Wilpon thinking he could actually win and trading the future for a mediocre SP with a injury history.
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Postby Spartans Rule » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:19 pm

Statistically you could look at his great September - 25 K, 2 BB, 2.25 ERA and 0.75 WHIP. Granted that's a very small sample size, but also some very incredible numbers.

I wouldn't invest my future in him, but the fact that he pitched so well the last few times out, and was a former #1 overall and highly touted prospect, is reason enough to take a late flier.
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Postby Kelly Gruber » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:27 pm

Great, I didn't notice those stats! Might as well pick him up...drop him later if worse comes to worse
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Postby Y`s Guy » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:32 pm

If your league counts "# of times getting laid" then Benson is your man.

And boy, he is one lucky man.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:32 pm

+1 to the thanks, I just looked at the 'pre-allstar/ postallstar' splits...that's a good catch. I'm still not sure I'd bother, so far, I have 4 decent SP and Kevin Brown for my 'flyer' but I have another draft this weekend so, if I end up going harder for hitters up front, like I planned last time, I'll keep him in mind.
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:41 pm

His K's and WHIP will be bad, but his ERA might be around 4. Maybe a dozen wins. Nothing great, but he's better than the other guy Mets fans over-hype: Victor Zambrano.
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Postby Kelly Gruber » Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:03 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:If your league counts "# of times getting laid" then Benson is your man.

And boy, he is one lucky man.


Ha, I didn't catch that one on his stat sheet. Good for him then...
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