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Does Huston Street have ANY value in normal leagues

Postby BostonBK7 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:54 pm

Should I try getting him if its not a keeper league or no?
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:56 pm

depends how big the league is and if you want to invest in a guy who *might* become a closer if the As decide to trade away dotel at the break.

baring trade (of dotel) or injury, he probably won't be very valuable.
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Postby Pablo975 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:59 pm

I'd pass unless you have a situation like mine. A guy in my league SWEARS he's the next Rivera, and he may one day be right, but it's WAAAAY too early to tell.

However, this guy was ranting about wanting him as soon as he became available. I was working on a trade with this guy and he wouldn't bite on any variation I threw at him.

Guess who got added to Yahoo and picked up by yours truly?

He accepted my trade of his Mulder & Matsui for my Harden, Burrell, and Street.

So, a hot rookie can be beneficial if only for trading purposes.
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Postby RynMan » Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:59 pm

Dont waste a roster spot in a non keeper.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:05 pm

If by normal you mean normal sized and normal categories, then no he has no value at this point.
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Postby INKcogKNEEdough » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:17 pm

value ONLY in a keeper league even then ONLY a VERY DEEP keeper. I have him in an 18 team keeper and hes the first to go if i need a spot open.

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Postby xeifrank » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:24 pm

He has about the same value that someone like Ryan Wagner or JJ Putz has in a normal Yahoo league (non keeper). Street is a talented young pitcher, but with very little MLB experience. If Dotel gets traded many think Street would be the closer. That's not even a gaurantee, as Oakland has many good young middle relief pitchers with more experience than Street.

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Postby nmarq8 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:37 am

i agree. remember how high people were on ryan wagner this time last year. taking on the mentality of becoming an MLB closer takes time. even if street is the next rivera, we probably won't know until the break.
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Postby warrick95 » Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:44 am

nmarq8 wrote:i agree. remember how high people were on ryan wagner this time last year. taking on the mentality of becoming an MLB closer takes time. even if street is the next rivera, we probably won't know until the break.


Mentality is the big plus with Street, because his stuff isn't that great. His fastball is usually around 89-92 with sinking action and he compliments that with a great slider. Still, that sort of fastball is definitely not what closers normally have. Personally, I don't see what the hype is with him. He's pitched so well on the big time stage, which is why people are enamored by him. I think closers need a. mentality and b. superb stuff. Many failed closers have b. but not a. Street is one of the rare cases of having incredible poise.

That being said, I don't see him as having close to enough value to even bother keeping. He doesn't have the stuff to be an elite closer. I even question if he can end up being a closer in the first place...instead of a top set-up man.
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Postby thehat » Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:56 am

Put me down on the no value for now side. We'll see down the road, but I can tell you I'm not nearly as sold on Street as all these "experts" who froth at the mouth every time Beane makes a move.
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