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Postby BuckeyeSal » Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:17 pm

when do I cut it loose and try and trade him?
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Postby nikku88 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:26 pm

I don't think now is the time to trade him, not when his value is low.
I think he'll be good, but I thought he could struggle a bit, so I picked up Lowell as insurance. Well, that isn't working out so well either. :~(
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:42 pm

This year is proving out the adage that rookies or near rookies can just kill you and you should never rely on them. Wright, Morneau, Bay and others. May be fine in the long run, but gambling on them in a draft is not a wise bet generally.
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Postby BuckeyeSal » Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:46 pm

Lesson learned. Are there any Mets fan's out there that can give me some glimmer of hope?
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Postby jbones733 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:00 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:This year is proving out the adage that rookies or near rookies can just kill you and you should never rely on them. Wright, Morneau, Bay and others. May be fine in the long run, but gambling on them in a draft is not a wise bet generally.


what about last year, M Cabs, Blalock, Big Tex ????

they will be fine just struggling, gotta be patient, of course their is always a chance for a sophomore slump
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Postby baseballnewb » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:03 pm

Half of the part timers from last year will work out, half won't. Its really just a guessing game which is why you always have to slightly devalue rookie players in the draft.
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:04 pm

People start out slow. I wouldnt say that David Wright should be traded. The guy is having a problem, but look at Scott Rolen...do you want to trade him? He has been a slow starter as well and no one seems to be bringing up his name. Stick with Wright, I dont see you being disappointed.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:13 pm

BuckeyeSal wrote:Lesson learned. Are there any Mets fan's out there that can give me some glimmer of hope?

Wright just needs to make second year adjustments. It's still very early so some of it can just be attributed to bad luck and a small sample size. I've watched all his games so far and he seems to be getting exposed a little inside where he's having trouble turning on pitches. Despite the fact that he went 0-2, yesterday was a great game for Wright at the plate and he looked like he was starting to adapt to how they were working him. He had some really great battles against Burnett.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:30 pm

Long-term, Wright will be golden.

Hang in there. ;-D
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Postby Dawgpound 1613 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:07 pm

From the times I've seen him bat, he doesn't look to be overmatched. He does have 9 K in 37 AB (which is a little higher than his career), but, otherwise, he's taking walks, has an isolated slugging above .200, and generally showing similar traits to last year.

I think he'll be fine. Just small sample size right now. Make a little bit better contact and the hits will drop and the average will rise. Maybe he's just pressing a little right now after hitting into 2 DPs the first game. That will change.

He may be young, but the better players still seem to play pretty well out of the gate. He's been compared to Rolen, and Rolen went .283-21-92-16 his first full season - numbers I wouldn't be surprised to see for Wright at the end of the year.
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