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Postby bd3521 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:13 pm

According to the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles might look to
acquire Todd Helton from the Colorado Rockies. One potential
trade offer for Helton could include Jay Gibbons, Nick
Markakis, Hayden Penn and John Parrish. The Orioles might
even throw in Sidney Ponson.
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:15 pm

He's got a horrible contract... was getting Sosa not enough, they want to take on more unneccesary burden by getting Helton too? Sure he's a good hitter, but not THAT good to warrant all that $$$. At least IMO he's not.
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Postby blankman » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:16 pm

Just proves the O's are trying to win with nothing but hitting. It could work but if they hypothetically made the playoffs, they'd be screwed with their pitching.
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:16 pm

Helton + Baltimore = Fantasy Bust
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Postby LBJackal » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:18 pm

Yeah his fantasy value would take a huge hit. He'd go from a .350 BA/30 HR hitter to a .325 BA/20 HR hitter. And some people spent a first round pick on him :-o
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Postby BritSox » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:21 pm

LBJackal wrote:Yeah his fantasy value would take a huge hit. He'd go from a .350 BA/30 HR hitter to a .325 BA/20 HR hitter. And some people spent a first round pick on him :-o


It would, but i still think that move is unlikely. The O's don't need any more offense, and he's the franchise player, and I think Col overrate him even over that.
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Postby stoner420 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:22 pm

yeah.. i agree with whats been said... and ihighly doubt theyd even make the playoffs... but just imagine the lineup filled with roberts mora sosa helton and tejada... yikes... i certainly wouldnt feel very confident against them,... even with schill on the mound or something... thats just scary.
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Postby mcmahojl » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:29 pm

They are willing to throw in Ponson? Throw Ponson in the trash, first of all, plus, dont the O's realize that Bruce Chen and Rodrigo Lopez are not going to cut it all year? I dont understand that franchise. The Nationals come into town and Angelos is afraid of the $$ he will be losing in the seats...so he gets Sosa, now he wants to get Helton....he knows that hitting sells tickets. I am not so sure that his priorities are in the right order....
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Postby RAmst23 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:42 pm

Hitting sells tickets, but winning sells even more tickets than that. Nothing fills the stadium like a winner, really what are they doing over there? Yes teams have won and competed on hitting (Angeles just a couple years ago hit there way to a World Series title) but you need at least average pitching to be a winner with a great line-up. Orioles have nothing, this is probably just rumor talk, but if true would turn the AL East into a slug fest.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:50 pm

Ponson having 15 or so starts at Coors would be a disaster.
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