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Postby Eastern Lightning » Mon May 09, 2005 12:32 am

What can I expect from this guy this year? Is 20 HR's, 20 SB's still reasonable or did he "shrink" this offseason. Just looking for some opinions so I can decide what to do with him.
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Postby tomkatt » Mon May 09, 2005 1:55 am

I think 20/20 is a reasonable prediction. I'm a little worried about his power numbers though. He doesn't seem to be driving the ball. I could see him also ending up with about a .300 average, 15 homers, 15 steals, and a boat load of doubles. Throw in maybe 65-70 ribbies.
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Postby Eastern Lightning » Mon May 09, 2005 3:19 am

Thanks. Any other Braves fans like to chime in on this one?
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Postby bselig » Mon May 09, 2005 3:48 am

20 homers isn't remotely a reasonable prediction, not even close. He'll be lucky to jack ten now that he's off the roids. Giles is SMALL, really, really, really small. If you think Brian Roberts is small please please look at Giles this year. I think his other stats should be OK, but the runs might be down a bit without Sheff back there to knock him in.
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Postby kentx12 » Mon May 09, 2005 6:58 am

He started off slow but has started to pick it back up. I believe he can give you 15 to 20 hr, 70 rbi's, over 100 runs scored, 15 steals and a .310 avg. Not that bad if my numbers hold up.
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Postby Yoda » Mon May 09, 2005 8:56 am

bselig wrote:20 homers isn't remotely a reasonable prediction, not even close. He'll be lucky to jack ten now that he's off the roids. Giles is SMALL, really, really, really small. If you think Brian Roberts is small please please look at Giles this year. I think his other stats should be OK, but the runs might be down a bit without Sheff back there to knock him in.


That is a ridiculous claim. He looks exactly the same as he did last season or the season before.

He started off slow this year and has been nicked up already. But he is making good contact still and started driving the ball (4 2B in last 3 games) so 20 HR isn't out of the question.
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Postby bselig » Mon May 09, 2005 9:04 am

Not a chance. He's way smaller. Enjoy the doubles, though. I know I won't.
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Postby Pedro » Mon May 09, 2005 9:40 am

bselig wrote:Not a chance. He's way smaller. Enjoy the doubles, though. I know I won't.


Which one of these pictures is from 2003 and which one is from 2005?

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Postby tomkatt » Mon May 09, 2005 11:25 am

bselig wrote:20 homers isn't remotely a reasonable prediction, not even close. He'll be lucky to jack ten now that he's off the roids. Giles is SMALL, really, really, really small. If you think Brian Roberts is small please please look at Giles this year. I think his other stats should be OK, but the runs might be down a bit without Sheff back there to knock him in.


Put down the crack pipe, and slowly back away..............

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Postby bselig » Mon May 09, 2005 11:45 am

Pedro: I'm not guesstimating based on low quality internet pics selected by you. Nice try, but sorry. I watch, have watched, and will continue to watch Braves games. Tomkatt: I'm done here, because what I'm saying is, in fact, conjecture. In September, when Giles hits over 20 homers, I'll paypal you ten bucks, if you'd like. It won't happen, but nothing I say is going to prove that - only time and Marcus.
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