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Postby FantasyFreak » Thu May 12, 2005 9:26 pm

comparing berkman to kevin mench and geoff jenkins is ridiculous
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Postby Yoda » Thu May 12, 2005 9:39 pm

I agree. I think once he gets his swing back, he is a top hitter.

I offered an owner Berkman for Sexson (I need CI badly) and he asked me if I was serious. I replied that this would be the only time I would even consider trading Berkman for Sexson straight up. Ever.
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Postby dracovonborax » Thu May 12, 2005 10:14 pm

i for one am not selling high on berkman..but for furure concerns and not so much this year. i got him for $8 in our auction, his being hurt made no one want to touch him. i'll be keeping that boy for the next 3 years at $5 increments... i think he is way better than a $13 player next season or even $18 in 2. :-D
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Postby brock middlebrook » Thu May 12, 2005 10:52 pm

Yoda wrote:I agree. I think once he gets his swing back, he is a top hitter.

I offered an owner Berkman for Sexson (I need CI badly) and he asked me if I was serious. I replied that this would be the only time I would even consider trading Berkman for Sexson straight up. Ever.


keep in mind, depending on your league rules, Berkman could get CI elig. later this yr, playing spot duty at 1B.
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Postby Ousmagic » Thu May 12, 2005 11:08 pm

berkman will be fine he's just starting out slow off of the injury nothing to worry about yet
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Postby Amazinz » Thu May 12, 2005 11:21 pm

I agree that Rotoworld is giving out some bad advice concerning Berkman. This situation is a little different than Wilson and some other recent OFer injuries because we all knew Berkman would start the season on the DL. So if you have him in a redraft you got him relatively cheap. I wouldn't be in a hurry to get rid of him and I agree with Pedantic, trade him now and you're almost certainly selling low.
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Postby brandnew » Fri May 13, 2005 12:07 am

brock middlebrook wrote:
Yoda wrote:I agree. I think once he gets his swing back, he is a top hitter.

I offered an owner Berkman for Sexson (I need CI badly) and he asked me if I was serious. I replied that this would be the only time I would even consider trading Berkman for Sexson straight up. Ever.


keep in mind, depending on your league rules, Berkman could get CI elig. later this yr, playing spot duty at 1B.


I dunno if he'll play any more at 1B, unless they have someone else to put in LF. Lamb was unbelieveably horrible in LF during the Braves' series. I mean really bad.
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Postby gws226 » Fri May 13, 2005 12:52 am

What the Rotoworld is suggesting is that you consider selling berkman the legend now, just in case he becomes Berkman the myth.

Berkman went in the 8th & 14th rounds in my 2 most competitive leagues this year... For those of you that drafted him that late, and held onto him, you will surely benefit regardless of what road you take with him. (Im actually looking at the 14th round and wondering why the hell I didn't grab him..... edit: ahh Gagne already injured on my draft roster. )

Now that he is heathly (but still unproven) he will command a much higher value then someones 8th or 14th round picks. This is an opportunity for owners to lock in a safe value in return for him. If he busts you have excellent return value, if he goes about his usual you still got a competitive player in return without having to live with the risk that the berkman owner is taking.

I did this last year with one of my teams..... When preston came back, everyone was looking for that final playoff push. I forgot who I traded him for, but Im sure that player outplayed Preston the myth last summer.

I guess maggilo owners can relate to this method, because unforunately maggilio is out again, and has pretty much lost all value for the remainer of the year.

As for me, Im not going with Rotoworld's suggestion on this one, someone Waived Berkman a week ago (no clue why) and he will sit on my roster because he was a freebie for me :)

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