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looking back at offseason predictions

Postby stumpak » Thu May 19, 2005 2:53 pm

Now that we are approaching the 1/3 mark of the season, I thought it would interesting to see how some of people's most ardent off-season predictions turned out. Here's mine:

WRONG
BJ Ryan - very, very wrong on this one
Wells - wrong so far, but I remained convinced he will come around
Glaus - he is not hitting .250, yet
Burnitz - not hitting .230, yet
Mauer - not hurt yet
Polanco - still splitting time with Utley
Piniero - really liked this guy to bounce back
Shields - I insisted that Donnelly was more valuable

RIGHT
Halladay - back to old form
Vazquez - back to old form
Kolb - very very right on this one
Jeremy Reed - overmatched
Mench - last year was not an abberration
Nick Swisher - skillset does not make for a good fantasy player
Abreu (in the Abreu vs. Beltran context)
Chad Cordero - turned into a consistent closer
Beltre - every Dodger fan could have told you this was coming
Inge - great value at C
Figgins - low BA
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Re: looking back at offseason predictions

Postby phunkadelic » Thu May 19, 2005 4:31 pm

stumpak wrote:Now that we are approaching the 1/3 mark of the season,


Most teams aren't even at the 1/4 mark yet :*)

I still think it's too early to give up on some of my predicitions, or to toot my own horn just yet.

Actually, I've done given up on Kevin Brown already, but that's the only one so far.
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Postby Box » Thu May 19, 2005 4:41 pm

Go ahead and throw Kearns, Rowand, Holliday, Berroa and Madritsch in the big fat WRONG pile.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Thu May 19, 2005 4:52 pm

You're gonna throw Rowand into that pile? Why is that?

Wrong - Victor Martinez as the best C is the one that stands out for me.

Right - haven't been right on much.
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Postby cookman » Thu May 19, 2005 5:23 pm

Its still to early for a lot of these predictions. A couple I don't think you can count yet:

Figgins: BA is low right now due to current slump. He was actually hitting about .320 before this slump. He has shown to be a very streaky hitter. Started season slow, and then went on a tear where he hit safely in 16 of 17 games, nearly doubling his average, but then went cold again. He's hitting .255 right now, so another hot streak could easily push him over .300 again.

Mench: I own Mench and I think he has a lot of potential, but I still think it is a little early to say he's been above or below expectations this year. He hasn't gotten regular PT this year, has missed some time with injuries, and half of his HR's came in a two game stretch this week.
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Postby tuff_gong » Thu May 19, 2005 5:33 pm

my eric chavez bustin out predicition hasn't exactly worked out so far.
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Well that's just like, your opinion man.
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Postby George_Foreman » Thu May 19, 2005 6:12 pm

tuff_gong wrote:my eric chavez bustin out predicition hasn't exactly worked out so far.


i'm not sure why you'd say that. he's still hitting in the .230s.
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Postby The Punisher » Thu May 19, 2005 6:21 pm

Dont know why youd consider Rowand. Hes been fine 13th round value for me
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Postby Yoda » Thu May 19, 2005 7:14 pm

Beltre hands down. I have never been this wrong about a player in my life.

VMart is a close second but I snagged Mauer later in the draft.
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Postby beltrans_boy » Thu May 19, 2005 7:14 pm

VMart killed me this year.
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