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Postby messenjah » Sun May 22, 2005 11:59 pm

I want to see a lot of peoples opinions on whether or not Roberts is the real deal. Part of me really wants to call him a bust, but he's been keeping this up for a while. When does it turn into not a fluke?
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Postby tomkatt » Mon May 23, 2005 12:07 am

At this point I don't see him slowing down a whole helluva lot. He will be steady, probably not as spectacular as he's been so far. Should score a bunch of runs, and probably steal around 30-35 bases. He's already surpassed expectations in the power department. He's surely going to add to them.

I think there is a good chance he is experiencing a dream season. If he stays locked in, the sky is the limit. He may surpass what anybody is predicting for him. I know I sure am glad I plucked him off the free agent wire just days before the season opener. :-D
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Postby theskaboss » Mon May 23, 2005 12:14 am

tomkatt wrote: I know I sure am glad I plucked him off the free agent wire just days before the season opener. :-D


Me too!!!

I think his power will drop a bit, but other than that he seems like the real deal.
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Postby baseballnewb » Mon May 23, 2005 12:25 am

His steals will falter if the past few years are any indication and my bet is he turns into a 2-3 HR a month guy from here on out. His average obviously won't stay at 370 but I do believe he'll hit around 300 most of the year. So in closing, he's not a complete fluke but he's not as good as his numbers indicate so far either. He's right in the middle of the two.
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Postby rainman23 » Mon May 23, 2005 2:33 am

The word "bust" certainly won't be appropriate. If he reverts to expected form the rest of the year, he's still had an incredible season. If you ever start seeing "Roberts is a bum" posts, then the author will have an i.d. like "imachump" or "couldiBEmorestupid." If you drafted him or plucked him off the FA list, you struck gold, and there is no conceivable downside. If you sold the farm to trade for him when his value was off the scale...well, that's your bad.

Anyway, if you're interested in the fascinating world of opinions on Roberts, there is no shortage of lengthy posts in the Cafe on this subject. I'll give you a hint though as you're reading these -- nobody knows what he's going to do the rest of this year. And when you read fervent opinions on it either way, then the writer does not know what they're talking about. At the one-quarter pole, though, it's reasonable to think that his performance drops off considerably the rest of the season, but that it's still significantly better than his career numbers. If that's true, he's still an extremely value fantasy option.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Mon May 23, 2005 6:50 am

He is probably going to be the 2nd ranked 2B (Soriano being first). He is going to finish with similar numbers to Mike Young last year, with maybe a few less HR and a lot more steals.
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Postby Yoda » Mon May 23, 2005 9:48 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:He is probably going to be the 2nd ranked 2B (Soriano being first). He is going to finish with similar numbers to Mike Young last year, with maybe a few less HR and a lot more steals.


I think Roberts will have better numbers than Soriano.

On another hand, what type of leagues do you guys play in where Roberts was a free agent?
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Postby The Kavorka » Mon May 23, 2005 10:04 am

Why is everyone so excited about Dave Roberts?
What are you guys doing?
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Postby acsguitar » Mon May 23, 2005 10:25 am

He's a good player and obviously can hit...Maybee he's this years Carl Crawford....People in my league are convinced he's better then beltran and so far this year they are right..but we'll see.
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Postby hybrid » Mon May 23, 2005 11:18 am

He has been slowing down, except for his AVG. and OBP%. He had such an amazing April though that you don't notice.

April: 23 games 95 AB's - 21 runs - 8 hr's - 26 rbi - 10 sb's

May: 20 games 83 AB's 15 runs - 3 hr's - 7 rbi's - 3 sb's
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