I traded V.Wells/C.Pavano for Beltran two weeks ago. Im up substantially in this money league so Im looking at the playoffs. It was a risky move that I feel like my team can take, even if Beltran doesnt heat up. Hopefully the guy takes off and carries my team through the end of the season (though,Im not forecasting this)
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AKhomebrewer wrote:He must have some value ... the owner in my league won't part with him. (And, no, I haven't tried Brady Clark straight-up ).
Don't blame him......... If I owned beltran he would be a firm hold for the rest of the season with the garbage that would probably be offered for him. Sell him start of next season when hype is building on him again.
Bag on Beltran all you want, I'm still not ready to give up on him. Is he going to hit 30 HRs? Hell no. Is he going to swipe 30 bases? I really doubt it. But he has proven in the past that he can blow up like crazy suddenly and without notice. 27 steals in the second half? Not likely, but with Beltran you KNOW it's possible because he's done it before. How many homers did he blast in the postseason last year? It's not likely he'll get that hot again this season, but you know he's capable of it... because we've seen him do it. I think he's a gamble for the rest of the season. He could continue to be mediocre as hell or he could reward the faithful big time.
Figured I'd throw out two deals that have happened within the last month involving Beltran.
I dealt BJ Ryan straight-up for Beltran.
I dealt Beltran, Crawford, Blalock for Pujols and Mench.
Obviously he has some value left...but his best value is in an uneven trade like the second one listed...while I doubt I could have gotten Pujols for Crawford/Blalock I was able to get Pujols + a solid OF'er for Beltran, Crawford and Blalock.
he has the ability to break out and put up some amazing stats, which is why its hard to deal him for below value, but he hasn't utilized it at all. if you have him and aren't a believer, you still have to hold on to him and ride it out in hopes of a hot streak in which you can either deal him or enjoy, and if you are faithful, you never know what'll happen. there's a reason he was a top four pick in the beginning of the season, hopefully he'll remember what it is.
Well keeping up his current projections, Beltran is falling way short of his expectations. However, FBC's 2005 mid season draft still has him going at pick #11. Is he still a first rounder if he continues this horrid pace for 2006, i'd probably choose someone else...I haven't seen any real flashes of brilliance yet this season....except for whatever reason when Pedro pitches an occasional HR, but no multi-multi base hit games, no 4-4's w/ 2SBs and a HR. Well, I still will hold onto him because I have too much pride to sell low at this point.