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Postby T Long » Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:38 pm

i have ramon hernandez at catcher right now and i just picked up mike librethal

will started one of them depending on what team the face be alright for me?

should i trade for another catcher and if so who should i try and get?

here my lineup

c- ramon hernandez / mike librethal
1b - mike sweeney
2b- ray durham
3b- scott rolen
ss- nomar garciapara
lf- pujols
cf - beltran
rf - ichiro
of-garet anderson
util-luis gonzo
util-brian giles
bench- damon
bench - todd walker
bench- hernandez / librethal
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Postby jdh » Fri Jun 13, 2003 3:49 pm

Lieberthal is a fine offensive catcher, and I'd be inclined to just leave him in the starting role unless he goes into a slump. He will probably hit at least .280 for the season this year, and that's what you should be looking for in a catcher, one that doesn't hurt your batting average and everything else is a bonus. Hernandez has slightly better power, but is probably only a .250-.260 hitter.

I wouldn't bother making a trade. Jorge Posada would give you more power from the catcher position and Pudge Rodriquez would give you some steals, but those slight upgrades aren't worth the premium you'd have to pay to get them. With Piazza down, I don't think there really is any elite catchers right now. Rather than go for a better catcher, try to get power and speed stats from your outfield and utility slots.
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Postby CaptainJenks » Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:29 pm

Its a catcher damnitt. you dont need to much offensive from your catcher
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Postby T Long » Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:43 pm

dude shut the hell up
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Jun 13, 2003 4:45 pm

stick with lieberthal and drop hernandez. there isnt any good reason in my opinion to have two catchers. use the extra roster spot on someone who has some potential to impact your team.
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Postby crazybob60 » Fri Jun 13, 2003 5:36 pm

I would stick with Lieberthal as well, and drop Hernandez and if you really want to deal someone and get an upgrade, I would try to deal Ichiro and with him try to get Posada, you may have to throw in one of your 2B though, but I think you are fine where you are at. Your OF is stacked though. Look to deal something there to maybe upgrade a different position.
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Postby T Long » Fri Jun 13, 2003 5:48 pm

thanks guys i'm gonna drop hernandez and pick up another position player and probally not try and upgrade my catcher
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Postby great gretzky » Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:16 pm

drop hernandez. ride the hot hand at catcher. is meyers available?
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Postby Billy Balou » Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:40 pm

Lets take a look at Ramon Hernandez's stats for this week so far:

4R, 2HR, 6RBI, 1BB, 0.357AVG

Maybe his hitting slump has ended?


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