BIG 4 Shortstops...... - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2015 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

BIG 4 Shortstops......

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Big 4

Postby Peter Gammons » Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:25 am

I've only thought of it as the Big 2 (A-rod, Nomar).

Renteria's a stud and will only get better. Furcal's been a Top 3 SS this year so far.
Peter Gammons

Home Cafe: Football
Friendliness: %

Postby JRRNeiklot » Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:41 am

I've been more than happy with Cabrera's performance so far this year.
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 503
(Past Year: 23)
Joined: 15 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby wrveres » Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:04 am

jdh wrote:I see ARod and Nomar as really the big two shortstops, with a huge dropoff below those two. I don't think that the big four shortstops really exists anymore, with Jeter and Tejada both falling far below the level of Nomar and ARod this year especially. Jeter never was really on the level of Nomar in my opinion, and Tejada only reached that level for one year, and might have peaked last year. I think at this point, Jeter, Tejada, Furcal and Renteria are all at about the same level but far below the big two.

It is so fuuny to see you giving up on Tejada so quickly. It really is..

I have them like this
    (blank space or air....lots of air)
    Nomar, Renteria, Tejada
    Cabrera, Furcal, Jeter.

And I have Renteria on 3 teams ... Cabrera on the fourth.
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe Musketeer
Posts: 31783
(Past Year: 642)
Joined: 2 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby ChooseaShort » Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:18 am

Which is a better choice for the rest of the season? Cabrera or Furcal?

Home Cafe: Football
Friendliness: %

Postby John Bonzo » Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:49 pm

Furcal is definitely hands down the better choice for the rest of the season.

Im going to wait a while before saying anything about Jeter's lack of production. I would say that much of his lack of production could be because of his horrible injury. I doubt he is totally healed from that. He stole 30 bases last year (or somehting like that)...that's where his most value is.
John Bonzo
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1285
Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Houston, TX

Postby Dr.DooM » Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:20 pm

I would say Cabrera has a decent prognosis as well. Of all three (Furcal, Renteria, Cabrera) he's the only one who's remained steady since the beginning while the others have cooled a bit. For the last month, I would say Cabrera edges out Furcal in performance.

Now what to do about Mora? He is the anomoly of the season and nobody really knows what to do about this guy. He can't stay this good and my bet is that he will taper off sharply after the all-star break. Still, he never performed this well for this long so there's always the possibility that he's achieved some sort of "illumination" in the way he plays baseball. He indicated in an interview that his past dropoffs were due to the way he always tried to gun for a home run and be too much of a power hitter. He now believes in a more patient method and is concentrating on just getting the ball in play. This would explain is high OBP and average. Still, his true value will be only be known next year in retrospect. In the meantime, I'll ride him as long as he keeps hitting.
Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 537
Joined: 11 May 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues

Get Ready...
The 2015 MLB season starts in 10:02 hours
(and 96 days)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact