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Postby nettles3Ball-star » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:41 pm

Which guy will be more help down the stretch?

Which will be better long term?

Feel free to add in other rookie arms. Though I think there's nearly unanimous agreement on the King.
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Postby Webster11 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:43 pm

For the rest of the year I like Baker better just because of Santanas extreme inconsistency. But for the future I like Santana since he has shown that he has the potential to be a star.
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Postby jh2031 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:23 pm

Santana for both. In the short run it's because he has the Angels offense behind him. In the long run because he's extremely talented and has all the tools to be a star.
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:07 pm

i like santanna with that explosive angels offense ;-D
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Postby theclefe » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:09 pm

Santana for the short run, because there is a good chance he will get more starts, and Baker for the long run. Yes, Santana may become a star someday, but Baker is already a consistantly good pitcher and is a sure thing down the road.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:09 pm

Baker for this year and maybe next year. He has good command and he is the better pitcher right now.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:15 pm

I like Baker for this season, but not if your main concern is wins. That run support is hideous; I already own JSantana and Radke, so I've held off on signing Baker, even though I could use an arm.

Long-term: I'd say ESantana, because of the huge upside. Baker should be a decent Major Leaguer, but he's not even the top prospect in his own organization (he sez, drooling over Liriano).
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Postby theclefe » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:29 pm

There are several young guys pitching this season with a huge upside. It is more than likely only 1-3 will ever reach that potential. The rest will be inconsistent and frustrating. Baker may never be an ace, but he is the best rookie pitcher behind Duke this season and he will still be standing in five years when all these guys with high ceilings finally pan out.

Keep him, and if he doesn't work out, then get one of the next batch of "potential" superstars.
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Postby TB13 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:31 am

theclefe wrote: but he is the best rookie pitcher behind Duke this season


I could have sworn that some guy named Felix is claiming the top "rookie" pitcher slot.
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Postby EnFuego » Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:27 pm

TB13 wrote:
theclefe wrote: but he is the best rookie pitcher behind Duke this season


I could have sworn that some guy named Felix is claiming the top "rookie" pitcher slot.


It's a understanding here that Felix is a 10 year veteran with the way he is pitching right now and not a rookie. :-D
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