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Postby Philly Pride » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:11 am

What are the Astros planning to do with Chris Burke this year? There's just no way that they can bench him after what he did in the postseason last year. Is he now the starting 2B with Biggio moving to the OF, or vice versa? Needless to say, we want him at 2B since that's a really weak position.

If he plays 150 games this year, he might even get around 20/20. Who knows?
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Postby rlee » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:18 am

I might be wrong, but I think the Astros are commited to Biggio at 2nd base again this year. Which means that if Burke plays, it'll be LF. Would it better for the team to flip their positions? IMO, YES. However my opinion means zilcho :-S
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:10 am

I think it depends on Bagwell. If he is healthy he will be in the lineup and Berkman moves back to LF. Otherwise Burke will be in LF. Chances are he seeing plenty of playing time either way.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:06 am

I have him at LF in my preseason depth-chart.
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Postby chadlincoln » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:41 am

rlee wrote:I might be wrong, but I think the Astros are commited to Biggio at 2nd base again this year. Which means that if Burke plays, it'll be LF. Would it better for the team to flip their positions? IMO, YES. However my opinion means zilcho :-S
Biggio is still a decent option at 2B. Passes my expectations of what I think he can do every year. Does he pull a Brett Boone this year though?
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Postby Philly Pride » Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:51 pm

I think Biggio is still good for 20 HR, but the average will dip a little.

Hmmm....could they possibly trade Bagwell? They gotta get Burke playing time somehow.
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Postby RAmst23 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:53 pm

Philly Pride wrote:I think Biggio is still good for 20 HR, but the average will dip a little.

Hmmm....could they possibly trade Bagwell? They gotta get Burke playing time somehow.


Bagwell is making something like 17 million, and would assume he's not worth too much on that open market. Plus, bad PR move.

Burke's value goes way down in the OF, so hopefully he can grab a couple starts at 2B and qualify there.
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Postby Music2004Man » Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:22 pm

Philly Pride wrote:I think Biggio is still good for 20 HR, but the average will dip a little.

Hmmm....could they possibly trade Bagwell? They gotta get Burke playing time somehow.


Bagwell has a ridiculously large contract. There's no way they would be able to move him.
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Postby stumpak » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:53 pm

On a smaller scale, I think Burke will be this year's Orlando Cabrera. People will overpay based on his big postseason. In reality he has yet to show that, while the fantasy potential is there, he is worth anything at 2B much less OF in anything but the very deepest leagues. But watch, some fool will gamble on him in almost every league.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:50 pm

didn't he cool off later in the NLCS and in the WS after his hot start?

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