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Would you be comfortable with Felix as your ace?

Postby nsulham » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:00 pm

Obviously in a keeper this is a no-brainer but how about for this year? Given his incredible talent, but extremely young age, would you be cool to let him anchor your staff?

Thoughts please. Thanks ;-)
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:02 pm

In a word...NO.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:02 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:In a word...NO.


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Postby Andy1234 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:06 pm

I wouldn't be comfortable at all, with him as my ace.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:21 pm

As much as I love Felix, I would not be comfortable with him as my ace either. Number 2 or 3, sure, but I need a Peavy, Sheets, or Halladay to anchor my staff most definitely.
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Re: Would you be comfortable with Felix as your ace?

Postby theclefe » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:21 pm

nsulham wrote:Obviously in a keeper this is a no-brainer but how about for this year? Given his incredible talent, but extremely young age, would you be cool to let him anchor your staff?

Thoughts please. Thanks ;-)


You might be able to get away with it. I think he could put up pretty good numbers. If you want to base your season on the risk he won't slump, I say go for it. If you can get him a few rounds cheaper than most aces then take a shot.
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Postby JTWood » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:30 pm

I wouldn't even want him as my ace in a keeper league; not at this moment, at least. In three years, I'd be tickled pink to have him as my ace, but now, he's gonna be my #3 starter if I have the choice.

Of course, the bigger the league, the higher his value, but in a 12 to 14-teamer, I don't want to rely on him. He's still young.
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Postby The Cow » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:32 pm

I was asked a similar question after Prior's rookie year. I was comfortble with Prior as my ace then and I am even more comfortable with The King as my ace now. Some players are just too good to even worry about. Sure with most prospects I would be uncomfortable, but Felix is an elite prospect. No worries here. The only thing that can stop Felix is injuries, but isn't every pitcher an injury risk??? I have Felix in my keeper league, keep 4 and I see zero reason to worry.
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Postby Mills13 » Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:35 pm

There are so many more proven pitchers that I would rather have. I would have him my number 3 at the highest.
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