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Postby jskidder » Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:23 pm

i've been holding on to him all season because i'm in a keeper league that allows us to keep 10 players. i'm getting to the point now where i am tempted to drop him. should i hold on any longer? also, at this point, which 10 guys would you keep?

C AJ Pierzynski (C)
1B Frank Thomas (1B, DH)
2B Alfonso Soriano (2B)
3B Chavez, Eric (3B)
SS Rodriguez, Alex (SS)
OF Preston Wilson (CF)
OF Wells, Vernon (CF)
OF Milton Bradley (CF)
Util Placido Polanco (3B, 2B)
Bench Pat Burrell (RF)
Bench Eric Byrnes (CF, RF, LF)
Bench Gibbons, Jay (RF, 1B)
Bench Kearns, Austin (RF)
DL Johnson, Nick (1B)

SP Halladay, Roy (SP)
SP Schmidt, Jason (SP)
SP Dontrelle Willis (SP)
RP Foulke, Keith (RP)
RP Lance Carter (RP)
P Pineiro, Joel (SP, RP)
P Francisco Cordero (RP)
Bench Hernandez, Runelvys (SP)
Bench Penny, Brad (SP)
Bench Josh Beckett (SP)
Bench Clement, Matt (SP)
Bench Rich Harden (SP)
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Postby BostonBK7 » Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:31 pm

I would keep him for a little longer; see how he does after the All-Star break. The Phillies have a decent team, so its possible that he could still have a good second half.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:53 pm

I'd wait a bit more. But maybe I'm a sucker...

10 keepers?

Start with these, obviously:

Arod
Chavez
Soriano
Wells

Halladay
Schmidt
Willis

Others I'd consider, depending on injuries, etc.: Kearns, Wilson, Foulke, Burrell, Harden (why else would you have him?)
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Postby Super GM » Fri Jul 11, 2003 1:34 pm

I think slowly but surely the time has come to give up on Pat Burrell. Lets just hope he does better next year!
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Postby Payne Dailey » Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:05 pm

I'd keep him in your keeper league but I let him go on three teams already in yahoo.
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Postby TheRock » Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:06 pm

Depends on your situation. I've only got 6 bench spots so I cut him lose and he awaits me on the waiver wire if I want him back. You've got the bench space to spare, so why not?
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Postby Guest » Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:18 pm

I let him go in my 12 team league, but it's not a keeper, which made it much easier for me to drop him.

What's funny, is that before the season I read how the addition of Thome makes Pat Burrell an MVP candidate this season. Wow, who would have imagined that they would have been this far off.
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Postby terpfan » Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:21 pm

not unless there is a really good looking free agent.
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:52 am

Keep Burrell. Johnson, Penny, Harden are more cuttable. I see 12 keepers for 10 spots.

Soriano, Arod, Wells, Chavez, Foulke, Halladay, Schmidt, Wilson are 8. Final 2 between Willis, most likely 9th, Piniero, Beckett, Kearns. I like Kearns in a keeper, so i would go Kearns, Willis.
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Postby Danks81 » Sat Jul 12, 2003 2:47 pm

Drop him. This season is lost for him.
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