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Postby Bosy Billups » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:23 pm

Is it pre-mature? He is embaressing the Yanks!
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Postby flowbee » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:26 pm

He's can be dominating at times, and just blow up and have a stretch of terrible games. He's usually a slow starter but had success against the yanks in 04' when he had his big year

Hopefully he's in 04' form
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Postby Bosy Billups » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:28 pm

All I know is that I started D. Cabrera and Escobar both tonight, as a risk, and Escobar is really mitigating all damage done by Cabrera. I dropped Cabrera for Seo, however.
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:40 pm

Injury risk.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:47 pm

I started Kelvim at the last second today. ;-D
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Postby jh2031 » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:57 pm

Bosy Billups wrote:All I know is that I started D. Cabrera and Escobar both tonight, as a risk, and Escobar is really mitigating all damage done by Cabrera. I dropped Cabrera for Seo, however.


You shouldn't have dropped Cabrera. I know he had a bad game but the guy can be a monster when he has control. Enter: Leo Mazzone.
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Postby Bosy Billups » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:48 am

I dropped him for Seo, who is projected by all the "experts" to have a better season (although not as many K's).

Even if Cabrera gets 3 no-hitters, what's the benefit if he pitches 5 more games like tonight? Enter Maz? That means he will be tinkering with his style and experimenting --- too dangerous for me.
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Postby Joe Mauer » Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:50 am

mweir145 wrote:Injury risk.


Duh. I think that is obvious. But taking a couple educated risks is what brings home the championships.

I took the risk on him. I don't view it a risk. He is healthy again he has great stuff. I also got him for a small $5 price tag. Well worth the buy for a guy who could put up No. 1 or (more likely) No. 2 fantasy SP numbers. Heck, Matt Cain went for more than him at our draft ($6.....to me...another educated risk). So he was at a great value. At $12 or more....no longer a value worth the risk.

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Postby mweir145 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:11 am

Joe Mauer wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Injury risk.


Duh. I think that is obvious. But taking a couple educated risks is what brings home the championships.

I took the risk on him. I don't view it a risk. He is healthy again he has great stuff. I also got him for a small $5 price tag. Well worth the buy for a guy who could put up No. 1 or (more likely) No. 2 fantasy SP numbers. Heck, Matt Cain went for more than him at our draft ($6.....to me...another educated risk). So he was at a great value. At $12 or more....no longer a value worth the risk.

Don't get me wrong, I would have drafted the guy if I didn't think he was being overvalued (taken in the 10th round in my league), as I think he has great potential to be a superb fantasy starter. He was on my team last year, and his numbers (while he was there) really did help me. However, I have a hard time believing he won't get hurt again, he was supposed to be healthy when he came back last April, it turned out he wasn't. I decided not to waste a 10th rounder for Escobar, and waited a few rounds for Lee and Contreras.
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Postby 5 » Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:29 pm

I would've held on to Cabrera also but can't blame ya for getting rid of a risk. The Mazzone thing is so overrated as far as I'm concerned. I liked Cabrera going into this season regardless of his pitching coach. I'm being patient with him.
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