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Postby J35J » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:03 pm

SportsLitter wrote:When I made this post, I was talking real life, not fantasy. If all mlb teams were dismantled, and teams had to start picking over.. I honestly believe Roy O would be the first or second pitcher taken. He is young and dominant.

He throws curves in the 60s and fastballs in the mid to high 90s. All of you who say he is over rated have probably never seen him pitch. You just watch your espn highlights and eat what they feed you.


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Postby SportsLitter » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:08 pm

I'm a regular at the football cafe... just haven't been to baseball in a year or so.
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Postby Ender » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:15 pm

SportsLitter wrote:When I made this post, I was talking real life, not fantasy. If all mlb teams were dismantled, and teams had to start picking over.. I honestly believe Roy O would be the first or second pitcher taken. He is young and dominant.

He throws curves in the 60s and fastballs in the mid to high 90s. All of you who say he is over rated have probably never seen him pitch. You just watch your espn highlights and eat what they feed you.


I've seen him pitch and he's a great pitcher. Doesn't mean he's top 5 though.

I'd take Santana, Sheets, Peavy over him for sure. All 3 are younger than him and have been more dominant than him the past 2 years. After those 3 things get a bit more clouded. I mean I'd rather have Pedro but not sure if I were building a franchise I'd want an older fellow like that.
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Postby mak1277 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:18 pm

Go back and watch the tapes of Oswalt dominating the Cardinals in the NLCS last year...there's nobody in the NL I'd rather have than him to start a team around.
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Postby mak1277 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:23 pm

In the recent "top 50" article that was posted on espn.com (by BP's Nate Silver), the pitchers were ranked as follows:

1) Johan (#5 overall)
2) King Felix (#8)
3) CZam (#11)
4) Harden (#17)
5) Oswalt (#22)

Peavy was #29, Carp #39, and Sheets #44.

Just for comparison's sake.
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Postby Ender » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:25 pm

Well yeah, but thats a popularity contest. Smaller market players are always rated lower than they should on things like that. Not really proof of anything.
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Postby dyuen87 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:43 pm

mak1277 wrote:In the recent "top 50" article that was posted on espn.com (by BP's Nate Silver), the pitchers were ranked as follows:

1) Johan (#5 overall)
2) King Felix (#8)
3) CZam (#11)
4) Harden (#17)
5) Oswalt (#22)

Peavy was #29, Carp #39, and Sheets #44.

Just for comparison's sake.


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i hope none of us drafted like that.
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Postby quitesanemax » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:43 pm

SportsLitter wrote: You just watch your espn highlights and eat what they feed you.


Yeah, of course. How else could we possibly disagree with you.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:57 pm

mak1277 wrote:Go back and watch the tapes of Oswalt dominating the Cardinals in the NLCS last year...there's nobody in the NL I'd rather have than him to start a team around.


So let me get this straight. I'm supposed to base my judgement of a player on one series? Now that makes a lot of sense.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:28 pm

mak1277 wrote:In the recent "top 50" article that was posted on espn.com (by BP's Nate Silver), the pitchers were ranked as follows:

1) Johan (#5 overall)
2) King Felix (#8)
3) CZam (#11)
4) Harden (#17)
5) Oswalt (#22)

Peavy was #29, Carp #39, and Sheets #44.

Just for comparison's sake.


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