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Postby buminabox » Mon May 15, 2006 8:18 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There are two kinds of fantasy players.

Those that are ahead of the curve.

And those that are behind the curve.

In my keeper league I traded Soriano last year for Felipe, Colon, and a closer.

Last year, those three helped me win it all.

And this year, Lopez will finish as among the top 3 2b/ss, while Soriano slowly fades into the sunset.
Decide which one you want to be.


That part hasn't proved true yet. Soriano was 30-30 last year and well on pace this year.
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Postby pokeyjoe » Mon May 15, 2006 8:23 pm

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:
pokeyjoe wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There are two kinds of fantasy players.

Those that are ahead of the curve.

And those that are behind the curve.

In my keeper league I traded Soriano last year for Felipe, Colon, and a closer.

Last year, those three helped me win it all.

And this year, Lopez will finish as among the top 3 2b/ss, while Soriano slowly fades into the sunset.

Decide which one you want to be.


Ego alert! ;-)


Oh lord, it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every waaaaaaayyyy.


*Cough* Drama Queen *Cough* :-b Just kidding.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Mon May 15, 2006 9:42 pm

buminabox wrote:
GotowarMissAgnes wrote:There are two kinds of fantasy players.

Those that are ahead of the curve.

And those that are behind the curve.

In my keeper league I traded Soriano last year for Felipe, Colon, and a closer.

Last year, those three helped me win it all.

And this year, Lopez will finish as among the top 3 2b/ss, while Soriano slowly fades into the sunset.
Decide which one you want to be.


That part hasn't proved true yet. Soriano was 30-30 last year and well on pace this year.


I would no be surprised if Soriano is at or close to 30-30 this year, though 25-25 is more likely imo.

But his average will be closer to .250 than .300

And moving from the Rangers to the Nats will reduce his (runs+rbis) substantially. As a result, he'll rank somewhere around 50-100 on 5x5, rather than in the top 20.

Soriano's already on the downswing of his career. That's already in the numbers.
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Postby dipset » Mon May 15, 2006 9:50 pm

What does WHIR mean???
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Postby pokeyjoe » Mon May 15, 2006 9:52 pm

dipset wrote:What does WHIR mean???


Will Help In Return. It's usually used in the trade forum.
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Postby Hotlanta » Tue May 16, 2006 10:09 am

Meh, it's still mid may. We've been in this situation before only to watch these uber-studs blow up in the second half.

I'll reserve judgement.
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Postby Laean » Tue May 16, 2006 12:52 pm

the thing that makes me think he won't be 1st or even 2nd rounder next year is his seemingly declining power #s. from 23 last year, he's now on pace for around 15 60. even the SBs will slow down as he gets tired later on, as catchers start watching for him (he most likely won't keep up a 16-1 successful stolen bases ratio), etc.

so what does that come out to? a 15 40 SS? isn't that just furcal/rollins?

if he does get over 20 homers and get 50+ SBs though, then he's what carl crawford was always supposed to be, but hasn't become so far. in which case, i'd say he's a 2nd rounder next year, and if he does it again next year, 1st rounder the year after that.
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Postby thomasps3 » Tue May 16, 2006 4:28 pm

[quote="Death To Funston!"]haha, good point thursday on the WHIR- cut me some slack it's my 2nd day :-D

I whole heartedly agree that carl crawford is the most overrated thing since sliced bread, but i also think that this year's version of felipe is what the hype machine has projected for crawford all these years.quote]


Well, let's compare Crawford to Lopez, who by the way gets treated by Carlos Lee-no fbb cred but decent stats.

Crawford last 3 years stats
.281 .296 .301
Lopez
.213 .242 .291

Rs
Craw
80 104 101
Lopez
28 35 97

HR
Craw
5 11 15
Lopez
2 7 23

SB
Craw
55 59 46
Lopez
8 1 15

This is where the rubber really hits the road. Crawford is on an upward trend in every aspect of his game, and at 24 is headed for a big upswing. The better than average power and batting average and elite SBs are impossible to to match and that combo is what makes CC so much more valuable than any other SB guy. Lopez's statistics are nice, but Juan Uribe had that one nice year, and this guy reminds me of the 23 HR/75 RBI/283 average Uribe posted that year.

1st round? C'mon.[/b]
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