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Postby KillaBees800 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:14 pm

The difficulty with figuring the Astros lineup out is because Phil Garner LOVES switching guys around and has a lot of guys who can play multiple positions (ie Lamb 1b.3b, Burke2b.CF, Berkman1b.OF, Huff 1b.3b.OF).

Biggio 2b, Everett SS, Ausmus C, and Burke CF basically have locks on there positions and will play there almost every day.

1. Burke/Biggio/Taveras:
(This doesnt affect the Huff situation, but may be useful info). Taveras is the guy you want to stay away from. I love him, but he is strictly a CF fill-in guy right now. Biggio will be at 2nd base until he gets his 3000 hits next season and retires. Until then, Burke plays the CF everyday and fills in for Biggio on his day off at 2nd.

2. Huff/Ensberg/Lamb/Wilson:
Fighting over 1b,3b,LF,RF spots. Unfortunately, Ensberg will be getting the worst of this situation because of how well Lamb and Preston Wilson have been hitting recently, so Garner will have to stick with them til they slow - especially since theyve had little offense. And, obviously, Berkman will always occupy a OF or 1b spot. The two most likey setups are:

Huff LF
Ensberg 3b
Lamb 1b
Berkman RF
Wilson bench

Huff 3b
Ensberg bench
Lamb 1b
Berkman RF
Wilson LF

Bottom line - expect an inordinate amount of different lineups for the rest of the year, changing almost daily. I have a feeling, as a long time Astros fan, that this will be a play-the-hot-hand situation between Wilson, Lamb, Huff, and Ensberg for the rest of the season.
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Postby paiger » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:03 am

Amazing Oopah wrote:I'm thinking of buying low. This is the best chance to do so IMO :-)

Couldn't agree more... which stinks because I own him. Right now owners are handcuffed drop him & he'll be picked up, sit him till his DL stint is through and you have a bench spot occupied.

Hopefully the shoulder contusion is what was affecting his #s & a little rest will bring him back. Houston now has a powerfull set of batters to which he should be able to contribute.

Also noted Yahoo leaguers are making him the current #1 drop. That's a pickup I wish I could make.
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Postby giants! » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:19 am

Was he placed on the dl this morning, or did I read wrong?
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Postby decoy562 » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:23 am

he's on the 15-day DL.
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Postby bluejkrew » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:36 am

he was just dropped in my league. Should I use my waiver on him, wait for him to clear then pick him up, or neither? Is he considered an upgrade over beltre??
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:14 pm

Everyone is an upgrade over Beltre.
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Postby rentz » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:52 pm

i'm kind of glad he went on the dl, maybe he can get his crap straightened out and come back and raise the avg and hit some hr's.

ended up snagging derosa to fill in, he'll raise my avg nicely.
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