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Postby jake_twothousandfive » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:32 pm

willingham goes on a great streak, i grab him off the thinking a hot streak is coming on and then the marlins just stop playing him...why would you sit a guy who just hit 5 Hr's in 4 games...is there some charater issue going on?...is he hurt?...why can't he ever make it into the starting lineup??
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Postby bazzy_51 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:38 pm

ive been wondering the same thing...estrada is on the WW or pierzynski, paulino, ross, martin, loduca...what should i do stick with willingham or go with one of the other ones...i just don't understand why your rookie goes on a power trip and then its like he doesn't exsist? so is the possibility of him being hurt becoming more real?
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Postby Super Manny » Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:10 pm

jake_twothousandfive wrote:willingham goes on a great streak, i grab him off the thinking a hot streak is coming on and then the marlins just stop playing him...why would you sit a guy who just hit 5 Hr's in 4 games

I dropped Willingham for Estrada last night.

Willingham is just WAY too streaky and his playing time is too inconsistent. Most everybody, including myself, should be using him for his catcher eligibility, as Willingham's numbers are way too mediocre for a fantasy OF. The perk of him having the C/OF eligibility was that he plays almost exclusively OF for the Marlins and hypothetically would play everyday. Though things started out that way this season, lately he's had just as many days off, if not more, than a regular catcher. For someone with a .257 batting average, 16 home runs or not, it just wasn't worth it.

FWIW, prior to the "5 HR in 4 days" explosion, Willingham was just 6 for 41 since the All-Star break (.146 BA). In three games since the 5 HR, Willingham has gone 1 for 11 (.090 BA). :-t
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Postby jdsun1 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:11 am

Super Manny wrote:
jake_twothousandfive wrote:willingham goes on a great streak, i grab him off the thinking a hot streak is coming on and then the marlins just stop playing him...why would you sit a guy who just hit 5 Hr's in 4 games

I dropped Willingham for Estrada last night.

Willingham is just WAY too streaky and his playing time is too inconsistent. Most everybody, including myself, should be using him for his catcher eligibility, as Willingham's numbers are way too mediocre for a fantasy OF. The perk of him having the C/OF eligibility was that he plays almost exclusively OF for the Marlins and hypothetically would play everyday. Though things started out that way this season, lately he's had just as many days off, if not more, than a regular catcher. For someone with a .257 batting average, 16 home runs or not, it just wasn't worth it.

FWIW, prior to the "5 HR in 4 days" explosion, Willingham was just 6 for 41 since the All-Star break (.146 BA). In three games since the 5 HR, Willingham has gone 1 for 11 (.090 BA). :-t


A flawless post. After reading this I have no problem trading away a stud pitcher and him for mauer. Assuming mauer will win the batting title.
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Postby yossarian » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:39 pm

I picked up Lo Duca. He's had a good average for a long time now, and that's better than what I was getting form Hernandez or Willingham.
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Postby duckmonkey » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:29 am

I just dropped Willy for Russ Martin.

I'm getting sick of him not playing and slumping when he's "supposed" to be great because of more at-bats than "regular" catchers.

I've him had two times this season. No more chances.
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