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Is A-Rod worthy of a 1st round pick next year after not being a top 50 player this year?

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Postby Yoda » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:40 pm

Arod in his mid 30s is not worth a first round pick.
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Postby Juhlz » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:24 am

What a fickle bunch. Everyone wants to constantly write players off or flock to guys they bad mouthed at the beginning of the season and are now having big years i.e. A Soriano. A-rod is a proven player and should bounce back in Sept. You will forget his little slump and he will go top 5 in every draft next season - bottom line.
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Postby ukrneal » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:29 am

Juhlz wrote:What a fickle bunch. Everyone wants to constantly write players off or flock to guys they bad mouthed at the beginning of the season and are now having big years i.e. A Soriano. A-rod is a proven player and should bounce back in Sept. You will forget his little slump and he will go top 5 in every draft next season - bottom line.


Well, clearly there are some who would let him go past top 5. It looks like Arod may be making a late season push making this whole thread moot. But I can see the draft going in many directions next year, which is good as far as I am concerned. It means more opportunities for me (and you).
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Postby mrmelo15 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:35 am

I finally bench him for Teahen and this is what I get.

ARod. I hate you. But he is still a first rounder, not top 3 though. IMO.
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:54 am

mrmelo15 wrote:I finally bench him for Teahen and this is what I get.

ARod. I hate you. But he is still a first rounder, not top 3 though. IMO.


Never bench a stud. Over 162 games, the stud will help more then any guess work, platoon, chance start by a lesser player.
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Postby wrveres » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:58 am

HOOTIE wrote:
mrmelo15 wrote:I finally bench him for Teahen and this is what I get.

ARod. I hate you. But he is still a first rounder, not top 3 though. IMO.


Never bench a stud. Over 162 games, the stud will help more then any guess work, platoon, chance start by a lesser player.


why even carry another 3B on your roster if you have Arod.
use that for a starting pitcher, a solid MR or an OF or something else .. :-o
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Postby Geek » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:23 pm

He's still a top 20 player--even in the minds of us naysayers. I have him ranked above Vernon Wells and Jason Bay, who are two absolute studs.

The question is whether he's going to hold his place amongst the elite of the elite--especially with so many other studs out there.

He's going through a hot streak right now, no doubt. Just as there's no doubt he's still going to put him really good numbers next year.

But, the question is whether he's going to put up 2004/2006 numbers or whether he's going to put up 2005 numbers. If you think the latter, go ahead and draft him top 3. If you think the former, he's probably not worth what it'll take to get him.
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Postby Geek » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:24 pm

mrmelo15 wrote:I finally bench him for Teahen and this is what I get.

ARod. I hate you. But he is still a first rounder, not top 3 though. IMO.


Dude, I would never bench someone going up against Carlos Silva.
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Postby raygunpunx » Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:49 pm

How exactly is Jason Bay a stud??
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Postby Strasil42 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:04 pm

Belle4Hall88 wrote:
wrveres wrote:I didn't read this whole thread, sorry .. I just saw the top of this here page and saw somebody agruing that they would take Hafner over Kid Wonderful ..

yeah, what ever. :-b


Hafner is slugging almost .700, and A-Rod isn't even slugging .500.


ARod is slugging .507.
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