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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:34 pm

Who's kool-aid are you drinkin', and who's are you not buying?

Ryan Howard- I'm drinking. I'll aim for Howard and try to take him second round next season, first round in a keeper.

Jermaine Dye- Not touching. I've heard muttering about him going in the first or second round, and I'm just not buying at that price. He hasn't ever had a season this productive before, his last season even in this realm was 2000. Hard for me to believe he'll repeat in 2007.

Reyes- I'm drinking, but I don't think I'll get him next season, as he will most likely go in the late first, early second. If he's still around in the late second I'd probably grab him.

Liriano- Not touching. Once again, he'll go way earlier than I'm willing to take him, most likely in the fourth or fifth round. Actually, if he was still around in the late fifth I'd grab him.

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Postby jswede » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:51 pm

I am buying/drinking Liriano. Much like Santana, he has the devastating change up which will keep him elite.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:28 pm

Agreed with yours, except I'd buy on Reyes late 1st or early 2nd in most leagues. I'll buy Howard, but won't take Dye or Liriano, even though I like both.
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Postby stumpak » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:30 pm

I agree with the OP 100%.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:36 pm

Howard :-/ - I have bad memories of Teixeira's down year this year....maybe as a 2nd rounder but he'll probably get taken in the first, so I probably won't own him.

Dye :-t - No, nu-uh, not a chance, zip, zero, zilch, yeah right! He'll get taken way before I'll consider him.

Reyes ;-D But probably very late first or early second round. I think he'll get taken in that area and would probably be OK with taking him there, as long as I get a reliable power pick to go along with him.

Liriano ;-D - His injury has left a sour taste in most people's mouth....injury prone or not, he's worth a gamble considering he could put up top 5 pitcher numbers.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:46 pm

I like Howard, over Reyes, as a late first round pick, but with respect to projected draft positions in '07 redrafts, I'd take Miguel Cabrera or Travis Hafner over Ryan Howard. I would take Reyes with an early second round perhaps. I'm skeptical with Reyes' power bursts recently and so, that leaves doubt in my mind about him being a 5-cat stud next year.

I'm not touching Dye either. I would take Liriano, but I'd pass him up on the 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th rounds for stud batters.
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Re: Drinkin' the kool-aid

Postby gfantasy » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:49 pm

Simulacrum wrote:Who's kool-aid are you drinkin', and who's are you not buying?

Ryan Howard- I'm drinking. I'll aim for Howard and try to take him second round next season, first round in a keeper.

Jermaine Dye- Not touching. I've heard muttering about him going in the first or second round, and I'm just not buying at that price. He hasn't ever had a season this productive before, his last season even in this realm was 2000. Hard for me to believe he'll repeat in 2007.

Reyes- I'm drinking, but I don't think I'll get him next season, as he will most likely go in the late first, early second. If he's still around in the late second I'd probably grab him.

Liriano- Not touching. Once again, he'll go way earlier than I'm willing to take him, most likely in the fourth or fifth round. Actually, if he was still around in the late fifth I'd grab him.

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I'm with you on everything except Liriano. I'm buying and drinking every single one of Liriano's flavors. This guy is a STUD.
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Postby Belle4Hall88 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:43 pm

1st Round:

Santana ;-D
Soriano ;-D
Reyes ;-D
Dye :-t
Beltran ;-D
Pujols ;-D
Pronk ;-D
Vladdy ;-D
Howard ;-D
Wright :-?
Cabrera ;-D
Crawford ;-D
Bay :-?
A-Rod :-t
Tejada :-?
Ortiz ;-D
Manny ;-D
Liriano :-t
Jeter :-t
Sizemore :-?
Berkman :-t
Morneau :-t
V. Wells :-t
Tex :-t
Utley ;-D
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Postby Yoda » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:51 pm

Not touching Liriano.
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Postby bigken117 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:57 pm

I'm having trouble drinking the Beltran kool-aid...I have owned and loved him this season, but I have shaky memories of his 2005 season, and I see him ranked and listed as a top 4 player for next season. I'll pass there.
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