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Postby BravesGuy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:52 pm

What do you guys think about him going into next season? I know he is an injury risk but he did get in 5.2 innings his last start.... didnt look to pretty though.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:56 pm

He's been injured far too often way too early in his career. Someone will draft him in the top 6 or 7 rounds hoping he has an injury free season. I'm staying away until he proves he can stay healthy for at least a season.
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Postby Havok1517 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:57 pm

He's a stud if he stays healthy no question. Does the reward outweigh the risk? Not sure. But many people tabbed him the AL Cy Young at the beginning of the 2006 season. He's fantastic when he pitches healthy. He's on my dynasty team and he's still very young. So, I say go for it. He could be a fantastic buylow guy amoinst other because of his injuries.
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Postby JTWood » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:59 pm

You'll get the same production from other guys without the injury risk. Bonderman is the example I keep hammering home. Very similar numbers, but Bondy actually throws the ball most of the year.

If Harden's around late, he's a great investment. Don't bank on him, though.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:01 am

JTWood wrote:You'll get the same production from other guys without the injury risk. Bonderman is the example I keep hammering home. Very similar numbers, but Bondy actually throws the ball most of the year.

If Harden's around late, he's a great investment. Don't bank on him, though.


I'm still not sold on Bondy. He will likely go very early next season and he seriously fell apart in the second half again.

Also I doubt Harden will last 6 or 7 rounds which I think is way too early but you never know.
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Postby JTWood » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:04 am

Yoda wrote:
JTWood wrote:You'll get the same production from other guys without the injury risk. Bonderman is the example I keep hammering home. Very similar numbers, but Bondy actually throws the ball most of the year.

If Harden's around late, he's a great investment. Don't bank on him, though.


I'm still not sold on Bondy. He will likely go very early next season and he seriously fell apart in the second half again.

Also I doubt Harden will last 6 or 7 rounds which I think is way too early but you never know.

Well, the cat's out of the bag on Bondy, so he won't be the "value" pick he was this year.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:35 am

I know I'm one who'll keep taking the chance on him (with regret immediately afterwards). There's no denying that he's a top 5 pitcher when healthy, and i think it's not the time to write him off yet as injury prone. We'll just have to see though.

You can't really judge his end of the season starts as his ability. They were his first starts in months.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:48 am

Half Massed wrote:I know I'm one who'll keep taking the chance on him (with regret immediately afterwards). There's no denying that he's a top 5 pitcher when healthy, and i think it's not the time to write him off yet as injury prone. We'll just have to see though.

You can't really judge his end of the season starts as his ability. They were his first starts in months.


I think he is borderline injury prone at this point and I don't think anyone who has followed him doubts his ability when healthy. He missed a dozen starts in 05 and only made 9 starts in 06 as a 25 yo (roughly 33 starts in two seasons).

Most people believe that he is a top 10 pitcher when healthy, thus making him a very risky investment on draft day.
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Postby J35J » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:16 pm

Harden and Sheets both......Very good and still young......This is why I will cry myself to sleep at night because I usually own them and probably will again this next year if I can get them in the 6th or 7th rd......... maybe sooner.... :-o :-o !+) I can't help but to draft these two guys.


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Postby acsguitar » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:23 pm

Maybee I'll draft as many injured stars as I can.

Prior, Woods, Harden, Liriano.

Of course they will go to early
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