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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:34 pm

Harden = Prior to me. I can't see taking either until the 8th round at the earliest. More likely the 10th. I have more faith in Sheets health at this point.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:51 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Harden = Prior to me. I can't see taking either until the 8th round at the earliest. More likely the 10th. I have more faith in Sheets health at this point.


Me too. Sheets at least looked very good at the end of the season. He should gain his velocity back for 07 and bounce back barring any set backs.
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Postby GoatCurse03 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:44 pm

Someone will draft him as if he's not injured, or at least not discount his performance as much as would be prudent given his history. I think anywhere before the 10th round is too early, or at least gives him more chance to be healthy than I think is warranted.
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Postby pokerplaya » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:14 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Harden = Prior to me. I can't see taking either until the 8th round at the earliest. More likely the 10th. I have more faith in Sheets health at this point.


I agree. Sadly, I have a weakness for both. I tend to like to roll the dice on pitchers like this who have all the talent in the world but tend to get bitten by the injury bug. That said, I'll likely target both next year if they fall due to injury concerns. If Harden stays healthy, he's a bonafide ace. Draft with caution, but the rewards can certainly be there.
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:43 pm

I'd draft him depending on where he's at in my rotation... For example if he falls to the 8th or so, and I've already got 2 stud SP, say Oswalt & Halladay, why not take a flier on Harden to be an AWESOME 3rd stud. If he doesn't pan out, you've already got 2 stud SP.

Then again this backfired on me this year with Prior, so take my advice w/ caution.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:10 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:I'd draft him depending on where he's at in my rotation... For example if he falls to the 8th or so, and I've already got 2 stud SP, say Oswalt & Halladay, why not take a flier on Harden to be an AWESOME 3rd stud. If he doesn't pan out, you've already got 2 stud SP.


This is the exact opposite of what I will be doing with Harden. Unless Harden is available after the 10th round or beyond (which I know won't happen), I will avoid him at all cost.
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Postby JTWood » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:15 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:I'd draft him depending on where he's at in my rotation... For example if he falls to the 8th or so, and I've already got 2 stud SP, say Oswalt & Halladay, why not take a flier on Harden to be an AWESOME 3rd stud. If he doesn't pan out, you've already got 2 stud SP.

Then again this backfired on me this year with Prior, so take my advice w/ caution.

I take the advice of any drunken rhino with caution.

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Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:57 pm

I heard that the Cubs are interested in trading for Harden to team him with Prior and hopefully Wood. That would be the best rotation in the DL Central.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:47 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:I heard that the Cubs are interested in trading for Harden to team him with Prior and hopefully Wood. That would be the best rotation in the DL Central.


I heard that Sheets was available also.
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Postby JTWood » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:49 pm

Yoda wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:I heard that the Cubs are interested in trading for Harden to team him with Prior and hopefully Wood. That would be the best rotation in the DL Central.


I heard that Sheets was available also.

Except he's being serious.
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