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Postby davidmarver » Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:57 am

I wouldn't be comfy with either as a starting OF this season. For that reason, and because I don't find Murton's 2007 upside as being much higher than fantasy replacement, I'd much rather stash Lind on the bench.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:37 am

ironman wrote:I'm not too familiar with Lind but looking at this stats it appears that if given a good number of at bats could put up comparable stats to Murton.

Building off his solid second half of '06 I think Murton is very capable of hitting .300 with 25 homers.

I guess in terms of a redraft league I'd go with Murton simply because he looks to probably get more AB's at this point.


No wonder you have Murton on your sig. :-b

If given the same number of ABs this year, Lind will outproduce Murton pretty easily IMO.

I don't doubt Murton will be able to hit around .300, but 25 homers seems really optimistic.

I'd take Lind in the long run. Now who's the bigger homer? ;-)
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:18 am

Lind does seem to be quite talent laden. After Mike Jacobs fizzled last year, I am leery of guys hitting near 10 HR in double digit AB. I agree Lind's value is down the road quite a bit.

The thing that concerns me the most about Murton, of whom I am a HUGE fan, is that he could end up like Corey Patterson, struggling for PT leading a symbiotic relationship with struggles at the plate leading to another wasted talent. Why the Cubs felt obligated to add ANOTHER old, lefty OF when they've already given Jacques Jones a suitcase full of cash is beyond me. Take Floyd's 6 mill/ year, give it to CZam and *bam* the team would be SET for some time. Instead, we get...???? :-? :*)
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Postby ironman » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:22 am

kimchi_chigae wrote:
ironman wrote:I'm not too familiar with Lind but looking at this stats it appears that if given a good number of at bats could put up comparable stats to Murton.

Building off his solid second half of '06 I think Murton is very capable of hitting .300 with 25 homers.

I guess in terms of a redraft league I'd go with Murton simply because he looks to probably get more AB's at this point.


No wonder you have Murton on your sig. :-b ...

...I'd take Lind in the long run. Now who's the bigger homer? ;-)


Yeah, I'm a huge fan of Thunder Matt Murton. Note that I said "redraft league" as in at least for this year I'd take him over Lind. But as Marver said, I don't think you can look at Murton for your starting OF unless you're in a NL-only or incredibly deep mixed league.

AcidRock23 wrote:The thing that concerns me the most about Murton, of whom I am a HUGE fan, is that he could end up like Corey Patterson, struggling for PT leading a symbiotic relationship with struggles at the plate leading to another wasted talent.


I wouldn't worry too much about that. Murton has much, much better plate discipline than Corey ever did.
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Postby MentalPowerHouse » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:12 pm

Lind might start in the minors, but if/when Frank Thomas gets hurt he'll get a chance.
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