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Jose Reyes, Miguel Cabrera and Mark Teixiera

Postby wp001g » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:06 am

I have all three in my farm system (meaning they don't appreciate year to year). Is it wise to actually bring them up to my active roster (if they are brought up, they can never go back down)?

Are any of these guys actually going to be worth owning in a 14 team, 29 player per team keeper league. I think they are, others have told me to draft cheap backups and see how the prospects handle themselves before bringing them up. I'd like to have the extra $'s to get better players in the auction, however. Anyone have an opinion on what to expect from these youngsters?

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Re: Jose Reyes, Miguel Cabrera and Mark Teixiera

Postby swarmee » Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:15 am

wp001g wrote:Is it wise to actually bring them up to my active roster (if they are brought up, they can never go back down)?


I have a similar league, so I know what you're talking about. All three are defintely worth keeping, so don't even consider cutting them before your draft.
Cabrera and Teixeira are your best bets to help you this year. I watch Mark play through college (small bias), and he's got great plate discipline, and projects as a 30-hr hitter this coming season, with future MVP quality years. Cabrera is a stud as well, and since Florida's keeping the brunt of their lineup intact, he'll still get many RBI chances. Bringing both of them up after week 1 of the season is as can't-miss as you can get.
Reyes, on the other hand, has the X-factor of trying to learn a new position in his first full season in the majors, something a LOT of players have difficulty with. I would guess that the Mets will short-leash him, and if he struggles to pick up the new position, he'll be sent down to AAA to learn how to play the position better. I would have him ride the pine (and therefore, stay free) until you're sure he's in the bigs to stay. I have him as a prospect as well, and will most likely trade him after my draft.
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Postby Erboes » Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:14 am

For what it's worth, I think Teixeira's further along in his development and could explode this season. Cabrera I am yet sold on for next season. I wouldn't be surprised if he struggles due to pitchers learning to pitch to him and spends some time in the minors. I believe Teixeira's already made that adjustment. I think Reyes has absolutely no plate discipline which doesn't bode well for him for next season. Moving to second won't help his development either. I'd activate Teixeira and let the other two sit.
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Postby Area51's » Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:41 pm

If I had to pick just one of the three, given your cirumstances, it would easily be Teixeira. Those 3 guys are awesome for you to have in your minors, but I would sure wait a year on the other two.
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Re: Jose Reyes, Miguel Cabrera and Mark Teixiera

Postby mikcou » Thu Dec 11, 2003 4:28 pm

swarmee wrote:
wp001g wrote:Is it wise to actually bring them up to my active roster (if they are brought up, they can never go back down)?


I have a similar league, so I know what you're talking about. All three are defintely worth keeping, so don't even consider cutting them before your draft.
Cabrera and Teixeira are your best bets to help you this year. I watch Mark play through college (small bias), and he's got great plate discipline, and projects as a 30-hr hitter this coming season, with future MVP quality years. Cabrera is a stud as well, and since Florida's keeping the brunt of their lineup intact, he'll still get many RBI chances. Bringing both of them up after week 1 of the season is as can't-miss as you can get.
Reyes, on the other hand, has the X-factor of trying to learn a new position in his first full season in the majors, something a LOT of players have difficulty with. I would guess that the Mets will short-leash him, and if he struggles to pick up the new position, he'll be sent down to AAA to learn how to play the position better. I would have him ride the pine (and therefore, stay free) until you're sure he's in the bigs to stay. I have him as a prospect as well, and will most likely trade him after my draft.


I agree
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Postby Madison » Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:40 pm

Tex is a lock to activate. Cabrera is a slight gamble, but I'd take that chance as well. Reyes is a fairly large gamble, and if you are patient, then leave him be for 1 year. Granted Reyes is in a shallow position and I can think of worse guys to have, so the decision is yours to make. I'm a gambling man myself in that situation. ;-)
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