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Postby teddy ballgame » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:18 pm

I don't buy that. He didn't have protection last year either. Rolen was hurt and not himself and Edmonds had post concussion syndrome. Don't worry about Pujols.
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Postby garf112 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:23 pm

I'm trying to drop him, but it says that he is on the undroppable list. WTF!

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Postby silverZ » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:23 pm

Threads like this are why I have that pretty yellow card under my name :-b
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Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:34 pm

I like ice cream.
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:40 pm

raygunpunx wrote:Whats getting old is the constant sarcastic remarks when someone is asking a serious question.


Absolutely. This is a legitimate thread.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:56 pm

Yoda wrote:I like ice cream.


I like CEREAL!
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:02 am

raygunpunx wrote:Whats getting old is the constant sarcastic remarks when someone is asking a serious question.


It's not a serious question or maybe a better way to say it is "it's not a question that deserves to be taken seriously".

Seeking an explanation at this point in the season for a player's performance is simply silly. Two weeks means nothing. There is simply not sufficient information to draw ANY valid conclusion about why a player has performed the way he has.

So, be patient, and wait.
Stop over analyzing things and wait.
Stop seeking meaningless explanations and wait.

Seriously.

Just stop.

That's a serious answer to a question that doesn't deserve to be taken seriously.
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Postby pokerplaya » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:07 am

roninmedia wrote:Concern mentioned here for Sir Albert and other big names.

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10121664

Albert Pujols, Cardinals: He was the first pick in 99.99992 percent of all non-keeper, non-auction drafts. As such, you probably have as much chance of prying him out of the clammy hands of his current owner as you do of participating in space travel. Nonetheless, here's my case for dealing Prince Albert away: He lacks lineup protection, with Scott Rolen struggling with back spasms and Jim Edmonds looking dizzy, to put it charitably. Additionally, unless David Eckstein and Chris Duncan morph into on-base machines, Pu won't have as many RBI opportunities as he did in years past.

I ain't sayin' he'll dip much below .320/35/110, but there are several first basemen (Teixeira, Morneau, Lee) and first-base-eligible guys (Berkman, Sheffield) who could approach that same plateau. If someone in your league will give you one of them along with a few other trinkets for Pu, pounce.


Yeah, this was essentially my point. I agree that it is way too early to worry, and he will likely bust out in a big way at any moment, but I just see the Cardinals lineup as particularly inept this year.
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Postby tal1286 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:08 am

PEOPLE!

I'm amazed at what just a little fact checking can do. I called my uncle. See, he works for NASA and knows about statistics. I also called H+R Block and I've decided that we know what the problem is. IT'S his taxes!!!! Who knew?

Just be a little proavtive!

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Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:09 am

pokerplaya wrote:
roninmedia wrote:Concern mentioned here for Sir Albert and other big names.

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10121664

Albert Pujols, Cardinals: He was the first pick in 99.99992 percent of all non-keeper, non-auction drafts. As such, you probably have as much chance of prying him out of the clammy hands of his current owner as you do of participating in space travel. Nonetheless, here's my case for dealing Prince Albert away: He lacks lineup protection, with Scott Rolen struggling with back spasms and Jim Edmonds looking dizzy, to put it charitably. Additionally, unless David Eckstein and Chris Duncan morph into on-base machines, Pu won't have as many RBI opportunities as he did in years past.

I ain't sayin' he'll dip much below .320/35/110, but there are several first basemen (Teixeira, Morneau, Lee) and first-base-eligible guys (Berkman, Sheffield) who could approach that same plateau. If someone in your league will give you one of them along with a few other trinkets for Pu, pounce.


Yeah, this was essentially my point. I agree that it is way too early to worry, and he will likely bust out in a big way at any moment, but I just see the Cardinals lineup as particularly inept this year.


Lineup excuse is so lame. It is better than last year for sure.
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