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Postby northjersey78 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:13 pm

I had a funny feeling he might be in for another monster year. Seems like he really has something prove and now everyone loves him again because he is the only consistent hitter so far.

He obviously won't keep up this torrid pace, but I'm thinking at least 50 - 55 homers and 130 - 140 RBI's is realistic.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:26 pm

i'm tempted to make an A-rod sig but i dont want to jinx him...or look like a Yankee's slappy (although they all hate him)

still cant believe i got him 9th overall :-°
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Postby Pokey » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:26 pm

took him 6th and 10th overall in my two leagues. ;-D I still had him #2 on my cheat sheet.
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Postby JTWood » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:32 pm

Pokey wrote:I still had him #2 on my cheat sheet.

Yeah, remember that debate about him not being the #2?

Good times... !+)
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Postby Oatsdad » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:33 pm

I could've gotten A-Rod in two of my three leagues. In the first, I took Jose Reyes, and in the other, I took Johan Santana. I think I'll be okay with those two - it's not like I grabbed potential disappointments like Ryan Howard or Alfonso Soriano ahead of A-Rod. (I DO have Howard in my 3rd league, but I picked ninth there so A-Rod was gone - as were the other two I have in the first two leagues...)
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Postby Ender » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:34 pm

JTWood wrote:
Pokey wrote:I still had him #2 on my cheat sheet.

Yeah, remember that debate about him not being the #2?

Good times... !+)


Well he wasnt' a top 10 player last year and might not have been one in 2004 (I'd have to go back and look at the players from that year) so hard to complain with anyone not picking him #2. He might end up #1 this year after the hot start but who knows, its a long year. People are just sort of assuming he's going to hit 15 HR's a month or something, hot streaks happen and they don't always lead to abnormally good years.
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Postby JTWood » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:36 pm

Ender wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Pokey wrote:I still had him #2 on my cheat sheet.

Yeah, remember that debate about him not being the #2?

Good times... !+)


Well he wasnt' a top 10 player last year and might not have been one in 2004 (I'd have to go back and look at the players from that year) so hard to complain with anyone not picking him #2. He might end up #1 this year after the hot start but who knows, its a long year.

I believe the argument by those on his side was consistency. You could take Howard, Reyes, or any other of the newcomers at that point, but you don't have so many years of proven success behind their numbers.

ARod is a proven performer. That's what you should get with top picks.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:38 pm

JTWood wrote:
Ender wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Pokey wrote:I still had him #2 on my cheat sheet.

Yeah, remember that debate about him not being the #2?

Good times... !+)


Well he wasnt' a top 10 player last year and might not have been one in 2004 (I'd have to go back and look at the players from that year) so hard to complain with anyone not picking him #2. He might end up #1 this year after the hot start but who knows, its a long year.

I believe the argument by those on his side was consistency. You could take Howard, Reyes, or any other of the newcomers at that point, but you don't have so many years of proven success behind their numbers.

ARod is a proven performer. That's what you should get with top picks.


I agree with that. Durability and stability are skills often overlooked by managers.
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Postby great gretzky » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:01 pm

well I love howard, but I don't think I could justify him at two this year. No, correct that, I couldn't. In my first draft this year, I got A-Rod at 5, and I was stunned. Ok, Pujols over him, there is always the guy who wants johan, which is also ok. Soriano is a legit choice, and someone I would havbe picked over Arod. (I wouldn't have taken johan). But reyes and howard seemed like guys that people were convincing themselves on. While thinking it out is good, whoever pointed out consistency is dead on. When a season of only 30 plus home runs is a disappointment, you know you are in good hands. Arod crapping the bed is something you can still work with, as his crud is near others' high.
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Postby whoseyourdaddy12 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:06 pm

Well I got Arod in all 3 of my leagues (#3, #7, and $32 in an auction) :-D :-) :-)
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