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Ryan Howard: Thoughts so far?

Postby Irish » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:08 pm

I was someone that had Howard last year during his slow start, so I want to be patient, but is anybody discouraged so far?

I'm thinking of offering him for Ortiz straight up and playing it safe at this point......
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Postby dissent » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:10 pm

I'm disappointed with him of course, but I'm not panicking. Like you said, he started slow last year, plus I think he is getting pitched around a lot. The numbers might not be what they were last year, but still have a good year.

That said, if I were an Ortiz owner I wouldn't accept that head-to-head deal.
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Postby Irish » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:21 pm

dissent wrote:I'm disappointed with him of course, but I'm not panicking. Like you said, he started slow last year, plus I think he is getting pitched around a lot. The numbers might not be what they were last year, but still have a good year.

That said, if I were an Ortiz owner I wouldn't accept that head-to-head deal.


I remember I offered howard for Konerko last year around this time (it was auto-drafted, so no attchment) and the denial of that was the best thing that could of happened.

Hopefully Howard is just a Teixera/Aramis 2nd half type of guy :-o
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Postby jdsun1 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:29 pm

Lack of protection and the overwillingness to walk him have me worried. When hes in the zone though hes one of the best in the game. Right now I have him and hes going for about 3rd round value in someone like Mauer. Of course thats just my league though.

In retrospect I would have drafted a more well rounded player in MIggy at 4th.
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Postby jbones733 » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:56 pm

i dont know about getting pitched around alot , ive seen him up in big spots & he just makes out, striking out a ton doesen't helo, something like 25 whiffs thus far
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Postby Ursa » Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:00 pm

dissent wrote:That said, if I were an Ortiz owner I wouldn't accept that head-to-head deal.

Nor me. One season from Howard versus an entire history from Ortiz? Not a chance. I have Howard and the guy in front of me took Ortiz. I would certainly have done the same.
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