uclanima wrote:Is he worth dropping Pods for? It's a head to head league and I just picked up Pods to use for steals later in the year. Will victorino keep up the SB numbers?
Thats a tough one. I`m in a similiar situation where I`m dropping a proven Veteran (Dave Roberts) for Victorinos younger legs and strength of line-up. Victorino is batting between Rollins and Utley, so he could produce lots of runs.
Roberts is 35 and always on the DL.Pods is 31 and his injury is to his legs---so that could affect his SBs. Victorino is 26 and burning in desire to stay in the big leagues.
On the other hand , Charlie Manuel is threatening to limit Shane's ABs to about 550. Still--he`d be on pace for around 50 SBs.
Im taking the risk with Victorino. I always like giving a young, hungry player a chance. It worked out for me last year with Russel Martin.
But......Ive also got Pierre