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Postby kingmike74 » Sat May 26, 2007 7:09 am

I have Nomar on my club for his 300 avg., and his 15-20 HR and 90 or so RBi. Where is the power?

I see tons of young guys on the WW popping them out left and right like Mark Reynolds and Ryan Garko and I wonder if dropping Nomar would be the smart thing and just use that spot to grab a hot player every 7-14 dyas.
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Postby Y`s Guy » Sat May 26, 2007 9:22 am

I have Nomar in the Cool Guys League and he can't crack the lineup. I am almost about to cut him loose if I see a better option but since he is a bench guy I can tolerate him.

Nomar is now a guy not to go gaga over. He is mediocre. His ship has left the cay.
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Postby pope » Sat May 26, 2007 10:35 am

Nomar = safe bet for limited upside (.300 AVG, 15 HRS)
Young Guys = Gambling on higher upside.

Take your pick. It is a matter a personal preference. Personally, I take the upside.
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Postby yossarian » Sat May 26, 2007 2:23 pm

One of the guys in our league is a HUGE, very vocal, Dodgers fan. He dropped Nomar 3 or 4 days ago. That's how little he thought of him.

He's still on our waiver wire.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Sat May 26, 2007 2:29 pm

I want no part of Nomar. I'd rather chase the hot hand around. Your liable to find someone who sticks better than Nomar anyway.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat May 26, 2007 3:16 pm

I'm going to hold on to him as long as he's hitting 3rd for the Dodgers.
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Postby SirDunkALot » Sat May 26, 2007 5:40 pm

I dunno.

I'm not giving up on him yet, but you probably know what your getting from him.

I wouldn't cut him, but the lack of power is discouraging. At least his average is still on par. Any LA fans have anything to add? Is he hitting mostly singles and the power is absent?
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Postby kcs261 » Sun May 27, 2007 2:04 am

It depends where you are in the standings. If you can afford to be patient, you can hold him. But if you're falling behind, and need a spark, dump him. We are heading into June and you need to stay with the pack.
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Postby rotoquest » Sun May 27, 2007 6:02 am

Many good reasons are listed here to hang onto him which is what I am going to do. There are many other ball players that are also showing a lack of expected power like d. lee and atkins which you definitely have to hang onto because they were picked so early. But hang onto nomar also because you have to expect that the numbers are not going to come in linearly with time, but more like waves and lulls over weeks at a time. He'll be displaying some pop again, and he's got two speedy guys in front of him, and a good hitter behind him. Patience should be rewarded here.
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Postby joshyboy72 » Sun May 27, 2007 6:10 am

It's amazing how many RBI's he has with only 11 extra base hits, only 1 of those a homer. He is hitting like .420 with RISP and .380 with RISP and 2 outs. Most of those RBIs were last month though.

Once the power comes he will definitely be lethal in that lineup. But I don't know if it will ever come, at least to the level we used to see. As someone else said, if you need that spark then at this point it's probably ok to drop Nomar and get someone who would help you more. I doubt anyone is going to really pounce on him so if he does get hot, you can always go back and get him.
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