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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:11 am

Time to compile a list of players that should be avoided. This usually falls into the two categories.


Cat A: The will simply stink. Pat Burrell and Adam Dunn from 2003 come to mind here.

Cat B: They will stink relative to their draft position. Derek Lowe, Odalis Perez from last season are examples.


Suggestions?
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Postby colour wolf » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:17 am

I'm going to avoid category A for now and focus on B.

Players who will almost certainly be taken too early (for my liking)

Petitte (This year's Glavine)
Glavine (This year's Glavine, redux)
L. Hernandez
Podsednik
Griffey Jr.
Dunn
Jenkins
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:20 am

Well, certainly Loaiza goes in cat B. As would Pettitte. And Clemens.
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Postby mightyian5 » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:27 am

id throw jose guillen in that class B.
theyre coming.....
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:33 am

my black list ...

some of the names have been mentioned already but I usually stay away from these guys every season. Some are new to the list and I will be staying away for '04...


Dunn
Griffey
Drew
Podsednik
Larry Walker
Loaiza
Estes
Beltre
Luis Gonzalez
Nen
Hoffman
Royce Clayton
Biggio


there is probably more ..... but that is just off the top of my head
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:33 am

colour wolf wrote:I'm going to avoid category A for now and focus on B.

Players who will almost certainly be taken too early (for my liking)

Petitte (This year's Glavine)
Glavine (This year's Glavine, redux)
L. Hernandez
Podsednik
Griffey Jr.
Dunn
Jenkins


That list is good, except I think Griffey will merit his draft position. He's being taken very late, and if he's healthy he'll be a huge steal. I gotta agree with Pods and Jenkins. Losing Sexson took the air out of their offense.

A few to add to the list:

Arthur Rhodes (past his prime, which was only 2 years long anyway)
Eric Gagne (He can't possibly improve on last season, which is what most people expect from him)
Russ Ortiz (Don't even get me started on him)
Octavio Dotel (Lidge could eventually take his job)
Morgan Ensberg (Too old to be a prospect, and has to face tough righties this season)
Matthew LeCroy (Once Morneau gets called up, LeCroy loses his DH spot, along with a ton of AB's)
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Postby colour wolf » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:43 am

LBJackal wrote:That list is good, except I think Griffey will merit his draft position.


You'd think, wouldn't you. Last year in my pool, some clown took Griffey in the 4th Round 8-o 8-o based on the mashing he was doing in spring training. Some people never learn.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:45 am

I have never understood why some people will gamble on injury prone clowns in the early rounds when other great players are still on the board. It makes no sense, yet it happens every year.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:53 am

TheYanks04 wrote:I have never understood why some people will gamble on injury prone clowns in the early rounds when other great players are still on the board. It makes no sense, yet it happens every year.



:-D yep, every year .... ...

Did I see Morgan Ensberg up there? ... I don't view him as a prospect, just finally getting his just due. IMHO Houston edges CHC for the Central last year if Jimy Williams would have just given the job to Morgan and platooned, Blum / Everett ...
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Postby colour wolf » Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:54 am

TheYanks04 I completely agree. It's amazing. Maybe sometime in the past they drafted some injury prone guy and he went on to have a career year. Who knows.
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