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Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby WebHamster » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:14 am

This thread contains comments on Matthew St-Germain's Article "Steal Low: Chris Carpenter", which was posted in the Cafe's Articles section on July 6, 2007. The full article can be read here.
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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby Madison » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:15 am

Solid write-up. ;-D
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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby bloodface » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:27 am

Thanks! My goal was to try and take advantage of this start, so the thrust of this piece (buying Carpenter as low as posible) might be moot, but you buying him should still stand. He's likely to be snagged with Guthrie, not with Fontenot, but I wanted to use two players who were similar in terms of pedigree and season. Both have never done this before and both are older first round picks. Right now I definitely think you could get Carpenter for Guthrie, but likely not Fontenot unless he continues this for another week, in which case, Carpenter could have mowed down a bunch of unfortunate 20-year-olds. St. Louis certainly is not out of the race, is getting better, and news that Carp is right around the corner is all THE DEFENDING WS CHAMPS might need to kick it into high gear. Getting your ace back can have a wondrous domino effect.

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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby jamastaballa » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:51 am

What's up Matt? I thought you disappeared...anyway, nice work.

I see your logic on this thing, but I'm not sure how realistic it would be to try and acquire Chris Carpenter, especially in keeper leagues...

People who STILL have carpenter are probably wanting to hang on to him, but I'll give it a shot and see what happens.
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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby chiswede » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:44 am

Good Lord, he was in my free agent pool. You quite possibly have won my league for me.
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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby bloodface » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:24 pm

Hey man,

Yeah, the spin I wanted to take was to try and give ideas of more lower offers that might get accepted. Bu the thrust of the article is that now is the time to acquire Carpenter if you want his services, regardless of what you are prepared to offer. Players' values tend to rise upon word of them returning soon, so this one start is a great opportunity to attempt to cast that knowledge aside and really work the angle that things are not going well. Not every league is full of the greatest owners, so these things do work. In public single year leagues, I'm fairly confident that these two players are great attempts to nab Carp.
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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby rjforlife » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:23 pm

just dealt phillips and hart for bay/chipper/carp.....based on the article. i was reading it thinking, hmm, maybe the guy in my league is sour on carp. Turns out he was ;-D . Thanks very much.
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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby Starkmadfan » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:56 am

A really great article bloodface ;-D

I had grabbed Carpenter 2 weeks ago from the waiver wire on an impulse, and after reading this, I actually now have the facts to support that hunch. :-) Your analysis gives me further food for thought too when comparing Carpenter's potential once he returns to say, Pedro Martinez's whom I also stashed.
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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:52 pm

i traded Carp and Marshall for Brandon Phillips and Pettitte in a H2H points league

sucked letting him go but i needed a 2B upgrade (Kelly Johnson) and i'm still not sold on him coming back effectively
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Re: Steal Low: Chris Carpenter

Postby bloodface » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:12 pm

Why is that? What leads you to think the skills he's flashed over the course of the last two seasons have disappeared?
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