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Postby WyldStallyn » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:51 pm

this last season kelly johnson shared some time with yunel escobar (who was awesome when he played). will kelly get the full time job in '08, and if so where would you rank him? he may move to the OF which would hurt his value a bit (he had 14 errors in 07), but he looks like he could have good power for a 2B with some speed.
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Re: 2008 braves 2B

Postby Old_Style » Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:04 pm

With Renteria on the block, it appears that Escobar will be the everyday SS. Johnson will be the fulltime 2B.

Here's some speculation from Rotoworld concerning 2008 NL Rosters....
http://www.rotoworld.com/content/featur ... leid=29153
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Re: 2008 braves 2B

Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:42 am

Anyone know who the frontrunners for Renteria are?
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Re: 2008 braves 2B

Postby LukeW9027 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:54 am

TheA'sFatLeadoffMan wrote:Anyone know who the frontrunners for Renteria are?


I'm sure the Cubs would be interested as long as they dont get A-Rod.
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Re: 2008 braves 2B

Postby wake » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:23 am

TheA'sFatLeadoffMan wrote:Anyone know who the frontrunners for Renteria are?


There were talks of trading him to the White Sox in a deal involving Javier Vazquez.
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Re: 2008 braves 2B

Postby wkelly91 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:16 am

That sounds good!
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Re: 2008 braves 2B

Postby Old_Style » Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:44 am

wake wrote:
TheA'sFatLeadoffMan wrote:Anyone know who the frontrunners for Renteria are?


There were talks of trading him to the White Sox in a deal involving Javier Vazquez.


Great.... :-t
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Re: 2008 braves 2B

Postby WyldStallyn » Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:49 pm

i cant imagine that the white sox will be as bad next year as they were this. but his value will take a dip if he goes there. if, according to rotoworld, he leads off for STL he would get far fewer rbi opps, which would hurt his value even more IMO

assuming escobar gets the fulltime job, what could we expect from him?
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Re: 2008 braves 2B

Postby wake » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:29 pm

WyldStallyn wrote:assuming escobar gets the fulltime job, what could we expect from him?


I don't think he'd be valuable for fantasy except in deep leagues. If Escobar has the full-time job next season I'd expect him to hit around .290 with 5-10 HR and 5 SB. Also, depending on if the Braves get a lead-off type CFer to replace Andruw, Escobar would most likely find himself hitting 8th in the order against right-handers (he'd probably swap with Kelly Johnson and hit 2nd against lefties)
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