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Which Firstbasemen?

Postby J35J » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:04 am

Paul Konerko - Mister consistant, until he flopped last year

or

Carlos Pena - Mister nobody, until he blew up last year


....Discuss....
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby Yoda » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:29 am

I'd take Konerko for 08. I need to see Pena do it again.
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby mak1277 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:32 am

I was very tempted to say I'd prefer Pena, but then I was surprised to find out Konerko was only 31 last year. He's not necessarily old enough to call his slip last year the beginning of a downward trend.

Konerko, for one more year.
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby J35J » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:35 am

Yoda wrote:I'd take Konerko for 08. I need to see Pena do it again.


Agreed!

mak1277 wrote:I was very tempted to say I'd prefer Pena, but then I was surprised to find out Konerko was only 31 last year. He's not necessarily old enough to call his slip last year the beginning of a downward trend.

Konerko, for one more year.


Agreed!
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:36 am

I have Konerko over Pena for next season. Like Yoda said, I still need to see one more to believe that he has turned into what he was supposed to be when he was taken in the first round.

It will be interesting to see if he can repeat his season.
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby Ender » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:07 am

Also the Rays have a history of messing with players playtime. If Pena gets off to a slow start I could easily see him lose AB's against lefties even with the great year he put up last year.
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:52 pm

Ender wrote:Also the Rays have a history of messing with players playtime. If Pena gets off to a slow start I could easily see him lose AB's against lefties even with the great year he put up last year.


They don't really have anyone else to play 1B at the moment if he does struggle
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:06 pm

In a way, I'm glad Konerko had an off year last year and that Pena had such a good one. Konerko can be had pretty late in drafts this year I've been finding, so if he even moderately returns to form his value will be fantastic. Fantastic along the draft-him-as-your-util-then-trade-your-primary-1B-for-a-stud-OF-and-shift-Konerko-up lines.

So yeah, Konerko. ;-D
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby Philomath » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:13 pm

I'd go with Konerko, as well. Like an above poster mentioned, Konerko's value will probably drop some and Pena's will rise - only off one season's stats.
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Re: Which Firstbasemen?

Postby pokerplaya » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:13 pm

Both on my avoid list for '08.
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