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Postby ssjl » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:08 pm

Montreal Gazette reports Vlad back is fine but he experienced tightness in his legs in winter workouts & Vlad said he would take it easy on his legs for the 1st 2 or 3 months
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:16 pm

this doesnt surprise me at all. i think anyone who drafts vlad expecting 40/40 will be very disapointed. he is still a top 5 selection though
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Postby Jer19G » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:40 pm

tlef316 wrote:this doesnt surprise me at all. i think anyone who drafts vlad expecting 40/40 will be very disapointed. he is still a top 5 selection though


I agree. I see him more as a 40/25-30 this year.
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Postby Mr.Cocky! » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:45 pm

Vlad will be more like a 35/12 guy.
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Postby tlef316 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:47 pm

Mr.Cocky! wrote:Vlad will be more like a 35/12 guy.


i still think he will steal more than 12. i think 20-25 is what to expect
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Postby trevisc » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:17 pm

i agree. .330-45-120-120-25
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Postby Brendo » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:21 pm

I'm sure I'll get ripped for this, but I traded Vlad away in a keeper league this off season

his SB % has never been good.....he's only been "allowed" to run wild because the Expos were never in the hunt.

So with a new park, a new league and much lower total in SB's along with the lingering back questions, I feel he's a much bigger risk than a lot of other top-5 picks.....after the big trade, I would definately take Soriano in front of him
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:26 pm

He will get way more RBI opportunities this season and I bet he will top 40 homeruns. Even if he is no longer a top sb threat (which is probably a decent tradeoff for a healthy Vlad), he will be a top 5 OF.

How many more years does a guy of his stature usually get the green light on a regular basis anyway? His yearly value might be in for a slight dip, but his keeper value should not take any kind of hit.
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Postby Brendo » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:31 pm

my thinking is, if the SB's dry up (see Sosa, Sammy)...Vlad starts to look a lot like Manny Ramirez....good average, HR, RBI.....but now an injury risk hanging over him and playing in that cavern in Anaheim for the first time, in a new league no less.....he presented a lot of risk to me
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Postby Jer19G » Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:32 pm

Brendo wrote:my thinking is, if the SB's dry up (see Sosa, Sammy)...Vlad starts to look a lot like Manny Ramirez....good average, HR, RBI.....but now an injury risk hanging over him and playing in that cavern in Anaheim for the first time, in a new league no less.....he presented a lot of risk to me


To me he is an all around better offensive player than Manny.
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