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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby converge241 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:57 pm

nah I didnt bother with any other power at all :-D lol

Not my first time at a rodeo, but thanks for the concern ;)
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby SignGuy » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:54 pm

Phillips before Utley? craziness
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby Ender » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:27 pm

Oops misread that as Phillips over Upton.
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby shawngee03 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:49 pm

socceryank wrote:I'd be more willing to grab him in a Roto league than H2H. At least in roto, he may pad your stats a little for the stretch run if he should go down, but in H2H it would be quite a loss during playoffs or while jockeying for playoff positioning.


i think this is the main thing. when playing H2H...its all about teh playoffs(assuming youre good enough to at least get in). and i just cant see how he is going to be playing the last month of teh season. true he might be awesome the first half of teh season...but in H2H who cares.

it has been said and i think is also very note worthy...if you do draft pujols make sure and get at leats one other 1B for backup...which should be pretty easy as there is a plethora(es a sweater) of them this year
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:15 pm

Be happy if you grab him late 1st round and make sure to grab a very good back up at 1B just in case. 1B is probably the easiest position to replace so I am not as concern about him as most people are right now.
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby The Loveable Losers » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:47 pm

I think you have to think about your goals too. Everyone says you don't want risk in your first round pick. I say that's bull as a general rule. If you want to win your league then taking a chance on Pujols after several people have passed CAN make sense. If you're looking for a non-risky better than average finish then sure, avoid that first round risk. But you win competitive leagues by taking calculated risks. Assuming Pujols' health stays the same as its been since 2003 when he first injured the elbow then he's going to be a huge contributor to your fantasy team. The only downside risk here is of the catastrophic type.

But again, it all comes back to your goals and your risk tolerance.

As for who I'd personally pick ahead of Pujols in a league I wanted to win, here's my list:

Definite: ARod, Holliday
Maybe: Santana, Wright, MCab

I waffle there a bit on the latter three because it really depends on your league context and risk tolerance both. Wright and MCab are certainly safer and both have Pujols-like upside while Johan is in for one heck of a season and could dominate the pitching categories.
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:58 pm

^ agreed.

I would look to grab another 1B eligible bat preferably one that qualifies at another position.
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby pjalst » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:13 pm

I had the 12th pick in a 12 team league. I took Pujols as my first pick in the 2nd on a wrap around. it went like this:


ROUND 1
1 Alex Rodriguez
2 David Wright
3 Matt Holiday
4 Hanley Ramirez
5 Jose reyes
6 Miguel Cabrera
7 Jimmy Rollins
8 Johan Santana
9 Prince Fielder
10 Chase Utley
11 Ryan Howard
12 Ryan Braun My pick

ROUND 2
1 Albert Pujols My pick
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby Tread42 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:21 pm

In a H2H league how much would you bid on him? Taking into account $260 salary cap.
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Re: Pujols: How Long is Too Long?

Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:41 am

Yoda wrote:^ agreed.

I would look to grab another 1B eligible bat preferably one that qualifies at another position.


I like Nick Swisher and Joey Votto for that role depending on where you want to pick the player up. ;-D

Tread42 wrote:In a H2H league how much would you bid on him? Taking into account $260 salary cap.


I had him at $34.73 if I translate my one league to $260 and a 60/40 hitting/pitching split. We have 11 hitters, 8 pitchers, and 5 bench players with a 1350 max ip and my
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