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Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Zito is God » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:56 am

A lot of guys that were FAs are hot right now:

Hitters (to name a few):
McLouth
Reynolds
Keppinger
Shumaker
Ludwig
Jackson
Nady
Crede
Church

Pitchers (to name a few):
Lee
Owings
Ervin Santana
Saunders
Floyd

...you get the idea.

Which of these, or any other hot commodities that typicaly aren't stars do you see busting and which do you feel are the real deal?
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:05 am

Reynolds
Conor
Nady
Crede
McLouth although nowhere near current pace. Still should be good for 15/30
Santana

Out of these players I think I like Santana the best. He has the pedigree, experience and he is probably the most advanced out of the group you mentioned.
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby freeling_prideful » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:46 am

I think Jackson is the real deal, he's dialed in for a .300/25 HR/110 RBI season in the center of a great Arizona lineup. Reynolds is a different case, he'll go .270/30+ HR/90 RBI and could help at CI or UTIL. McLouth is also pretty solid, I don't believe in the others all that much.

For pitchers, Santana is probably better than Owings, but don't be so quick to dismiss the Diamondbacks starter. Owings probably has better control than Santana and he'll help his cause with the bat (as ridiculous a reason as this sounds, check out today's game--he went 2-3 and I think he scored a run in a game where he won 4-2).
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby BigTex24 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:50 am

McLouth
Reynolds
Jackson
Crede

Santana - Has the stuff to be very valuable. Has even pitched well on the road so far.

Owings - I like him...but 2 of his starts have been against SF. He's had some good matchups.

First played COL while their bats were completely invisible
Then LAD - Same deal
Then SF twice,

He's a guy I like but I see him as more of a low 4 era guy...upper 3's.
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby knapplc » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:24 am

BigTex24 wrote:Owings - I like him...but 2 of his starts have been against SF. He's had some good matchups.

First played COL while their bats were completely invisible
Then LAD - Same deal
Then SF twice,

He's a guy I like but I see him as more of a low 4 era guy...upper 3's.

I like that take on Owings. I have him as a situational starter, and I think he'll excel at that this year. I think he's a year away from an every-week pitcher.
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Russell James » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:52 am

Hitters

McLouth, although I really don't see him on the Wire too much.
Winn
Aybar
Hermida

Pitchers:

Wellemeyer
Baker
Lee
Westbrook
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby scr » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:58 am

Not on the list...
John Bowker-OF SF

quietly putting up solid numbers in two weeks time. SF quietly released R. Davis , so it looks like Mr. Bowker may get a full time gig.
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Y`s Guy » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:18 am

I laugh a little at those who forgot how good Joe Crede was 2 seasons ago. He slugged 30 homers and drove in 90+. Now he is healthy again, beat off Josh Fields, and will repeat 2006. That is not too shabby.
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:22 am

Y`s Guy wrote:I laugh a little at those who forgot how good Joe Crede was 2 seasons ago. He slugged 30 homers and drove in 90+. Now he is healthy again, beat off Josh Fields, and will repeat 2006. That is not too shabby.


Ewww... :-D

Crede didn't exactly beat out Fields in ST. He won the job by default since Fields still has an option and no one wanted Crede because KW was asking for too much. In any case, I do think he will hit 20+ this year and be pretty solid as long as his back in healthy.
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Russell James » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:23 am

I have not seen Crede as a Free Agent at all this season. I haven't seen Nady on the Wire since the first week. I am surprised that some of these guys are available in some leagues.
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