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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby TBallgame » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:10 am

Russell James wrote: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.



I think the OP meant guys that were previously on the FA market at the start of the season.

But, who I like from that list to stay hot are

McLouth
Reynolds
Crede
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Ender » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:41 am

Hitters (to name a few):
McLouth - He'll be a valuable little player
Reynolds - Power is for real, average isn't.
Keppinger - Sell
Shumaker - Sell
Ludwig - Sell
Jackson - I don't think he is a 30 HR guy, but he will be 'solid'.
Nady - Sell
Crede - Sell, he'll get hurt again at some point
Church - Undecided, I don't thnk he is high upside but that lineup can make him look better.

Pitchers (to name a few):
Lee - Sell
Owings - Sell
Ervin Santana - Keep
Saunders - Keep
Floyd - Sell
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Magnus_CA » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:19 pm

Nady is a perrenial superstar in April and May. After that he's pretty much waiver fodder. Reap the benefits while you can and SELL SELL SELL!
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Doughhead » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:24 pm

What about Votto?
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby Magnus_CA » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:34 pm

How about Kotchman?
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:40 pm

As far as hitters go, I buy into:

McLouth - Could be a bargain-basement version of Curtis Granderson
Reynolds - The average won't be there and neither will the consistency, but he's a raw 30 HR threat
C. Jackson - Don't see him crossing the 30 HR threshold, but a solid 3rd-tier 1B
Crede - Health is a question with him and apparently there's no rush to bring up Josh Fields, but I'd still want to sell him
Church - Has always been a deep OF sleeper, but has the lineup in front of him to post better numbers than his career average
Votto - Capitalizing on the AB's when Dusty gives him the opportunity
Kotchman - Same boat as Jackson and with a full-time role, he's a good option in deeper leagues

Xavier Nady is an early sell-high each year it seems, Keppinger is raking but don't expect it to last even if he holds a starting role when Alex Gonzalez returns, and I'd look to sell on Ludwick and Schumaker.

Pitchers:

Ervin Santana - Most folks know about his pure skillset and so far, he's lowered his K/BB which could be a promising progression to an '06-like year.
Cliff Lee - On a full bill of health, he could be as good as 2005, but expect some regression as the year boils down - sell.
Owings - Has been the beneficiary of a few quality starts, but has upped his K rate with a little more movement in his offspeed offerings. Still has a penchant for the HR ball, but he can reasonably be a 3.75-4.00 ERA guy with a fairly good WHIP if he keeps on the steady track.

I'd look to move on Joe Saunders even though his command has been very good and he's getting the DP ball quite often, but won't blow anyone away with a healthy K rate, might be a bit predictable the next time around. Gavin Floyd was OK last time out, but I'd look to sell him based off his favorable history vs. Detroit. Floyd has good post-hype upside, but he's still a flyball pitcher pitching most of his games in a park that tends to be a HR launchpad.
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:55 pm

Great idea for a thread, by the way! ;-D
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby jdsun1 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:56 pm

For Real:
Conor Jackson
Joey Votto
Clint Barmes
Nate McLouth

Ervin Santana
Micah Owings
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby jfg » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:19 pm

McLouth
Reynolds
Jackson
Crede: He'll keep it up until an injury happens.
Church: He's going to keep producing runs and RBI's with the Mets with a lower average but not too low. Think Cuddyer '06.

Pitchers (to name a few):
Lee- He'll be a good #3 or #4 pitcher. Sell high, but if you can't he'll be valuable just not like now.
Saunders- He'll get wins and keep the ratios in check. But he's not a strikeout artist. Another valuable #3 or 4.
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Re: Which Flavors of the week do you buy into?

Postby YerInUrine » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:24 am

What about Justin Upton? He isnt hitting everything that comes near him out of the park anymore, but he is still maintaining a high avg. He didnt respond well to moving higher in the order, but that was only for only for a few games if I recall correctly.
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