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Postby BobbyRoberto » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:21 pm

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Is the 5th round an okay place to take one of Hudson, Oswalt, or Randy Johnson?

If so, who's the choice?
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Postby RynMan » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:35 pm

hudson maybe, doubt the other two will tho.
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Postby TheRock » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:36 pm

These 3 guys are all there in the 5th? With 12 teams? Holy cow, any way to trade your 6th, 7th, and 8th round picks and take all 3?

That's about where Oswalt should fall, Hudson and Unit should be long gone by then. I'd go Hudson, the guy with both knees. ;-)
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Postby mtarail » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:49 pm

I think Oswalt is a slightly more valuable pitcher than Hudson. He'll get more K's than Hudson and should get more wins in the Houston lineup. The downside is that there's an injury risk with Oswalt. He says he's OK and he's had a long time to rehab, but you never know.

It would be hard to pass up the Unit here. I've got serious doubts about his ability to come back, but we're talking about a guy who has been dominant throughout his career.

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Postby John Bonzo » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:52 pm

I would definitely take Hudson as well.
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Postby Freebird27 » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:00 am

I would go Oswalt here...RJ has no cartilage in his knee so I really doubt he will make it through the season and seeing as how winning % is one of your CATS, I have to give a big edge to Aswalt because I think that Hudson will be losing more than a few games 2-1 and 1-0
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Postby Dugout » Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:56 am

Hudson and Oswalt are definate 5th rounders. I'd give the nod to Hudson.

I wouldn't take RJ in the 5th. 40 years old and no cartilage in his plant knee. I can't imagine the pain he'll be feeling at the halfway point.
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Postby Collateral » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:04 am

I'm suprised Hudson and Oswalt are still there... and I'd have even considered Johnson by the 5th

My favorite of the three would be Hudson
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:08 am

Thanks for the input so far. It's looking like 5-2 for Hudson. Everyone in my league seems to be very afraid of Randy Johnson's knee. Also, both Mulder and Zito have been drafted, so Hudson's still there. I have Hudson above both Mulder and Zito, so I'm feeling lucky. I also have Hudson and Oswalt about as close as two pitchers can be, with Randy a big-upside risk. The "no cartilage in the knee" thing is scaring me off. My other pitcher at this point (after 4 rounds) is Schilling.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Feb 25, 2004 3:00 am

Hudson is the safest choice, Oswalt is the risk-reward pick, and RJ is the wildcard. I would probably split the difference and go with Oswalt. He has great stuff and I believe that Clemens' workout will keep his groin sound for this season.
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