Hope so. In one league that's not really that important, but would like to do well, traded a. gonzalez for hart and pronk. While I feel dumb now for taking it, and I don't buy that pronk will come back, I had hart and gonzalez basically around each other going in, so if felt like hafner for free.
After a lengthy discussion on here, and much thinking, I traded Vlad/Maine for Hart/Verlander. The Maine/ Verlander part was a no-brainer, but I was thinking long and hard about swaping the OFers. I think I made the right decision. They should each put up about 25 homers, but Hart will steal at least 25 bases.
10 Team H2H 6x6 C- B. Molina 1B- G. Jones (Berkman) 2B- Weeks (Kinsler) 3B- Arod SS- Tejada OF- Manny OF- Ethier OF- Magglio Util- Matsui BN- C Lee DL- Beltran
Hart's GB% is still a bit high, but it's improved recently and now the ball's starting to get out of the park. I'm not sure I like him better than Guerrero due to lineup spot, but Hart looks like he will finish in the 290-20-90-90-25 range as expected.
great gretzky wrote:as it pertains to vlad, I think vlad is still a quality asset, but I think sometimes his name is more than what you are getting. But that's just my gut reaction.
The thing about Vlad is he's usually a first-pitch swinger for lack of a better term. He's found himself thinking he can power a ball that could usually go for a groundball like in his glory days, only to well, ground out. I think if he displays a little more patience to his already aggressive, yet effective, approach, I don't see any reason why Vlad can't power his way to 30 HR.