Vladdy the Impaler wrote:whered u get those projections... ? i know a lot of ppl will be doubting me... but i'd rather have the impaler on my team.. while avg will be around the same, his RBIs and runs may be SLIGHTLY lower that pujols... but those SBs are absolutely priceless... i've read reports that vlad has come into camp in great condition and has shown no signs of wear and tear on his back... be prepared for an MVP season for vlad and look for the halos to make a run at the pennant. both have yet to reach their potential, but i feel vlads roof is higher than pujols.
hey man, good to see that at least one other mofo over there agrees with me that vladdy's the best player in the game.
i dont think he's going to steal this year tho. he always got caught nearly 50% as much has he stole, and quite honestly, i dont think anaheim wants to risk injury to him because they're counting him for his pure-as-all-hell hitting skills more than the basestealing.
granted vlad is getting better and better at taking walks (more BB than K last year, and i dont ever see him regressing back to the vice versa) and he's a perennial .330+ hitter, so he'll have his chances... i'm not the most knowledgeable about scoscia's managing style, but i'm going into this season not counting on vlad to get more than 10-15 steals tops.
if he steals 30 he's easily, in my book, the best player in fantasy baseball (over beltran and soriano, again, in my book)
but i wouldnt count on it.
that said i need to plot out my summer of spotting anaheim games, even tho i'm still gonna be rockin my #27 expos jersey for life.
i might have to get an angels one tho. we'll see