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Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby shoelessjoetara » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:18 pm

I feared the worst yesterday, although I didn't think it would be possible, Ortiz may be out for the rest of the season. I am currently in 1st place and my offense has really put me there. Ortiz is not the sole reason because he did struggle the 1st month. Barmes should come off of the DL next week so I will put him as my DH. Could he be enough of a stopgate until Papi comes back, if he eventually comes back. Holliday and Hawpe will be coming back and that should help his offensive production a little. I am not expecting him to put up Big Papi numbers I am just hoping if there is a chance Papi comes back he can help stop the bleeding. I have a pretty comfortable lead in most of the offensive categories, so I am praying for the best.
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby thedude » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:21 pm

A loss of one player, even a first round pick shouldn't cost you a league. Especially since the red sox are hopeful he will be back in one month.
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby shoelessjoetara » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:00 am

He was my 2nd round pick in a 14 team league. I got Utley also. The guy in 2nd has Hafner on the DL and really has an average offense after A-rod. The team in 3rd has no pitching because of Fausto on the DL . he had Chris Young but has since dropped him and I picked him up to sure up my very deep staff. I am just worried Big Papi may not return at all. If he does I think I still have a chance. I just may have to pick up some free agents that may be on some hot streaks. Mix and Match until Papi returns.
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby JasonSeahorn » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:01 am

Considering you also have Utley, you're team should be fine, Utley will keep you afloat until Ortiz is back.
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby silverZ » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:46 am

You're considering giving up even though you are currently in first place? because one player got hurt? :-?
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:47 am

Top players who have already missed time:
Jake Peavy, Alex Rodriguez, Troy Toluwitzki, Matt Holliday, Jimmy Rollins, A. Soriano

Other universal starters who have missed time or completely fallen apart
Sheffield, Hafner, Butler, Kendrick, Figgins, Hawpe, Smoltz, R. Soriano, Borowski, Zimmerman, Byrnes, Furcal, Pedro, Posada, Carmona, Matsuzaka, Percival, V. Wells, C. R. Young, C. Cordero, Blalock and Andruw Jones.


So quitcha bitching, everyone else is in the same boat.
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby Yoda » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:29 am

Bobbleheadrusty wrote:Top players who have already missed time:
Jake Peavy, Alex Rodriguez, Troy Toluwitzki, Matt Holliday, Jimmy Rollins, A. Soriano

Other universal starters who have missed time or completely fallen apart
Sheffield, Hafner, Butler, Kendrick, Figgins, Hawpe, Smoltz, R. Soriano, Borowski, Zimmerman, Byrnes, Furcal, Pedro, Posada, Carmona, Matsuzaka, Percival, V. Wells, C. R. Young, C. Cordero, Blalock and Andruw Jones.


So quitcha bitching, everyone else is in the same boat.


You left out Kazmir. He's been pretty awesome since he came back though.
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:58 am

I left him, Schilling, Ray, Zumaya ect. out since we knew they were hurt coming into the season. Not quite the same, but still, thats a good point.
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby Sea Dog Fan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:50 am

Yeah I'm screwed in my 20 team league, I missed the draft so I had to play catchup the entire season up to this point and went from last to 14th, but right now it doesn't look promising.
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Re: Does the lost of Ortiz mean I should just give up?

Postby Matthias » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:56 am

I would take it as a sign that you should retire from fantasy sports.

Drop all of your players, change your team name to, "Hopeless", and commit to wear black until the ASB.
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