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Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:09 pm

What kind fo value do you see him having this season? Will he be starting for KC, will he get plenty of at bats? I'm in a very deep league with 12 active bats and 8 active pitchers per day. That being said, I probably need at least a bat or two more to fill up my lineup card closer to capacity more frequently. Stairs tore it up in part time duty last year.

Would Matt Stairs be more valuable to me than Carl Pavano with this roster?

C: Lieberthal
1B: Helton
2B: Durham
3B: Teixeira
SS: Renteria
IF: Nevin
OF: Ramirez
OF: Ordonez
OF: Encarnacion
OF: Matsui
Util: Kearns
Util: Fullmer
Bench: Brian Jordan

SP: Oswalt, Mulder, Wolf, Sabathia, B. Lawrence, W. Alvarez, C, Pavano, E. Jackson
RP: Looper, Mantei, Quantrill, Valverde

Note: it's a 6x6 and counts all standard categories plus holds and OPS (another reason to pick up Stairs .950) so I can't drop Quantrill and Valverde. There is also no Innings Limit. In any case, with only one bench hitter, even though I'd say my hitters are quite strong (I took Helton, Ramirez, Renteria, Ordonez with my picks 1-4), I think I probably need more reserves since most managers will be consistently using at least 14 or 15 hitters with no games limit. It's all about balance, so what do you think? Pavano or Stairs?
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Postby Broncmet724 » Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:22 pm

Pavano I would keep, if you want to drop a pitcher I would drop Wilson Alvarez but if I were you I would drop Brian Jordan for Matt Stairs. From what I understand he'll be the DH for the Royals with time spent in the OF. Should get around 400 abs.
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Postby jebatzel » Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:27 pm

Stairs good for about 25 homeruns?

might be a good sleeper.

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Postby baseball genius » Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:30 pm

25 homers is a little optimistic for me. I say around 18-20 is in his range.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Mon Mar 01, 2004 4:34 pm

I don't know if I made it clear, but I really need to drop a pitcher for a bat, cause I need more bats with no games limit, but thanks for the info.
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Postby prodpaul » Mon Mar 01, 2004 8:35 pm

Right now the plan is to platoon Stairs with Ken Harvey at first base and work into the outfield on occasion.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:33 am

Dump Alvarez for Stairs. He's pitched fewer than 150 innings in 3 of the last 4 years, and he's unlikely to be more than a league average pitcher.
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Postby mightyian5 » Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:15 am

what happened to that guy Mike sweeney at first base??? stairs and harvey will more likely be platooning at DH.
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Postby Arrowhead Nation » Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:34 pm

no...prodpaul is correct, in part.

They like Harvey and Stairs D @ 1B and they will have to make Sweeney prove he can stay healthy before playing him @ 1B.

Basically its a rotation between Juan Gone, Sweeney, Stairs and Harvey. Gonzo and Sweeney will play everyday, either their usual spots or DH, and then whichever spot is left, RF or 1B, will determine if Stairs of Harvey plays.

Thats why Stairs and Harvey will only see 350-400 ABs apiece.
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Postby Jer19G » Tue Mar 02, 2004 7:48 pm

As of now Alverez is not in the rotation, if he does get in the rotation he could be good. But if I were you I would drop over the others if you want to take a chance on Stairs.
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