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Postby ferris182 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:58 pm

Who to pick up?

I have LeCroy currently.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:01 pm

It's such a gut call. Both have a lot of potential... I guess I'd go with Hall because he's got less competition and is more likely to be able to play out any slumps. But either way, really, is fine.
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Postby drunkenmonkey » Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:17 pm

Martinez, no question.

Cleveland has already said they'll probably be playing him some at first base this year. That shows what kind of confidence they have in him. And he'll get a lot more at bats because he'll be able to take a rest from the rugged catcher position and still play first.
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Postby bell » Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:19 pm

drunkenmonkey wrote:Martinez, no question.

Cleveland has already said they'll probably be playing him some at first base this year. That shows what kind of confidence they have in him. And he'll get a lot more at bats because he'll be able to take a rest from the rugged catcher position and still play first.

Not to dispute you, but why would Cleveland play him at first when they already have Brossaurd and Hafner?
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Postby drunkenmonkey » Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:29 pm

According to CBS.Sporsline:

"The Akron Beacon Journal says while Victor Martinez will start at catcher, he also might see some playing time at 1B. 'Victor is coming in as the No. 1 guy,' Eric Wedge said. 'It's his job to lose. A realistic scenario would be that he catches 105-115 games.'

Analysis: Martinez is expected to have a breakthrough year, and playing 1B would only increase his versatility in Fantasy leagues."

I'm not making this stuff up. It's a good possibility, and I think his upside is much greater than Hall's.
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Postby John Bonzo » Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:46 pm

drunkenmonkey wrote:According to CBS.Sporsline:

"The Akron Beacon Journal says while Victor Martinez will start at catcher, he also might see some playing time at 1B. 'Victor is coming in as the No. 1 guy,' Eric Wedge said. 'It's his job to lose. A realistic scenario would be that he catches 105-115 games.'

Analysis: Martinez is expected to have a breakthrough year, and playing 1B would only increase his versatility in Fantasy leagues."

I'm not making this stuff up. It's a good possibility, and I think his upside is much greater than Hall's.


I agree on Martinez over Hall. I guess we'll see how many games he plays at first, but i predict that it wont be enough to get him yahoo eligibility.
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Postby Clevelander » Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:48 pm

it wont be much 1b but a definite steal for a catcher underdog this year...as i said in another post...he will not be on waivers by may...
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Postby aclapsaddle » Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:08 pm

Martinez is the better player and you already have LeCroy. But Martinez does have competition to be a starter something Hall really doesn't have.
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Postby Cantalupe » Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:54 pm

I would go with Martinez. He was only a rookie last year and I expect him to breakout this year.
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