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Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:36 pm

It's pretty clear who are the guys with this tag. The ones who performed really well last year seemingly out of the blue. The names here would include Carlos Quentin, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Ludwick, Cliff Lee, Edinson Volquez, and so forth.

I'm sure everyone here will draft these guys if they're a value, but really, that's a given and I'm wondering if anyone is specifically targeting the guys everyone here predicts will perform nowhere near their '08 value, preferably even reaching a little bit to make sure they get them. If so, which universal busts do you want on your team for '09 and why?
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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:14 pm

Carlos Quentin is the real deal, if he falls i'll grab him. Same for Volquez.
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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:17 pm

I think Quentin is for real too. I'll give the rest a wide berth.
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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby rookies and cream » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:34 pm

I'd also add McLouth to that list. I don't see myself reaching for any of those guys but if I get good value (maybe a round later than their average/median draft position), I won't hesitate to pull the trigger if they fill a need.

Edit: Make that 2 rounds for Pedroia. He is being taken WAY too early.
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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:49 pm

rookies and cream wrote:
Edit: Make that 2 rounds for Pedroia. He is being taken WAY too early.


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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:54 pm

I'd also add that I think Ludwick is a decent value in comparison to a guy like Quentin. Ludwick in the 7th or 8th is a far better pick than Quentin in the late 2nd/early 3rd. There isn't a better spot to be in any lineup in baseball than hitting 4th for the St. Louis Cardinals, and I can see Ludwick approaching his numbers from last year just because he'll continue to see great pitches.
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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:59 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:It's pretty clear who are the guys with this tag. The ones who performed really well last year seemingly out of the blue. The names here would include Carlos Quentin, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Ludwick, Cliff Lee, Edinson Volquez, and so forth.


Quentin: yes
Pedroia: nah
Ludwick: no way
Lee: nah
Volquez: not particularly
so forth: maybe
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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby J35J » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:53 pm

I likely won't own any of those guys.
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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby abrage22 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:04 pm

Normally I don't draft any of those types of guys, but I believe Quentin and Lee are the real deal and would be willing to take them.
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Re: Will you target any of the universal '09 busts?

Postby ayebatter » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:49 pm

J35J wrote:I likely won't own any of those guys.


Same here, although not because I see them crashing to earth, they'll just go to early for me.
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