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2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby WebHamster » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:45 pm

This thread contains comments on Brendan Horton's Article "2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition", which was posted in the Cafe's Articles section on January 29, 2009. The full article can be read here.
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:44 pm

I'm guessing this was written before Glaus had surgery.
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby chris8 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:11 pm

Couple of bold predictions for the 'Up' section there! Obviously we all know about Glaus' injury, and as for Cantu, as someone who overpaid for him after his outstanding season for the Rays, I guess I'm a little wary of drafting him until I see him produce two years in a row.
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:26 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I'm guessing this was written before Glaus had surgery.

Yeah I wrote this thing weeks ago. :-C

chris8 wrote:Couple of bold predictions for the 'Up' section there! Obviously we all know about Glaus' injury, and as for Cantu, as someone who overpaid for him after his outstanding season for the Rays, I guess I'm a little wary of drafting him until I see him produce two years in a row.

If you don't have your 3B by Round 12, you will be hard pressed to find better value -- I imagine most people will end up filling their 3B spot with a WW breakout, if they haven't taken one by then. Very few reasonable options after that -- Lowell, Guillen, Glaus (depending on what his health ends up being like), Reynolds...
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:35 am

bigh0rt wrote:If you don't have your 3B by Round 12, you will be hard pressed to find better value -- I imagine most people will end up filling their 3B spot with a WW breakout, if they haven't taken one by then. Very few reasonable options after that -- Lowell, Guillen, Glaus (depending on what his health ends up being like), Reynolds...


Beltre is going after the 12th too.

Overall solid article, though I would have written another up after glaus ended up hurt. if all goes well with his recovery he'll still miss like a month at least.
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:04 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:If you don't have your 3B by Round 12, you will be hard pressed to find better value -- I imagine most people will end up filling their 3B spot with a WW breakout, if they haven't taken one by then. Very few reasonable options after that -- Lowell, Guillen, Glaus (depending on what his health ends up being like), Reynolds...


Beltre is going after the 12th too.

Overall solid article, though I would have written another up after glaus ended up hurt. if all goes well with his recovery he'll still miss like a month at least.

The other up would have been Lowell or Beltre -- I would have had to do more research.
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:46 am

3.2 out of 5 is a raw deal IMO. H0rt gets extra credit for having his article ready ahead of time. Not his fault Glaus got hurt. ;-D
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby chris8 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:15 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:3.2 out of 5 is a raw deal IMO. H0rt gets extra credit for having his article ready ahead of time. Not his fault Glaus got hurt. ;-D

Yeah, a lot of people vote on whether or not they agree with the choices - which is something that just can't be judged pre-season. If I rate articles like this, I do it on the quality of the reasoning, research and/or writing.
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby rookies and cream » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:51 pm

Nice job h0rt. ;-D
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Re: 2 Up, 2 Down - Third Base Edition

Postby kab21 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:40 pm

Like I've said before Cantu = Atkins = Huff for the most part. And this article points that out with Cantu as an up and Atkins as a down. And Glaus might be a bigger up now that he is injured and will slide even further in drafts.
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