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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby MasterX1918 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:46 am

MasterX1918 wrote:Remember Pujols last year? Same dilemma.

just read that A-Rod could be out 8-10 weeks :-o nevermind
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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby smoovethug » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:08 am

MasterX1918 wrote:
MasterX1918 wrote:Remember Pujols last year? Same dilemma.

just read that A-Rod could be out 8-10 weeks :-o nevermind


And Pujols could have had TJ. Same dilemma IMO, A-Rod's shaping up to be a bargain.
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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby CadensDad » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:17 am

smoovethug wrote:
MasterX1918 wrote:
MasterX1918 wrote:Remember Pujols last year? Same dilemma.

just read that A-Rod could be out 8-10 weeks :-o nevermind


And Pujols could have had TJ. Same dilemma IMO, A-Rod's shaping up to be a bargain.


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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby ayebatter » Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:20 am

1st round - you need him to produce a full seasons worth of numbers..Pass :-o
2nd round pick - you would like to have close to a full seasons numbers..Push :-?
3rd round pick - you could win your league with close to a full seasons numbers..Pick ;-)
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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby swyck » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:24 am

MasterX1918 wrote:Remember Pujols last year? Same dilemma.


Not even close to the same thing. How many games did Pujols miss?
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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby Inukchuk » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:34 am

I think he has more value in H2H. All you need to do is make the playoffs, then you have a full strength ARod when you need him most...
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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby duckbillgates » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:29 pm

swyck wrote:
MasterX1918 wrote:Remember Pujols last year? Same dilemma.


Not even close to the same thing. How many games did Pujols miss?


It's pretty much exactly the same thing.

Last year at draft time, Pujols was going into the season with an injury that required surgery that would have shut him down for the season if he elected to have it at any point. Even if he didn't have the surgery, there was concern over whether the condition would affect his play.

I'm also not sure why everyone keeps throwing around this 8-10 week figure for A-Rod. The latest reports indicate that he is going to try to play with the injury and that if he has the surgery, the recovery time is 4 months. You're looking at everything in between playing close to a full season to a half-season or less. ESPN had doctors saying there is a 75-80% chance he can play the whole season with it.

As of right now, A-Rod is one of the biggest risk/reward picks in recent memory. Probably a mid-second-rounder right now. He'll go up or down depending on the latest news.
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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby Sevon » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:00 pm

I'm not so sure Arod has the testicular fortitude that Albert does... After seeing that arm slap back a few years ago, I can see him shutting it down mid-season if it starts to really flare up.

I passed on Pujols last year and played it safe. My team would have put up marginally better stats if I had taken him probably. But I slept better all season. And there is no guarantee that these two similar situations with Arod and Pujols will play out exactly the same.

Therefore, I will pass once again and won't be drafting Arod no matter where he falls.
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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby CadensDad » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:34 pm

Sevon wrote:I'm not so sure Arod has the testicular fortitude that Albert does... After seeing that arm slap back a few years ago, I can see him shutting it down mid-season if it starts to really flare up.

I passed on Pujols last year and played it safe. My team would have put up marginally better stats if I had taken him probably. But I slept better all season. And there is no guarantee that these two similar situations with Arod and Pujols will play out exactly the same.

Therefore, I will pass once again and won't be drafting Arod no matter where he falls.


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Re: Draft Coming up soon...Where do I take Arod?

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:41 pm

Inukchuk wrote:I think he has more value in H2H. All you need to do is make the playoffs, then you have a full strength ARod when you need him most...

Oh man there's so many lines that would be an adequate reply to this :-b
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