urbanbreez wrote:I have a thorn in my side for people that get over-excited about a player's hot start in the first two weeks of a baseball season. And for that matter, when a good player is labeled a failure for not producing in the same time frame. Good for my fantasy teams but rough on my nerves. I'm anti-hype and watching him at the plate, you can just see that he's not likely going to be a very productive player. Average at best but probably, there will be better free agent options. In my view, he'll be on ww sooner, rather than later. Once pitchers get a book on him, he's going to have julio lugo type value. When people bring up Lugo, would they ever even mention Reyes? Why not, they have similar speed. If i'm wrong about Facio and his fantasy value, I'll come back in here and appologize. I'll even let you sign my tag line for a month, whatever you want it to say...
Okay, I can somewhat understand this. But it's one thing to be excited about someone that came out hitting the ground running and another thing to compare that guy to Jose Reyes. Nobody here did that. I don't mind people getting excited, it's the first couple weeks of baseball like you said and it's fun to watch guys like Bonifacio who come out of nowhere and surprise people. It's not all about stats and fantasy, it's actually FUN to watch guys do well, even in the short term...and when people pick up these hot guys to ride their hot streak, it only makes sense that they are going to be excited about what he's capable of doing and will no doubt be looking at what he does on a daily basis. After all, it's the only thing we've got to go on with players like Bonifacio at the major league level. Blaming a few people for being a bit overzealous about one player isn't a good reason to hate the player, if anything it says a lot more about those owners.
And it's a bit funny that you say you're anti-hype and all that when you have Ryan Braun plastered all over your sig/avatar, considering that he's the very definition of an unbelievable starter and someone who hit the ground running. I bet you didn't shy away from away when he came up...not saying that Bonifacio is anything like Braun, cause he isn't, but the concept is still amusing.
12-Team Yahoo! H2H Keeper League - 3-Sport Dynasty - Year 4 - Jonny D's Team Keepers: Albert Pujols/Jose Reyes/Ryan Braun/Grady Sizemore/Evan Longoria/Tim Lincecum = SWEET!
jblank wrote:Not only that, but he struck out 4 times against some absolute TRASH pitchers.
Yes and yes.
I don't see what my being a fan of Ryan Braun has to do with anything. And I'm not saying it's not cool to watch players that surprize, just lets have some perspective here. Some lack that. But okay, like I said, you can have my sig line for a month if you can prove me wrong after the all-star break.
XFactah416 wrote:Someone better scold Emilio Bonifacio for having one bad game. Who does he think he is? Does he not know that fantasy managers need him to hit .500 and steal like 100 bases and get like 250 runs?
Sheesh, the audacity of Emilio to have one bad game. Cut him now folks.
Or you could wait until his average dips below .250.
tmlfan4ever wrote:a ton of FAAB money was wasted on this guy. No power and no command of the strike zone. He's a one category guy with nothing else to offer.
I think you are mostly right. He is a 2-cat guy, though. He will score over 80, probably easily, aside from stealing bases. Not a superstar, but the deeper your league, the more valuable that is, and in an NL-only, great pickup (probably should have been drafted, actually, if your draft was late enough).