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Postby Zephyrius » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:30 pm

per CBS
News: Nationals OF Elijah Dukes, batting only .212 (11-for-52) with one home run this spring, has lost the starting job in right field to Austin Kearns, according to the Washington Post.

I was kinda counting on this guy in a 16 team league... I liked his production last year even with his the bit injures he got.
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby PavanoAllstars » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:38 pm

I wouldn't drop him just yet, I have a feeling he'll find his way into that line up on a regular basis, it just might take some time

I'm stashing him on my bench until further notice, I don't see Kearns keeping his spot and I think the Nationals will trade one of their outfielders for some pitching

So... if you can afford putting him on your bench and waiting it out for awhile...
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby chargerss24 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:53 pm

Don't worry, Austin Kearns will crap out soon enough.
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby AllDay » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:38 am

The Austin Kearns Bandwagon rides again?
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby theplayer11 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:02 am

dropped him for schafer
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby Trebor » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:17 am

I think they are just showcasing Kearns. for the inevitable trade (they dont wanna trade Dukes). if u can hold onto Dukies I would, but not for that long. he was borderline roster worthy in a 10 team or small bench league as it is.
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby Zephyrius » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:46 pm

I think it will eventually pan out with Dukes. I'm kinda stuck with him anyway since I extended his contract by 1 yr after getting him off waivers in 2008. If I drop him I take albeit small salary cap hit.
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby threelions » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:00 pm

the best FA OFs in my league are Jeff Francoeur, Luke Scott, Marlon Byrd,
should I replace Dukes with any of them?
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby kaiser » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:56 pm

I like Francouer for a good bounce back year. I'd go with him over any of the rest.
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Re: Elijah Dukes

Postby dave knight » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:46 pm

I agree with this assessment: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/kicking-hope-in-the-groin

You could rename that article "Kicking my Fantasy Teams in Carmaluccchies"

Combine this with the benching of Justin Upton and it makes you wonder what the hell the managers are thinking by not playing their best players.
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