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Buy or Sell Kendry Morales?

Postby whatisit » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:43 pm

This guys been a great pickup for me after I traded away Adam Lind...what do you guys think, is he just on a real hot streak and good sell candidate or a keeper for rest of this season?
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Re: Buy or Sell Kendry Morales?

Postby J35J » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:59 pm

None of his #'s really stand out as flukish to me....his HR/FB % may come down some but nothing tells me he's in for a real big decline. I've got him on a couple of my teams and I'm curious to see how he'll finish out these last 2 months. Probably finish the year in the .280's with 30hr and 95-100rbi

....And everyone is a sell for the right price. Shop him, see if anyone is in love...if not then keep him and take the steady production he's been giving.
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Re: Buy or Sell Kendry Morales?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:23 pm

I believe at the beginning of the season, I would've said Kendry Morales was a Casey Kotchman type who can spike up his homerun total at perhaps a bit of sacrifice with his average. I'd say there were some doubts about him surpassing that 20-25 HR expectation because he had a sub-par ISO in the minors in spite of hitting most of his games in a favorable ballpark. That said, he was held back over his first few years with Kotchman and then eventually Teixeira taking the first base post. He doesn't walk much but he excels in putting the ball in play and he's managed a FB rate in the 40% range in each of the last three years in spite of being a pedestrian line drive hitter. I'd probably try to sell Morales for greater value if at all possible, depending on who you're getting of course.
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Re: Buy or Sell Kendry Morales?

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:24 pm

sell him for Lincecum
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Re: Buy or Sell Kendry Morales?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:43 am

you can certainly try shopping him, but i cant see anyone giving better value than what he's currently producing
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Re: Buy or Sell Kendry Morales?

Postby kab21 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:40 pm

I bought on Morales (traded Rios and Blackburn). I needed HR's and avg. Rios will probably go on a tear now but I needed a bigger bat.
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Re: Buy or Sell Kendry Morales?

Postby Mortician » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:42 pm

If you can get his current value for him, then i say go for the safe way. But I'm betting he should be consistant the rest of the year
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Re: Buy or Sell Kendry Morales?

Postby MashinSpuds » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:52 pm

Given his minor league numbers and a pretty good transition into the majors for the year, I'd say hang onto him if you need the home runs and average consistency. Like others said, though, you certainly could move him if someone else falls in love and believes he'll be just as great next year. I feel that despite what he's done this year he is very underrated. He'll be one of the more consistent 1B options for a few years, even if he doesn't walk very much.
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