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A-Gon - Shippin' up to Boston with a bum shoulder??

Postby Fantasy GM » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:32 am

Without a doubt, Adrian Gonzalez's move from spacious, weak-lineup San Diego to comfy, loaded-lineup Boston could allow him to become one of the elite 1B in the game, soundly above the ranks of Teixeira, Howard - even Votto possibly. Some fantasy websites are speculating a possible .300-40-120 season!

However, there may be a catch. The prized 1B had shoulder surgery at the end of this past season. According to Rotoworld, Francona said A-Gon won't swing a bat until March (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/player ... 932&spln=1).

How concerning should this shoulder injury recovery be? If he feels 100% in early March, his numbers will likely rise and maybe be career bests. If the shoulder injury is one that lingers, A-Gon could have a slow first half (adapting to the AL/laid-back city to intense city too) and would dampen his 2011 value. Is he a riskier-than-believed play, or am I just paranoid (yes, I have him in a keeper)?
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Re: A-Gon - Shippin' up to Boston with a bum shoulder??

Postby stevethumb » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:09 pm

Don't worry.....be happy.....how's that for cogent commentary ?!
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Re: A-Gon - Shippin' up to Boston with a bum shoulder??

Postby bigken117 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:32 pm

Fantasy GM wrote: am I just paranoid ?


this.

I think until it reports come out that he's behind schedule, missing ST games due to "soreness" that there's no real alarm right now. I don't think the Sox would have given up three of their top prospects, including the elite :-D Casey Kelly, and have the rumored 7 year extension, if there were concerns about his medicals and how the surgery went.


Of course it's natural to be paranoid when your best players have surgery, so I don't fault you ;-D
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Re: A-Gon - Shippin' up to Boston with a bum shoulder??

Postby markj11 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:48 pm

He should be able to put up Petco numbers in Boston with one arm.
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Re: A-Gon - Shippin' up to Boston with a bum shoulder??

Postby thejusman1 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:14 pm

markj11 wrote:He should be able to put up Petco numbers in Boston with one arm.


Screw arms, he could do it with both hands tied behind his back and using his mighty man staff.
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Re: A-Gon - Shippin' up to Boston with a bum shoulder??

Postby DaSh 1s » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:41 pm

bigken117 wrote: I don't think the Sox would have given up three of their top prospects, including the elite :-D Casey Kelly, and have the rumored 7 year extension, if there were concerns about his medicals and how the surgery went.


This.

Cost controlled aces are very valuable. His shoulder musta have been absolutely fine to give up Kelly for.
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