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Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby yoda87 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:23 pm

12 Team; H2H; 1 year 4 player keeper league - Already got Cargo, Pedo, and Wright kept for this year

I've had my mind made up all winter that it was a no brainer that Josh Johnson was gonna be my stud, but now I'm listening to Stephania Bell over on ESPN talking about major injury concerns still linger. And how JJ is waiting to fall apart on me.

Then there is tons of hype on the Phillies and Cole Hamels being a fantasy ace in the 4th spot of that rotation...

Any thoughts as to how serious I should take the JJ hate and the Cole hype?
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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:16 am

I still prefer JJ over Hamels. The injury concerns are there, to be sure, but the upside is higher as well.
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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby onitapgr » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:01 am

avsfan4ever33 wrote:I still prefer JJ over Hamels. The injury concerns are there, to be sure, but the upside is higher as well.


I think their upside is pretty equal. Hamels is on a much, much, much better team. I would go Hamels.

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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby 2hole » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:03 am

I would not worry about Hamels' spot in the rotation.

I agree with onitapgr, similar pitchers, but Hamels has less risk and is on a better team.
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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby MaudDib » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:31 pm

I would take JJ. I think JJ has more upside than Hamels at the moment but it is close.
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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:44 pm

I like the run support Hamels could get, with less injury concern and likely weaker opponents on game day (imagine facing the nationals' 4th starter?).

Can you help me think through whether to keep Jeter or not among these?
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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:57 pm

I'll say JJ by a hair. You have to be mindful of players who have experienced a back injury (albeit relatively minor in JJ's case) for risk of a flare-up. That said, I think JJ has a tad more upside than Hamels. It's really close though and I expect Hamels to perform similar to last season as well.
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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:13 pm

I'd go with JJ. Both are injury risks if you ask me.
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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby RyeWhiskey » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:28 pm

If they both pan out evenly in terms of talent (floor/ceiling/injury risk), then you need to go with situation: Hamels ;-D

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Re: Keeping Johnson or Hamels?

Postby Zhangman1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:35 pm

JJ has more upside but I think you should play it a bit safer w/ keeper picks so I go hamels. really just depends how risky you feel when you turn it in

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