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Postby MiggyT » Mon May 23, 2011 4:39 pm

Delmon Young was dropped in my league a few days ago and I would like to pounce on him while I still have the chance. Unfortunately, the only roster spot I have that isn't tied up belongs to Brian Roberts. Would it be a worthy investment to swap Roberts for Delmon Young to have as my flex/bench bat?

Obviously it's much more valuable to have a 2B as my last bat for flexibility purposes and trade bait, but I am not interested in holding onto Roberts when his return date is so uncertain. Am I undervaluing Roberts' potential and/or over-reacting to his concussion symptoms? I don't want to drop him but that is my only choice if I want Delmon Young and I can't afford to have another injured player much longer. Who would you rather have: Young or Roberts?

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Re: Brian Roberts help.... WHIR

Postby ahcryky » Mon May 23, 2011 4:49 pm

I'd rather have Young........ It's pretty obvious Roberts can't stay healthy.
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Re: Brian Roberts help.... WHIR

Postby BiGAnT » Mon May 23, 2011 4:51 pm

I would also much rather have Young in this situation...Roberts is such a mystery sometimes, especially with the injuries..I'd get Young! Good luck and thanks for the help with mine! ;-D
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Re: Brian Roberts help.... WHIR

Postby Eastman19 » Mon May 23, 2011 4:55 pm

Go with Young. Roberts is hurt all the time.
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Re: Brian Roberts help.... WHIR

Postby jtsandwich » Mon May 23, 2011 6:16 pm

BTW, thanks for the response to my topic.

Young v. Roberts...Tough decision. Roberts and his flex is nice but at 33 and concussion does concern me. Young, lost 30 LB's and looked great this spring, but was doing nothing. The new Target Field is brutal for hitters, he somehow did well but no one else did. Example, Morneau hit 18 Hr's last yr before the concussion and only 4 where at home. I am a season ticket holder and the ball simply doesn't leave the park in the gaps. Dead pulls go all else stays in the park.

Now the shit that bothers me about Young, 3 days before he went on the DL he bitched to Gardy that it was too cold to play and wanted out of the lineup. He said it 3 times and then he went on the DL, odd coincidence. The thing is, Gardy does not put up with that kind of crap, period. So I don't know if it blew over or maybe he is going to be on the block to be traded or benched if he doesn't produce NOW.

Gun to my head, I hope the lighter, younger player who should produce is who I keep, only because concussions are a scary new injury that is being scrutinized very closely and GM's are simply not allowing players to come back until fully recovered.

Last thought, do you need SB's? Delmon will not get more than 5 all yr.

Delmon in a coin toss.
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Re: Brian Roberts help.... WHIR

Postby MiggyT » Mon May 23, 2011 7:20 pm

I have considered SB and I am aware of the difference between the players, making them hard to compare. However, I don't believe Roberts was going to steal more than 30 bags prior to injury, and much less now. It's not as big a blowout as some may believe, but no, I'm aware I'm sacrificing SB from this roster spot.

Can Delmon make up for it in RBI and will their BA and R be comparable.

Also, will he move up in the lineup? What spot will Delmon be batting for the foreseeable future. Hopefully not 7th (albeit in a sneaky good Twins lineup once healthy)
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Re: Brian Roberts help.... WHIR

Postby X-Factor611 » Tue May 24, 2011 10:15 am

thanks for the help with mine.

seeing as how Roberts has become a liability and can't stay healthy (ala Furcal). I would try and grab Young.
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