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Postby Rohan » Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:49 pm

I think Rhodes could fall apart down the road.. I would prefer Nathan.. his whip looked very impressive last year..
Let me ask you this, would you trade Jay Gibbons to get either one of them?
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Postby unclepaulie » Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:52 pm

Yes, either one would be a good choice for Gibbons.
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Postby bell » Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:56 pm

On the flip side, I wouldn't give up either closer for Jay Gibbons. I like Rhodes more myself, though.
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Postby Carnac » Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:57 pm

Go with Nathan. ;-D
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Postby Rohan » Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:04 pm

your saying gibbons for nathan over rhodes? who would get the better deal?
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Postby G-Man » Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:23 pm

depends on the league....while i like gibbons, there are plenty of comparable OF's on waivers, while true closers (which both of those guys are) should never be floating around "for free". I would expect more if i'm giving up a closer, or would grab an OF off the FA market.
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Postby Swinger » Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:33 pm

Rhodes. I don't think Nathan will continue to perform like last year (63 walks against 61 strikeouts in 2000!), while Rhodes' last 3 years as a whole have been good. Moving from Pac Bell (or whatever the new name is) to the metrodome won't help Nathan's performance, either.
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Postby mtarail » Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:37 pm

Rhodes is more valuable than Nathan. But talent/risk-wise I'd say that they are about even. Right now Nathan has velocity problems and Rhodes is just having problems overall.

That said, in a 12 team league I wouldn't even consider giving up either closer for a guy like Gibbons, who, as somebody pointed out already, is not much better than any # of guys usually available on the waiver wire.
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Postby Rohan » Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:59 pm

This is a 14 team league and to find a guy like Gibbons would be almost impossible.. I have Mantei and Speier who hasn't won a job in Toronto yet. What do you think with this lineup.
I'm still debating between Rhodes or Nathan..

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3,23 Edgardo Alfonzo
O,1O Jay Gibbons
O,O Luis Matos
O,O Scott Podsednik
2,23 D'Angelo Jimenez
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:02 am

Tough call between the two of them. If it were a draft I'd say take Nathan because you can get him later than you can get Rhodes. Maybe you can trade for Rhodes, and then deal him to the guy with Nathan and also upgrade somewhere else. But I think Nathan will do better than Rhodes. Just trying to find a way to maximize your team improvement.
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