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Postby MrT » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:34 pm

In 12 team 5 x 5 mixed 23 player auction roto league -who would you keep for 2012 only
(my other keeprs are not a factor)
Gio Gonzalez @ $9 or Eric Hosmer @$10
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby sfjb » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:37 pm

Hosmer would be my choice.
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby MaudDib » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:43 pm

I would take Hosmer. I think he could quickly become a top 5 1B. Gio on the other hand I am kind of worried about. He walks more guys than I would like and now he is leaving the oakland park which is where his numbers were the best. Of course he is pitching in the NL now and won't have to face the Rangers but I am just not sold on him this year.
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:54 pm

For only $1 more, definitely hosmer.
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:10 pm

In all honestly I would take Hosmer as well, but just for argument's sake:

For JUST 2012, there's a decent chance Gio outperforms Hosmer, and he's $1 cheaper. Gio's moving to the National League - facing the pitcher instead of the DH should help his walk rate, which is his biggest problem. He's got an improved team around him, he's just getting into his prime years. He also finished 2011 very, very strong - 1.24 ERA and a sub 1.00 WHIP his last 4 starts. If things break right for him, I could see a low 3's ERA, average WHIP, 200 K's, and mid/high teen wins, making him a very valuable fantasy asset indeed.

Whereas a lot of Hosmer's appeal comes from his long-term value. He came up and never really struggled, which is amazing for his age, but he never really dominated either. It's easy to dream on him being the next .300/30/100/100 1B, but is he going to be that in 2012? Probably not. For just 2012, he'll probably be solid. With 1B, though, the bar is set pretty high.
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:04 pm

Hosmer.
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:13 pm

Hosmer
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby HighHeater » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:34 pm

not remotely close go Hosmer
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:04 pm

I really like Gio, mainly for the reasons lane mentioned above. That said, I'm still taking Hosmer here.
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Re: Gio Gonzalex or Hosmer in 2012 only

Postby fast dogs » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:06 pm

theres always some uncertainty when a player changes teams, some time of adjustment that is hard to judge.1 more reason to go Hosmer here
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