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Postby zebulon » Fri May 24, 2002 4:41 pm

I keep going through catchers like water. I drafted Javy Lopez (because by the time I drafted a catcher there was nobody good left). Since then, I picked up Rob Fick, but traded him because he is too streaky for me. Then I picked up AJ Pierzynski and held him for a while until today. I dropped him and picked up Geronimo Gil. Do you think Gil will continue to put up solid numbers? I'm pretty happy with the rest of my team so I don't want to trade any of my other players right now and would rather take my chances in the FA pool.
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Postby it'sbeenawhile » Sat May 25, 2002 1:14 pm

This has been my take on that position this year. Since you don't own Piazza and 11 out of 12 teams don't, I think you're on the right track. Stick with who's hot for moment. If you can manage off-days from the catching position with strong starts elsewhere, I think you'll be fine. As to my knowledge, Gil has been very serviceable so far and you should stay with him as long as he is.

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Postby Arlo » Sat May 25, 2002 4:43 pm

Gil looks pretty good right now - surprisingly so. He's certainly been quite a find for his owners this year. I'd like to see him walk a little more, but that's a very minor gripe.
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Postby cwebb » Sun May 26, 2002 5:29 pm

I'm also trying to ride hot guys this year at C, dropped Gil too early, now I dropped Varitek before he hit a homer and had a great game, dropped Corky Miller but in his last game on my roster today he had a HR and two RBI...

So I end up having mediocre catchers on my team after a hot streak hahaha

I'm still second in the standings though, even after I traded Chipper Jones!
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Postby krunchyfrogg » Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:44 pm

Hatteberg has been surprisingly good.

He's DHing all the time (although that may chance w/ Justice due to come back), and he's also playing 1B, keeping him fresher, and making him more versatile.
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