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Teixeira or Beltre

Postby diggs1228 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:28 am

I have to keep two players in one of my leagues. I will surely keep Cano but am having a hell of a time deciding between Teixeira and Beltre. I'm leaning towards Beltre - thinner position; better avg. damage control on strikeouts and avg. Still, it is tough to sacrifice the likely 10 or more dingers, slightly more runs, etc. That being said, I imagine Mark's avg. will increase from last year despite the two previous seasonal trend. Also, I worry about Beltre's legs. Thoughts?
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby jtsandwich » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:31 am

I go the better player and keep Tex. 3B is not as this as in the past, remember that Cabrera and Hanley are going to qualify at 3B very soon.
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:37 am

I like Tex here. Beltre's advantage is positional, but with only two keepers you've got to go best overall and not worry about position.
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby kidsilk » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:55 am

Teix all the way
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby speedy27 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:01 am

kidsilk wrote:Teix all the way


agreed ;-D

please help with mine.
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby jgcubbieblue » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:54 am

I don't know that it's necessarily as clear cut, but I think I would keep Tex. There's really no downside either way, and the upside of keeping Beltre in addition to positional scarcity would be getting a part of the two best offenses in the AL with your keepers. I wouldn't count on the avg coming back, but the power and run production should be fine.
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby onitapgr » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:59 am

Surprised everyone is saying Tex...I'd keep Beltre all day. I think he'll put similar numbers with a much, much better average, not to mention the better position.
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:13 am

onitapgr wrote:Surprised everyone is saying Tex...I'd keep Beltre all day. I think he'll put similar numbers with a much, much better average, not to mention the better position.


yes beltre has the better average, but tex outproduces him elsewhere by quite a bit. also it's pretty much a given that you have to deal with him missing some a mount of time to injury during the season. give me the safer pick in teixeira.
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:55 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
onitapgr wrote:Surprised everyone is saying Tex...I'd keep Beltre all day. I think he'll put similar numbers with a much, much better average, not to mention the better position.


yes beltre has the better average, but tex outproduces him elsewhere by quite a bit. also it's pretty much a given that you have to deal with him missing some a mount of time to injury during the season. give me the safer pick in teixeira.


It's worth noting that it's Tex that has the higher career avg. It's only in the past couple years that Beltre's had the edge in that category. And yes, you do weight the recent past, but it's not like Teixeria is a career .260 hitter.
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Re: Teixeira or Beltre

Postby etex211 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:14 am

Beltre for me, and it's not even close.

Beltre plus some mid-tier 1B >>> Teixeira plus some mid-tier 3B.
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