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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby Colt452011 » Wed May 15, 2013 8:27 pm

After the performance Hamels put up today he is one more bad outing away from being thrown on the trade block. He's gonna need to step it up and put together a string of quality starts to stay off the block for me. Almost don't know why I kept him for $25.
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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby bali dawgs » Fri May 17, 2013 1:49 pm

Today. Finally, I released Hosmer. I just can't stand it any longer. I'm sure that now that he's off my team, he will start to mash.
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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby HarryPooper » Fri May 17, 2013 2:20 pm

I usually wait until the first week of June before dropping high profile players. I'd still at that time have a hard time dropping a Konerko or B.J. Upton, there's a lot of History there. I recently bought low on Konerko, it's looking like a really bad idea right now. Lots of data out there pointing DOWN, started last year. But ya, Konerko is on the plank for me right now.
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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby bayside » Fri May 17, 2013 3:28 pm

bali dawgs wrote:Today. Finally, I released Hosmer. I just can't stand it any longer.

feels good, doesnt it!
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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby jfg » Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 pm

I've cut ties with Gattis in two leagues but picked him up in a 2 catcher league where even limited at bats might make him better than Rob Brantly.

Still holding onto Ike Davis in an OPS league and I'm still keeping Haren in a weekly league where I can continue to stash him on the bench. In fact, I've picked up a couple players teams have given up on in that league like Teheran and Straily (who I threw back a week later) since I don't have to worry about getting beat in the innings game since rosters lock on Monday morning.
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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby bali dawgs » Fri May 17, 2013 11:32 pm

It certainly does Bayside. I feel like we should start a support group.

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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby Ursa » Sat May 18, 2013 8:21 am

Time to mention Matt Kemp again. No-one in their right mind is going to drop him (he's still a can't cut anyway) but his stock is so low now I doubt I could get much more than a medium level SP for him. Please, Matt, do something!

Konerko is another matter and so is Lucroy. I'm going to give those guys another week and then it's time to consider cutting bait or at least biting the bullet and selling low.
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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby jfg » Sat May 18, 2013 12:24 pm

I just don't see why people are so down on Kemp. His average isn't bad and he's stealing bases. He just needs to start hitting for power, something any hitter can go into a slump on. It's not even a situation where you need to sit him on the bench while he figures things out.
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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby diewitsjames » Sat May 18, 2013 12:26 pm

yeah im not sure why people are down on kemp either, he had shoulder surgery and needed to to regain some power. hes hit in every game this month except for last night. if you watch the games you can slowly see his power coming back. i think he'll be back to his old self by next month
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Re: Who are you giving up on?

Postby kimchi_chigae » Sat May 18, 2013 12:45 pm

I'm actually surprised Kemp is hitting .273. Seems much worse than that. It's encouraging that he has been hitting a little better last couple of weeks. One home run is pretty bad though. I can totally see why people are ready to jump ship.

Anyone worried about Cespedes? He's hitting below .200 now. Of the struggling top OF, the one I'm least worried is Cespedes. Cespedes>Heyward>Kemp>>>>Hambone.
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