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Postby spamnon » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:39 pm

what's everyones obsession with vinny castilla? that guy is old! I know he plays in colorado, but age over youth?

some SPs available:

jose acevedo
john patterson
john garland
kaz ishii
steve traschel
bonderman
john lackey
cliff lee
harang
gobble

thanks for the help so far!
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:45 pm

Zito is God wrote:Hinske hits for a low average just so you know. I would try to deal Enseberg if I were you, just not enough at bats.



Plus Burroughs is still available, should I possibly pick him up for one of these 3?


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Hinske won't have a bad BA. Last year he was off with a broken hand for most of the season, and played through it for the other part. He hit .279 his rookie year, which for a 3B, is pretty good. Better than I'd expect from Ensberg, and definately better than Castilla. And for somebody whose such a big fan of Burroughs, you'd think you would spell his name right. Hinske is better than Ensberg even if he got regular playing time. He won't, so drop him and get somebody who'll help your team. If you have a util spot available, take Burroughs. If not, fill another hole (that sounds bad).
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Postby la dodgers » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:47 pm

Quaker wrote:I would drop Ensberg before dropping Hinske

ya and tex isnt doing really bad and hes going to have a strong year i beileve or u could get beltre hes doing great ;-D
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:49 pm

Of those SP's, I'd probably drop Ensberg for Acevedo, Gobble, or Bonderman. Gobble will get the best run support but not many K's, Bonderman will get more K's, and Acevedo should have the lowest ratios with above average K's, although in a hitters park. Take your pick. With guys like Burroughs on the WW, you don't need to keep Ensberg around, especially with 2 superior 3B's on your roster already.
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Postby Hyde » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:50 pm

Check to see if any other team in your league needs a 3rd baseman, if there isn't then you are going to have to hit the waiver wire. I would also think about trading Shawn Green you can probably get a good pitcher for him.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:52 pm

intense wrote:Ya, I have a problem at 3b too...

Burroughs or Hillenbrand for my points league, who would you guys rather have?

the point values are...
R (1), H (.5), HR (3), RBI (1), SB (2), K (-1)


****I also think you should grab Castilla until Tex is back...


I'd go with Burroughs. Hillenbrand is hot, but he always starts out hot, and plus, he's been doing it in Coors field. Burroughs is a better bet I think. But it's a close call. Hillenbrand has more power, if you need that.
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Postby NZF » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:53 pm

Hyde wrote: Affeldt and J Thomson shouldn't be on your team.


Agree about Affeldt but I think Thomson is a little under rated. Had pretty good numbers pitching in a hitters park last season.


Castilla is definitely only a short term option until Tex is back but he will help you over the next few weeks in at least 3 categories.
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Postby NZF » Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:57 pm

[quote="LBJackal"]
Hillenbrand is hot, /quote]


I wouldn't call a .179 batting average particularly hot 8-o
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