excellent posts by the previous two. Giles will I repeat will get hot. Do not drop him as I heard somewhere!!! No, and dont trade him. I think when I was born the doctor slapped me on the ass and said remember kid: "Buy low, sell high." I got the message along with a slightly red baby booty.
Doing a little background check on some of these guys we are quick to drop, really helps guys.
Forget the man crush. I drop what I'm doing to watch Zack Greinke pitch.
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Buying low and selling high only works when you think the player is only in a slump and will return to his prior form. I admit he is probably in a slump right now, BUT, he will never return to his MVP type seasons. In this case it's not a case to buy low and sell high, it's a case to cut your losses before they get worse.
However the good thing is that, I bet you could trade him and give him to another owner who has the same logic you do (Giles is slumping, therefore I'm buying him low). If I owned him, I would deal him right now, before his slump continues, the longer you wait, the longer his value suffers. Or, if he has a good game or two, deal him then because everyone will be saying "Giles is back!", when he will never be the same.
Obviously, it's a personal decision regarding how much faith you have in Giles to rebound. I am not saying he won't be a good OF this year, but he will not even come close to justifying where everyone was drafting him, much less have the MVP type season that so many "experts" were predicting. When you play half of your games in Petco, subtract 10 HRs, then factor in his age and subtract another 5.
quote="slomo007"]Buying low and selling high only works when you think the player is only in a slump and will return to his prior form. I admit he is probably in a slump right now, BUT, he will never return to his MVP type seasons.
And you base that on 3 weeks of a season? If this had happen in July none of you would be even thinking about such comments. He´s not hurt, he is still in his prime and he´s in a better lineup. But one slump and now he´s Neifi Perez
When you play half of your games in Petco, subtract 10 HRs, then factor in his age and subtract another 5.
How is it that everybody is such an expert on PETCO? That wall is not 700 feet away. 10 homers seems to far fetched
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