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Postby Pokey » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:22 pm

I'm starting to get awfully fed up with Vernon Wells... He's not showing any signs of breaking out of this slump. Could he be a one-year wonder? And should I be trying to unload him now while he still has some conceived value? Anyone else worried about him?
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Postby jpbusta » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:25 pm

Me too. Most of the well known guys in slump have at least hit 2 or more homers. Vernon has 1, and is hitting .214. I really hope he picks it up. :-P
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Postby trac02 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:26 pm

Bold prediction: Vernon Wells does not repeat as AL hits king.
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Postby Bea Arthur » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:26 pm

I ended up trading him for Mussina in one league I'm in. One underachiever for another. I think a big part of the problem with Wells is that no one is getting on base in front of him. The lack of opportunities to drive in runs is killing him. And I don't see the Blue Jays getting any better. I thought they'd be a surprise team this year, but alas, instead they just suck. Wouldn't be surprised if they finish last place, behind even the Devil Dogs.
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Re: Vernon Wells' woes continue

Postby jayman » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:27 pm

Pokey wrote:I'm starting to get awfully fed up with Vernon Wells... He's not showing any signs of breaking out of this slump. Could he be a one-year wonder? And should I be trying to unload him now while he still has some conceived value? Anyone else worried about him?


Depends who you ask.

Ask me and I'll say I'm worried.
Ask some others and they'll tell you to stop worrying, it's only April, etc. etc. etc.

It's really up to you. If you think you can get a fair deal for him and don't want to deal with his slump - trade him. Otherwise, bare down and ride it out.
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Postby RynMan » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:19 pm

im not really worried jus yet. all the jays stink right now....
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Postby RynMan » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:22 pm

jus did a bit of research on 'ol vernon - this exact time last year he was hitting .265, but had 4 bombs. so he wasnt killing anything last year early either....jus give him time.
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Postby Baseballer02 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:24 pm

RynMan wrote:jus did a bit of research on 'ol vernon - this exact time last year he was hitting .265, but had 4 bombs. so he wasnt killing anything last year early either....jus give him time.


but I think he had around 23 RBIs this time last year. Oh well, perfect time to buy low. Just remember folks, the year before his breakout year last year, he hit 23 home runs and had 100 RBIs, and I think he should easily pass those this year. I'm expecting his average to dip back down to .275 this year though.
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Postby Baseballer02 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:29 pm

and also...in 2002 he had nearly a 1:4 BB/K ratio and 1:2 BB/K ratio last year, so he's a free swinger, let him start connecting with runners on base, and you'll see those stats jump well. But looking at those ratios, I think he could turn out to be a very streaky player.

BTW, as you can see above he's been improving on his BB/K ratio a little bit, entering today it was at 1:1, so once again, look for him to come back very nicely.
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:32 pm

Ok, this is REALLY angering me.

How exactly does anyone go 0 for 7???!!! IN ONE GAME???!!!
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