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Postby Surfs up » Thu May 20, 2004 10:57 pm

My pitching is just awful. I am looking for anything that will help. Todd Van Poppel has had a couple of decent outings recently. Anybody have him? Worth a faab buck? Do I take him or Brian Fuentes ? I am thinking Fuentes could get a save or two plus help lowing my era and whip.
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Postby Longhorns76 » Thu May 20, 2004 11:07 pm

NL only league? Go for it IMO. What do you have to lose?

For those who have been waiting for the last 13 years, Todd Van Poppel has finally started to play like he belongs.

For those who don't remember, think Zack Grienke times 10 on the hype machine.
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Postby wrveres » Fri May 21, 2004 4:12 am

Todd has never done anything to this point in his career. I can't seem him turning it around in Cincy. I really can't. What is he now? 32-33? nah ... I am not picking up Todd in a NL only
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Postby fishingmn » Fri May 21, 2004 9:06 am

From Rotoworld article -

Admittedly, when the Reds announced they were making Van Poppel a starting pitcher rather than promoting Brandon Claussen from AAA, I too thought they were crazy. However, Van Poppel has been impressive in his two starts thus far. In those starts, he is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. While I doubt this trend will continue, those in NL-only leagues should pick him up, just in case it does.
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Postby Longhorns76 » Fri May 21, 2004 1:45 pm

I was thinking in comparison to Brian Fuentes. I would rather take a flier on Todd VP. He at least has a chance to do something, Fuentes has the big flag of "no" associated with him...he's a Rocky. Nice era, nice K per innning. But I think in this case the risk reward is greater with Todd.
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Postby Longhorns76 » Fri May 21, 2004 1:46 pm

However, I shall add, I don't condone any sane person to pick Todd Van Poppel up and drop someone legitimate.
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Postby GameOn » Fri May 21, 2004 3:02 pm

Hey Van Poppel went to my high school, I wouldn't pick him up though 8-o
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