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What's in the water Scotty Rolen has been drinking?

Postby beltrans_boy » Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:57 pm

This guy is absolutely en fuego, and has been since the beginning of the year. He adds his second and third homeruns tonight in consecutive games. That brings his season total of HRs to 16, and his RBI to an absolutely Herculanean 62. He's hitting right around .350 on the season.

Here's my question. In the past, Rolen has been a strong fantasy producer, but never at a clip like this. He's always been seen as a consistant 30/100 guy, with a batting average around .280. So far, this year has been so far above and beyond anything he's done in the past. Is he playing beyond his ability right now? Obviously he's not gonna get 170+ RBI, but is there any reason why he can't keep this up? On ESPN, Joe Morgan (I believe) mentioned that Rolen has worked on shortening his swing, which allows him the pull the inside fastball for power. Does anyone know if there's any truth to this assertion? I was trying to trade Rolen a while ago, so I could buy low and sell high on some struggling superstars. Right now, I'm really starting to rethink that decision.

I just want to know what other Rolen owners are doing with this guy. Trade now while he's hot, or hang onto him and ride the hot hand for the rest of the year? I must say, this has been one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of the season.
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Postby GSes » Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:23 pm

Well obviously he isnt going to hit 170 RBI or keep up at this current pace but one of two things is happening to rolen this season.

One he is simply having that one amaing MVP Career year a lot that players put together once in their career.

or

He simply has taken his game to the next level and is now an ELITE Fantasy & Baseball player.

I have him and Im not trading him, this guy is amazing.
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Postby WhiteHot » Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:24 pm

I think BALCO provides his water.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:32 pm

Um, yeah, this trade, which looked good at the time, is killing me:

Rolen, Shawn Green, Ugie for Chavez ( :-t ) Crawford and Wade Miller.
I'm back. Sorta.

Do not boo Johnny.
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Postby Pedantic » Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:07 am

Rolen is just about the one bright spot on my many Reyes-infested teams.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:15 am

I have to say that he was so brutal last night that I put Chip Carey's comments re his appearance in the on deck circle in my sig...
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Postby Thats NOT Snowflake » Wed Jun 09, 2004 8:16 am

I am holding onto Rolen and not letting go.

I LOVE that guy.

There I said it. I'm not ashamed to admit my fantasy man-crush on Mr Rolen.
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