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Postby barry4prez » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:02 pm

Is this guy even a first rounder anymore? The only reason why maybe he could be considered a first rounder is because of positional scarcity. But based on production? No way.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:03 pm

There are about 30 other threads debating this very issue, and yes, he is still a first rounder.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:05 pm

The season is about 1/3 over. Give him time.
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Postby benjapage » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:06 pm

check out his recent production. look at the hitters in the line-up who have slumped around him, and how their resurgence has paralleled that of alfie. now, look at where he'll be playing for the next 3 weeks, and his track record in those parks.

done with the slump? transition complete? i'd say so.

comparisons to jeff kent are fine and good if we're talking about the first third of the season. soriano's true value will be measured at year's end. if you can get him for cheaper than his top-5 overall value, then go do it now.

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Postby CircleMeBert » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:08 pm

i think Soriano will definetly pick it up soon. How cant he? But the thing that really worries me is the lack of steals.

Is this guy ever gonna steal again? does he even need to steal batting 3rd?
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Postby beltrans_boy » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:15 pm

CircleMeBert wrote:i think Soriano will definetly pick it up soon. How cant he? But the thing that really worries me is the lack of steals.

Is this guy ever gonna steal again? does he even need to steal batting 3rd?


Not in that Texas lineup.

I just hope the same thing doesn't happen to Beltran. :~(
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Postby thetongueofire » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:20 pm

benjapage wrote:check out his recent production. look at the hitters in the line-up who have slumped around him, and how their resurgence has paralleled that of alfie. now, look at where he'll be playing for the next 3 weeks, and his track record in those parks.

done with the slump? transition complete? i'd say so.




;-D .. ive been saying the exact same thing in every single "Soriano sucks" post. and Barry.. why are you so eager to ignore pos. scarcity.. it WORKS.
[size=10]Manny Ramirez....$20 million
Pedro Martinez....$17.5 million
Curt Schilling...$12 million (and a $2 million bonus)
Never hearing a Yankee fan chant 1918 again...priceless. [/size]
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:22 pm

My thoughts on Soriano have always been that he's one of the ultimate feast-or-famine guys. His approach to the game makes him the one of the most risky players to pick up. He's like a super-Jim Edmonds in that he can hit the crap out of the ball for a while and look like a demi-god, but when he crashes back to earth, it's not a pretty picture.

I've been around investing my entire life, and I'll tell prospective Soriano owners the same things I tell potential tech stock owners: Only buy if you don't mind the ups and the downs, because you'll get your fair share of both from them.

Remember that erratic investments are best judged over long periods of time. Using that standard, Soriano is a good investment. Just make sure you can handle the peaks and the valleys.

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Postby barry4prez » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:34 pm

1/3 of the season is a lot. I'm not saying he's garbage; just that he's definitely not top-3. And arguably not a first rounder, especially now that he doesn't run.
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jun 16, 2004 2:36 pm

I wouldn't take him first round. There are too many players that can hit better than him and are more consistant to boot.

No, not a first-rounder, but definitely an upper-echelon 2B. He should go in the second round, depending on the league, and anything after the third round would be plain ridiculous.

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