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Is Soriano worth more in trade?

Postby RynMan » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:19 am

Do you think he is worth more in trade, than on your roster? He isn't stealing much, and hasn't shown a TON of power like we had hoped....therefore, do you think (if you own him) that you can use his power/speed potential to upgrade in another area significantly? e.g. Soriano for Abreu, or a 2 for 1 type deal. In other words, do you think its best to deal Soriano now, while he still has that 1st round mentality in alot of people's minds...?
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Postby benjapage » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:46 am

i would hold on fast. his second half should be impressive.

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Postby Madison » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:59 am

Um.....He is still a first rounder. ;-)

Check his last month:

.325-6-16 with 19 runs and 3 steals.

For the year:

.297-12-45 with 36 runs and 8 steals.

From the weakest position in fantasy ball? From a player who hasn't even gotten hot yet? I'd take him all day long. :-)
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Postby G-Man » Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:49 am

his o-fer's seem to stick out in people's minds (mine included), because I honestly have to say I was a bit surprised when madison posted his numbers and they were much more impressive then I thought.

I agree with above though, I'd hold him.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:21 am

I own him and wouldn't think of moving him. In fact I've been trying like crazy to land him in my other (especially keeper) leagues. From the shallowest position in fantasy and being in the Texas lineup he is much more valuable than Abreu or players at other positions IMO. ;-D
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Postby quickfingerz » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:10 pm

Yeah, sorry I overhyped him saying he'd go near 45 HR/ 40SB at the start of the year but his #'s still make him more than ownable.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:48 pm

quickfingerz wrote:Yeah, sorry I overhyped him saying he'd go near 45 HR/ 40SB at the start of the year but his #'s still make him more than ownable.


We (I include myself probably most) may have hyped him too much coming in, but I think he can still turn it around, after all he's getting used to a new role for a new team, and once he settles in I think we will see big things from him. :-)
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Postby Jack-In-A-Box » Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:58 pm

I went through this same question myself last week and decided he was worth more in a trade. I gave up Soriano,Giambi for Prior,Boone,M.Cabrera. I felt Giambi was basically a scrub and I had plenty of 1B backups to fill his void.. I've been using them most of the season anyway. So I felt I was getting everything in this deal for Soriano.. who like everyone has said hasn't quite put up the numbers we all had hoped for as of yet. I'd say depending on what you can get, you gotta consider his value. For me the upgrade in pitching and 3B- had Koskie :-t - made this deal good for me. Plus Boones' numbers 2nd half over the past 3 years are very good. He bats almost .300 in July,.310 Aug, .330 in Sept. Those are the averages for the past 3 yrs. So for me it was BYE BYE Soriano! I do still think he's the best 2B out there but if you need depth, like I did, I think using someone like him is a great way to go.
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:54 pm

soriano got me thome...

and i picked up giles in a trade and i have uribe, infantante and freel platooning at 2B until he gets back....

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Postby Rohan » Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:55 pm

yes, his second half should be impressive. he's known for it, but don't count on 40SB
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