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Better corner infielder for 2nd half, Thome or Blalock

Postby ballfour » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:34 pm

Who do you think will put up better #'s from here on out. Both have had a great first half and both play in good lineups. Thome seems to have been slumping for the past month with avg and Blalock seems to be leaving the yard less frequently lately. Who would you guys rather have?
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Postby irishdude103 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:36 pm

i think Thome will put up bigger numbers throught the second half, althought i really wouldn't mind having Blalock either
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Postby WhiteHot » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:38 pm

Not even a comparison. Thome.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:41 pm

irishdude103 wrote:i think Thome will put up bigger numbers throught the second half, althought i really wouldn't mind having Blalock either


Exactly. Even if he cools off a little, Thome has been consistently good for a long time. Blalock is up and coming, and if he put up numbers as good as Thome it wouldn't surprise me. If you're looking to land one in a trade, Blalock wouldn't cost you as much. ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:51 pm

WhiteHot wrote:Not even a comparison. Thome.
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Postby funatic » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:03 pm

Agreed, thome is much better than Blalock.

But then again, Thome K's a lot, which may hurt you if your league includes K's. I also expect his BA to drop off slightly.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:04 pm

WhiteHot wrote:Not even a comparison. Thome.


No doubt.
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Postby tmoney » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:35 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:
WhiteHot wrote:Not even a comparison. Thome.


No doubt.


;-D Thome by a landslide.
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Postby G-Man » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:35 pm

i'm probably going to be alone here but i think there is a decent case to go with blalock here primarily b/c of the position he plays but also because I can't see thome distancing himself TOO much in terms of 2nd half HR's.

these guys are very close in BA and OBP so far this season (thome with the better OBP, hank with the better average) so it's not like there is a HUGE gap between the two.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:01 pm

G-Man wrote:i'm probably going to be alone here but i think there is a decent case to go with blalock here primarily b/c of the position he plays

Well according to the thread title he's using him as a CI so you have to consider them as the same position.
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