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Postby ballfour » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:07 pm

That is correct, it would be for a CI spot so the position they play doesnt really matter. Seems like there isnt as much as a disparity between 1st and 3rd this year anyways, like in years past. Maybe 1st baseman are more scarce now then 3rd basemen???
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Postby WhiteHot » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:43 pm

ballfour wrote:That is correct, it would be for a CI spot so the position they play doesnt really matter. Seems like there isnt as much as a disparity between 1st and 3rd this year anyways, like in years past. Maybe 1st baseman are more scarce now then 3rd basemen???


I'd agree with that. It seems like there are a ton of good 3B this year, while 1B isn't as potent. While 1B has some absolute studs (Pujols, Helton, Thome) and other great producers (Casey, Ortiz, and I guess the White Sox tandem), I don't think it has the depth of 3B (ARod, Rolen, Lowell, Blalock, Chavez, Aramis, Mora, Castilla, Beltre, and some others with eligibility like MCab and Tex).

I think some big 1B are slumping and that factors in. Shawn Green and Giambi have been putrid.
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Postby Slow Pitch » Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:54 pm

SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:
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 blankman » Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:24 pm

I would definately agree that 1B is more shallow than 3B this year. That said, I'd take Thome even if both played 1B, but not by as much as I would have thought pre-season.
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Postby thetongueofire » Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:30 am

i'll take the 50-hr guy.
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Postby dellnet2000 » Sat Jul 10, 2004 1:56 pm

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Postby giants8307 » Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:00 pm

WhiteHot wrote:
ballfour wrote:That is correct, it would be for a CI spot so the position they play doesnt really matter. Seems like there isnt as much as a disparity between 1st and 3rd this year anyways, like in years past. Maybe 1st baseman are more scarce now then 3rd basemen???


I'd agree with that. It seems like there are a ton of good 3B this year, while 1B isn't as potent. While 1B has some absolute studs (Pujols, Helton, Thome) and other great producers (Casey, Ortiz, and I guess the White Sox tandem), I don't think it has the depth of 3B (ARod, Rolen, Lowell, Blalock, Chavez, Aramis, Mora, Castilla, Beltre, and some others with eligibility like MCab and Tex).

I think some big 1B are slumping and that factors in. Shawn Green and Giambi have been putrid.



Very good analysis. I agree.
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Postby jojo » Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:08 pm

Look up the word "ownage" in the dictionary, you'll get your answer as to who is better..
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