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Rest of the season: Manny or Thome?

Postby chinch sacs » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:06 am

If you were to have one on your team for the rest of the year, who would you take?

Dont worry about position, and we also count BB's as a Cat.

Does Mannys Hammy worry you? What about Thomes slipping Avg?

Here are thier #'s so far this season:

Manny - 59 R, 27 HR, 78 RBI, 1 SB, 56 BB and a .337 AVG

Thome - 63 R, 31 HR, 69 RBI, 0 SB, 60 BB and a .293 AVG
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:16 am

I'd take Manny.

Less injury risk, plus I think he's one of the best hitters in baseball. Right up there with Pujols and Bonds. Thome is great too.. but won't hit for as good an average, and doesn't have as good a lineup as Manny does IMO.
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Postby eftda » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:19 am

I may get alot of heat for this, but I would go with Thome. I dont see the Red Sox in a playoff Hunt so mannys motivation wont be there. Thats all I'm basing my pick on.
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Postby funatic » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:24 am

It has to be Manny. Thome's average would be Considerably lower than Manny's. Also, the wildcard race would be still very tight, Manny will show up. As for lineup-wise, Boston clearly has the better lineup, but that could change if the Phillies may a pennant run.
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Postby chinch sacs » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:13 pm

Anybody else?
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Postby ensanimal » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:17 pm

wow, that's a close one. i'd have to say manny purely because of the extra 30 or so points in batting average. if you can handle the slightly less hr's that manny would get, i would take him. i definetly see the red sox in the hunt, making manny even more valuable.
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Postby blankman » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:22 pm

No one has taken position into account, or at least mentioned it..

Without taking position into account, I'd take Manny, for the average. But if you have to consider the position, meaning its not for a Utility spot, then Thome is the guy this year. 1B has been pretty shallow while OF as always is deep. At 1B, all you really have is Pujols, Helton, Thome, Ortiz and hopefully Delgado as top players at the position. So if its strictly numbers, Manny, but otherwise its Thome.
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Postby ensanimal » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:29 pm

blankman wrote:No one has taken position into account, or at least mentioned it..

Without taking position into account, I'd take Manny, for the average. But if you have to consider the position, meaning its not for a Utility spot, then Thome is the guy this year. 1B has been pretty shallow while OF as always is deep. At 1B, all you really have is Pujols, Helton, Thome, Ortiz and hopefully Delgado as top players at the position. So if its strictly numbers, Manny, but otherwise its Thome.


chinch said positions don't matter, so in that case manny is my choice.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:30 pm

Position aside, Manny easy. ;-D
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:33 pm

blankman wrote:No one has taken position into account, or at least mentioned it..

Without taking position into account, I'd take Manny, for the average. But if you have to consider the position, meaning its not for a Utility spot, then Thome is the guy this year. 1B has been pretty shallow while OF as always is deep. At 1B, all you really have is Pujols, Helton, Thome, Ortiz and hopefully Delgado as top players at the position. So if its strictly numbers, Manny, but otherwise its Thome.
Umm forgetting about Mark Teixiera? Hes a rising star and has been the best first basemen since coming back. On topic I think Manny will be better, regardless of position.
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