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Postby jebatzel » Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:41 am

1st base has really been dragging my team this week.

Jason Giambi is hitting Horrible and Paul Konerko isn't much better.

who should I have in my lineup now? I can change it daily

Tomorrow the Yankees are facing Cory Lidle, who Jason has a lifetime average of .462 against with 3 homeruns and a double in 13 at bats.

The White Sox are playing against Runelvys Hernandez. Paul is only 1 for 5 lifetime against him.

who should I start? Leaning towards Jason wish I had other choices. Sean Casey is available on waivers though.

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Postby jdh » Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:45 am

Well it's impossible to answer that without knowing if you have anyone that is hitting hotter on your bench. I would have alot more patience with Giambi, he is the best 1B in baseball and will put up huge numbers for you. Konerko is also a very solid 1B, in the top 10 at least and good for a .300 average, 30 HR and 100 RBI.

I would put Giambi in the lineup, both because he is a better hitter overall than Konerko and because of the lifetime stats that you mentioned. Also, unless you are using Konerko in a utility slot, he is a very solid player that is basically being wasted if you have Giambi too. You could trade Konerko for an upgrade at another position.
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Postby jebatzel » Wed Apr 16, 2003 1:57 am

I user Edgar Martinez mainly for my ULT spot, so when Paul does get hot he will be kind of wasted.

Edgar may have more rbis then him at the rate things are going.

No one is going to want to trade for a cold player though.

Wonder when I will start seeing the Paul that hit 71 rbis in the first half last year.

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Postby jdh » Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:01 am

Edgar might put up nice injuries but he is also a huge injury threat so I wouldn't count on him playing more than 120 games.

The past three years, Konerko has hit 95+ RBI and had an average of .285 or higher. There is no reason to think he won't hit those levels unless he gets hurt. He is also a notoriously streaky hitter, as you noted, with 71 RBI the first half of the season and then only 33 the second half. Overall, though, his numbers should be very good.
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Postby Super GM » Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:14 am

Aubrey Huff should be nice.
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Postby Amnorix » Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:59 pm

8-o

uhh....that Giambi kid you mentioned...you said Jason right? Now, he might not be off to the hottest start in the world, but uhh, he really doesn't suck, so I'd just leave him in there and suggest to you that by the end of the year you won't complain about the numbers he's produced for ya.

Last thing you want is him sitting on your bench when he finally breaks out.
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Postby msaint » Wed Apr 16, 2003 4:31 pm

Rule #214-a, subsection Q of fantasy baseball: never -- unless you have irrefutable evidence that playing them will ruin your team -- bench your studs.

You know the second you sit Giambi he'll go off. Don't do it. This is the same frame of mind that has people trading away the likes of Berkman, Schilling, Piazza, etc. after their slow starts.

Both he and Konerko will heat up...but unless his legs literally fall off, do not sit Giambi.
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Postby kcs261 » Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:40 pm

You can't sit Giambi. There are guys who you can bench in slow streaks. But Giambi? I don't think so. You have to play that guy. You don't want to miss the explosion when he busts out.
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Postby jockstrap » Wed Apr 16, 2003 9:00 pm

jason is 1-3 with 2 RBI's right now, thats in the 5th.

and Paul isnt plating. . Daubach is for some reason. hope you picked giambi. ;-D
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Postby jebatzel » Wed Apr 16, 2003 9:19 pm

i did

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