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Postby jbones733 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:56 pm

any value now with the yanks, Will he play everyday, could drive in a ton of runs
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Postby warrick95 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:58 pm

When'd this happen? It depends on how much he starts...I doubt he'll be fulltime, as Clark hasn't been that bad. If he does start, yes, he'll definitely have value, as any spot in the Yankee lineup results in ribs. Top 15-20 1B if that's the case, I think.
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Postby Rirruto » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:05 pm

Rotoworld wrote:Yankees manager Joe Torre said he intends to start John Olerud over Tony Clark once Olerud joins the team.
By starting Enrique Wilson and now Olerud, Torre seems to be doing what he can to keep the AL East kind of close. It's probably not going to work, though. AL-only leaguers might as well pick Olerud up.
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Postby Registered_Guest » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:15 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1850408

I'd imagine part of the agreement of him coming to the East Coast is that he'd be the everyday starter vs. RHP (at least til he proves he can/can't handle the job).
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Postby jbones733 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:33 pm

hmm what do you guys expect from him ?

better than Shea for rest of the year ???? at least hes in an explosive lineup
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Postby biju » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:38 pm

I think this move will not help anyone fantasy-wise unless you happen to use fielding %. Olerud is a superb defensive 1B but his bat has been terrible the past few years. He might get a little jolt moving into the potent Yankees lineup, but I suspect he still won't hit more than .260 the rest of the way out.
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Postby thetongueofire » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:39 pm

if youre in a 12 team league or sumtin' i have one word to describe Olerud- irrelevant.

in deeper/AL only leagues hes worth considering.

id take Hillenbrand over him anytime.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:49 pm

ya i agree i would only take him in deeper leagues
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:48 pm

He had no value in Seattle where he played everyday, he definately has no value in New York where he'll have to fight for playing time with Clark, Giambi, Sierra and Lofton. He's not even a good offensive contributor anyway. No value for Johnny.
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Postby DaQ » Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:06 pm

biju wrote:I think this move will not help anyone fantasy-wise unless you happen to use fielding %. Olerud is a superb defensive 1B but his bat has been terrible the past few years. He might get a little jolt moving into the potent Yankees lineup, but I suspect he still won't hit more than .260 the rest of the way out.


I agree ;-D

Olerud is in his decline ever since he left the Mets. Like most Yankees, he will do pretty good for the first week or so, then become his normal self again. He's a consistent, reliable option (ral life) at 1B while Giambi is gone than Clark may be, and it's probably because of defense.
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