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Postby tracey518 » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:06 pm

What are ppl's takes on Olerud's possible value?
My initial reaction is that he'll be of little or no value, but... let's have him run the gauntlet of Cafe opinion.
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Postby TonyCee » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:22 pm

Hung jury here, with me having Giambi out I look at him and wonder.....maybe? could he? is it possible? I just don't know....
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:23 pm

I doubt he will have much value. He's a much better addition to the Yankees than he is to a fantasy team. Assuming Giambi misses the remainder of the season, I think Clark will still see a majority of the playing time at 1B and Olerud will be used more as an insurance policy.
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Postby thetongueofire » Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:11 pm

olerud = fantasy irrelevant. he just doesnt got what it takes. unless its a deep/AL only league.
[size=10]Manny Ramirez....$20 million
Pedro Martinez....$17.5 million
Curt Schilling...$12 million (and a $2 million bonus)
Never hearing a Yankee fan chant 1918 again...priceless. [/size]
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Postby thehat » Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:12 am

Even at his peak, Olerud was a run of the mill fantasy performer considering his position. Now, he figures to be worth even less. Snow, Mientkiewicz, Olerud...same type, of limited value only as reserves in deep leagues.
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Postby hooligan1 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:08 am

Agree with the majority of posts. He is done being even a passable fantasy performer. Stay away, unless you are in a VERY deep league.
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Postby bluefire7 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:15 pm

i agree as well. though i do not believe having him on your squad will hurt you in any way (specially if your league counts errors, as mine does), you will probably be better off looking elsewhere unless your best 1B on the FA list is jason phillips... :-b
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:33 pm

bluefire7 wrote:i agree as well. though i do not believe having him on your squad will hurt you in any way (specially if your league counts errors, as mine does), you will probably be better off looking elsewhere unless your best 1B on the FA list is jason phillips... :-b

I would take Phillips over Olerud ... :-b
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:12 pm

Olerud will not be on any of my teams. You would have to have a monstrously deep league to even consider having him on your bench.
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Postby Rirruto » Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:23 pm

Amazinz wrote:I would take Phillips over Olerud ... :-b


That's quite a bold statement :-D
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