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Postby bleach168 » Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:19 pm

Ok, who knew he was going to be THIS good? He has been a terrible hitter his whole career until last year, at age 31, he started off really hot. He then fizzled out by having a terrible July before succumbing to injury so I wrote him off.

This year, it's now August so you can't say total fluke, and Mora is ranked 3rd in the AL in OPS. His 8 steals are just icing on the cake.

Really, who saw this coming? It's players like these that come out of nowhere and ruin me in fantasy leagues.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:52 pm

Anyone who says they saw this type of year coming is either lying or is psychic. One or the other. ;-)
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Postby Jack-In-A-Box » Sun Aug 08, 2004 5:05 pm

I didn't see it coming.. but I don't wanna see it go either. Hope it continues! Maggs is less missed with Mora producing like this. ;-D
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Postby recmccl » Sun Aug 08, 2004 7:14 pm

I saw it happening, didn't you? Just kidding. Him and Vlad have carried me all year. Mora's even been better than Vlad lately. Unreal
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Postby Mark86 » Sun Aug 08, 2004 9:55 pm

I definitely didn't see this coming. He is a monster this year. He his hitting the ball all over the place. Oh, and my opponent had him this week. :~(
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Postby KULCAT » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:24 am

Well i wanted to get him as a backup 3b with some potential. He had hit well in the first half of 2003 and i think his slump was more related to injuries. I thought he might do something similar to 2003 for a while and then cool down. I got him soon after his hamstring injury. I thought the time off was gonna help him get some rest to keep him hot in teh second half. Ive been very happy with the results. I never tought this guy was gonna hit like this
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Postby thomasps3 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:49 am

How funny. This guy is probably Top-5 3B in the AL this year, and considering he gets 1/3 the hype of Chavez, ARod, and even Aubrey Huff, it's no wonder he flies right under the radar of so many owners. I picked him up in my AL only keeper league this year in a trade that all of the owners in the league thought I got taken on. I gave up Schilling for Mora/Sizemore(who was in the minors at the time)/ and Salmon. Now granted Salmon has been a total bust, but with Mora at $7, I've got my 3b position set for the next two years. Anyhow, thumbs up to Mel Mora!!!!!

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Postby Pedantic » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:31 pm

thomasps3 wrote:Now granted Salmon has been a total bust, but with Mora at $7, I've got my 3b position set for the next two years. Anyhow, thumbs up to Mel Mora!!!!!

;-D ;-D


Assuming he keeps this up, of course. I curse the Podsedniks and Moras of the world. :-]
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:41 pm

i cant tell you how many trades i rejected involving mora because i didnt think he was for real. if i had accepted those trades he would suck right now.
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Postby bleach168 » Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:31 pm

I guess being 3rd best hitter in the AL wasn't enough for Mora. He is now the #1 hitter, leading the league with a 1.036 OPS.

I feel sick.
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