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Postby Gordonx42 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:44 pm

im disappointed because he was my first round pick, #5 overall. i expected more from him. sure i thought steals would go down, but i thought rbi would be way up. he's a good player, but certainly not a stud.
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Postby GameOn » Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:15 pm

[quote="Zito is God"]I predicted for Soriano to not live up to the hupe this year.
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You also predicted that Johan Santana would not live up to the hype
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Postby DK » Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:37 pm

GameOn wrote:
Zito is God wrote:I predicted for Soriano to not live up to the hupe this year.


You also predicted that Johan Santana would not live up to the hype


Can't ANYONE just let that die? We all make bad predictions. I thought Koch was going to be rather good this year, and look where it got me.
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Postby bleach168 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 5:44 pm

DK wrote:
GameOn wrote:
Zito is God wrote:I predicted for Soriano to not live up to the hupe this year.


You also predicted that Johan Santana would not live up to the hype


Can't ANYONE just let that die? We all make bad predictions. I thought Koch was going to be rather good this year, and look where it got me.


Heh.. I hyped up Koch a bit too. :~(
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:49 pm

Madison wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Second base hasn't been as shallow this season either. Juan Uribe, Ryan Freel, Tony Womack, Jose Vidro, Bret Boone, Luis Castillo, D'Angelo Jimenez, Ron Belliard, Mark Bellhorn, Jeff Kent, Brian Roberts, Michael Young and Mark Loretta have all been solid options at 2b, and many of them could have come at a garage sale discount. So, Soriano's boosted value do to position scarcity only really shines in AL-only leagues.


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I didn't check any numbers, but that name sticks out like a sore thumb. Boone's having a terrible year. :-P


Boone is having a poor year in comparison to his previous seasons, but he is still a decent option that makes second base deeper regardless of what his draft day price was.

The Seattle second baseman has seen his steepest decline in the BA category this season, a popular reason for many people being especially down on him.

Still, Boone could end up being a 15/15 man, definately making him a deepening force in the second base pool.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:13 am

It isn't over until it's over. He was a MONSTER in September last year. Even if he fizzes there, he's still the best 2B, despite the better than anticipated competition.

He does K a lot though and gets a LOT of 0 fors.
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Postby stumpak » Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:41 am

That is the point I was trying to convey, he is like Carlos Lee, so streaky that you can't really make an fully accurate assessment until 162 games have been played. Guys like that are extremely frusturating, anyone that is prone to impulse transactions based on production over a few weeks or a few months should never draft these types of guys, because they almost always end up giving them away for pennies on the dollar in a fit of pique.
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Postby strats36 » Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:46 am

He'll kill you some weeks for sure in h2h league but for roto where you have to consider the whole year he's quite valuable. Only Loretta has done a better job overall at 2B.
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Postby Chopper » Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:54 pm

strats36 wrote:Only Loretta has done a better job overall at 2B.


Michael Young is close, too. Nowhere near the BA of Loretta, but nice all around numbers.
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Postby Zito is God » Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:12 pm

GameOn wrote:
Zito is God wrote:I predicted for Soriano to not live up to the hupe this year.
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You also predicted that Johan Santana would not live up to the hype


Umm...I don't really get why people keep bringing that up. You have your good predictions and bad ones. I try to make really bold predictions at the start of the season (for each sport) so it makes it intresting. Anyone can say Jose Hernandez will not hit .300 and then be happy they were right, I make predictions that are actually intresting. ;-D
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