I believe that his predictions may have engendered more discussion than any others I can recall. Despite Santana and Zito, he was SPOT ON re Morgan Ensberg. 1/3= .333 which is OK for baseball!! Y'all need to lighten up on the 'I have Santana and Zito is God was wrong' crap. It basically ruins any thread about Santana OR Zito.
Thanks for livening up the forum!!!
PS, I dumped Santana onto the waiver wire but was able to get him back after he started to warm back up. I also traded (Garrett Anderson AND Foulke ) for Zito, maybe 2 weeks into the season, when the Anderson back rumors began and I was in need of a starter, and Zito stunk it up, just tossing enough decent balls to make me put him in occasionally to try to get a good outing out of him. Two weeks ago, in second place, I dumped him onto the waiver wire and...the first place team picked him up...I am calling him the ZBomb for now and hoping he doesn't go nuts!!
Zito is God wrote:
Zito is God wrote:I predicted for Soriano to not live up to the hupe this year. quote]
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.
I was still high on Soriano because I refuse to let a playoff series, be it good or bad, dictate how I pick someone. If you want to drop Soriano because he sucked in the playoffs, then where does that put Beckett in this year's draft?? In the 1st round?? How about Glaus last year?? I drafted Soriano #3 overall and, while disappointed in his overall production, I am still leading my roto league. It's only 1 pick. I would bet you that I could win some leagues by taking Billy Koch #1 overall. It would hurt me and make it more difficult but it is the later rounds that make or break your team. I got Schmidt in the 9th round and Varitek in the 10th. I got Miggy Cabrera in the 11th or 12th. You get the point. If you do well in the rest of your draft, you can overcome a bust somewhere else, even in the 1st round.
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I'm generally not disappointed if a guy finishes with a ranking within 50-75 spots of where I drafted him. It's unrealistic to expect every player to produce with such absolute consistency. In my 16 team league, what Soriano has done is basically the difference between a 1st round and a 4th to 5th round pick. That's hardly a catastrophic drop.
Look at some of the other players typically drafted in the first two rounds:
Anderson, Sosa, Sexson, Boone, Nomar, Wells, Wilson, Bagwell, Jones, Delgado.
Soriano's really been in the middle range of performance among top draft picks...less than expected, but hardly a big disappointment.