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Postby nsulham » Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:59 pm

What are the chances he's a nice value pick at 1B next year? Or is he too far gone that we'll probably have to settle for half of what he used to be?
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Postby slomo007 » Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:02 pm

He's a big question mark in my mind...I'm honestly not sure what to think about him next year. I don't think I'll take a gamble on him, unless it's in the late rounds, but I doubt he'll last that long with all of the Yankee homers.
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Postby pokerplaya » Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:16 pm

He has to drop really far for me to take a flier on him, and somehow I see him still being overvalued next year getting drafted to early by a biased fan.
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Postby grammysboy » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:18 pm

He was auctioned for well over $30 in our 12 team league the last two years. (We have a $260 salary cap with 23 players) I doubt he will bring much more than $20 next spring. A strong Spring training could make a major difference in his value. If he looks healthy and hits well, I think people will look favorably at him again.

I already have Morneau so don't know that I'll be in the market for Giambi.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:01 pm

i have basically been burned by him the last 2 years.....so i will definitely be passing on him til the later rounds(which he will be long gone by then anyways)........
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:34 pm

I'm in the same boat as you, grammy. $260 cap, and Giambi went for $27. I waited till all the 1B's were gone and signed Morneau at $1, for seven years :-B
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:04 pm

Anyone feel like there is a possibility that Giambi gets traded this winter? This is just speculation on my part but I have the feeling that the Yankees are through with Giambi (or at least want to be) and Giambi wants out of NY. This would overcome his no-trade clause.
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Postby thetongueofire » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:19 pm

monitor his health. even in the past couple years, he has produced when healthy. that doesnt mean that i'm optimistic about his chances for next year.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:44 pm

ill probably be just staying away from him this year and probably in the future until he starts to come back to his old self or somewhere around it
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Postby Madison » Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:44 pm

I don't think people are going to "jump" to get him, but I do believe he will go earlier than I would feel comfortable taking the gamble. Spring training could make a world of difference as to boosting his value. I don't think it can get much lower, so a poor spring wouldn't be a big deal. A good spring, could boost his draft spot by a few rounds. We'll see though. B-)
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