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Postby wrveres » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:43 pm

Mine aren't actually done, so I probably shouldn't be critizing anyways, they were just a few quick observations.
Personally, I really can't see any reason to do them till Febuary, but thats beside the point.

As for Larry ... I say Larry is prime for a nice comeback and Larry will be a great value at 3B next season. It is rare for plus .300 hitters to just lose thier abilty to hit for average all of the sudden. I'd gamble X amount of dollars that Larrys numbers are alot closer to Larrys career norms in '05. He is only 32.

Lowell ... well, we are talking about "draft" right? ;-7 Buy low, sell high

Figgins .. Ya gotta love bieng able to get SB production from the corners, right? Especially in Fantasy ball.

Oh and Tampa will be a much improved team next season .. I have faith in Sweet Lou. ;-D
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Postby Tavish » Wed Nov 24, 2004 10:59 pm

wrveres wrote:Mine aren't actually done, so I probably shouldn't be critizing anyways, they were just a few quick observations.
Personally, I really can't see any reason to do them till Febuary, but thats beside the point.

Mine aren't either, these are mainly speculations on what I think my projections will say. Chances are they will be completely different when everything is said and done. There isn't much point to it, but they asked so I gave it to 'em. ;-)

As for Larry ... I say Larry is prime for a nice comeback and Larry will be a great value at 3B next season. It is rare for plus .300 hitters to just lose thier abilty to hit for average all of the sudden. I'd gamble X amount of dollars that Larrys numbers are alot closer to Larrys career norms in '05. He is only 32.


If he can get back to the .300 range then he will end up being a steal in almost every draft. I figure he goes somewhere in the 7-9 round range along with players like Lowell and Wright.

Lowell ... well, we are talking about "draft" right? ;-7 Buy low, sell high


I have no clue what we are talking about, as long as it isn't politics I'm game. ;-D
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:11 pm

Just making sure... its Larry "Chipper" Jones, right?

And I ask for these lists just to get a preliminary idea of a) who is at each position (cause sometimes one or two just get lost in the mix), and b) where other people are ranking them. Then I can do a prelim rank myself.
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:11 am

1 Alex Rodriguez
2 Adrian Beltre
3 Eric Chavez
4 Scott Rolen
5 Hank Blalock
6 Melvin Mora
7 Aubrey Huff
8 Chipper Jones
9 Aramis Ramirez
10 Troy Glaus
11 Mike Lowell
12 David Wright
13 Casey Blake
14 Dallas McPherson
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16 Tony Batista
17 Juan Uribe
18 Vinny Castilla
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Postby wrveres » Thu Nov 25, 2004 1:40 am

Bloody Nipples wrote:Just making sure... its Larry "Chipper" Jones, right?


Yes, and you have way to much faith in Adrian. IMHO
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Thu Nov 25, 2004 4:19 am

wrveres wrote:
Bloody Nipples wrote:Just making sure... its Larry "Chipper" Jones, right?


Yes, and you have way to much faith in Adrian. IMHO


But I'm a giants' fan, so my high opinion of him should be even more valuable ;-)
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Postby Secret Avatar » Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:26 pm

Tough to make a call on Beltre until after he decides where he's going. His BA, OPS, etc. are considerably higher on the road away from LA. If he gets traded to a better hitters park, I think he'd be a lock for #2 behind A-Rod. Plus, on a better team he might have more runs. His run total was low in 2004 compared to his BA, HR, and other hitting stats.

Beltre will be a risk for next year, no matter where he goes, but his potential upside is INSANE. He could be the next Pujols. Even if he doesn't have a monster year, his numbers are still likely to be comparable to everyone else's at 3B except for maybe A-Rod. With a monster upside like that, and not a ton of downside, I don't see how Beltre's not a lock for #2 or at least #3.

I know some smart and experienced fantasy players who are have him ahead of A-Rod at 3B.
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Postby BumpWills » Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:43 pm

Hard to call Beltre the next Pujols. He's a year older than Pujols. In seven MLB seasons he has one Pujols like season, wheras Pujols has 1.000+ OPS in 3 of his 4 seasons and never below .950.
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Postby dleoboyd » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:50 pm

BumpWills wrote:Hard to call Beltre the next Pujols. He's a year older than Pujols. In seven MLB seasons he has one Pujols like season, wheras Pujols has 1.000+ OPS in 3 of his 4 seasons and never below .950.



Yeah, I don't really see the similarities between Pujols and Beltre either.....One was highly touted; the other flew under the prospect radar. One has been brilliant his whole career, while the other has been a disappointment his whole career w/ one break out season. I guess the only real similarities I can think of are last year's numbers and that they are both from Santo Domingo.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:56 pm

Albert Pujols
Adrian Beltre

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I can't think of any other similarities between the 2 either.
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