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Postby baseballboy » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:07 pm

We're not looking for sleepers as in unknowns but for those players that did not live up to expectations in 2004 that will fly under the radar in 2005. An example from 2003 would be Randy Johnson - went for BIG bucks in the 2003 auction and had a bad, injury riddled '03 for his owners, returning to form in '04 for a lower $ value. These players can be 2nd-yr players to 15-yr veterans, batters and pitchers. A few examples for 2005 may be:

Renteria
Soriano
Delgado
Halladay
Cintron
Kearns
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Postby dleoboyd » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:16 pm

A few that pop into my head are Mike Mussina, Javier Vazquez, Vernon Wells, Wade Miller, Randy Wolf, Kerry Wood, Garret Anderson, Richard Hidalgo, Maggs, Jason Giambi, and Mike Sweeney.
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Postby Erboes » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:23 pm

dleoboyd wrote:A few that pop into my head are Mike Mussina, Javier Vazquez, Vernon Wells, Wade Miller, Randy Wolf, Kerry Wood, Garret Anderson, Richard Hidalgo, Maggs, Jason Giambi, and Mike Sweeney.


Good list, but be weary of Ordonez out of Comisky. His home/road splits are very large. Hidalgo and Giambi I have my doubts about too, but if you can get them cheaply they are worth the gamble. Anderson seems to me could be on a slide, but I am still undecided about him. Mussina is a huge sleeper and could win many a championships alone. I do have concerns about Vazquez's drop in velocity though. If he's fine in the spring then he should be gold. Wells is beautiful. Just beautiful.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:26 pm

I like the ones you listed except Cintron

Marcus Giles
Jose Vidro
Vernon Wells
Magglio Ordonez
Chipper Jones
Preston Wilson
Nomar Garciaparra (depending on where he signs)

Mark Prior
Josh Beckett
Bartolo Colon
Javier Vazquez
Mike Mussina
Wade Miller
Randy Wolf
Hideo Nomo
Kyle Lohse

Also Derrek Lee didn't have a bad year last year but I think he gets overlooked a lot.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:26 pm

matt morris. hard to imagine he could get any worse than last year. he just had shoulder surgery and everything went well. he will probably be a little slow out of the gate and certainly wont match his 22 win season but he could be a bargain depending on what team he ends up with and if the surgery helped his problems.
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Postby dleoboyd » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:38 pm

Erboes wrote:
dleoboyd wrote:A few that pop into my head are Mike Mussina, Javier Vazquez, Vernon Wells, Wade Miller, Randy Wolf, Kerry Wood, Garret Anderson, Richard Hidalgo, Maggs, Jason Giambi, and Mike Sweeney.


Good list, but be weary of Ordonez out of Comisky. His home/road splits are very large. Hidalgo and Giambi I have my doubts about too, but if you can get them cheaply they are worth the gamble. Anderson seems to me could be on a slide, but I am still undecided about him. Mussina is a huge sleeper and could win many a championships alone. I do have concerns about Vazquez's drop in velocity though. If he's fine in the spring then he should be gold. Wells is beautiful. Just beautiful.



I'm more concerned with his knee than what park he's playing in.....I realize that his HR totals are lower when he plays away, but he still hits for average and his doubles increase when he's away from home.....I have my doubts about Hidalgo and Giambi too, but I highly doubt either will be as bad as last year......I didn't really notice Vazquez' drop in velocity, he was hitting 91-92 in the playoffs, which is where I thought he sat most of the time. :-?
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:51 pm

dleoboyd wrote:
Erboes wrote:
dleoboyd wrote:A few that pop into my head are Mike Mussina, Javier Vazquez, Vernon Wells, Wade Miller, Randy Wolf, Kerry Wood, Garret Anderson, Richard Hidalgo, Maggs, Jason Giambi, and Mike Sweeney.


Good list, but be weary of Ordonez out of Comisky. His home/road splits are very large. Hidalgo and Giambi I have my doubts about too, but if you can get them cheaply they are worth the gamble. Anderson seems to me could be on a slide, but I am still undecided about him. Mussina is a huge sleeper and could win many a championships alone. I do have concerns about Vazquez's drop in velocity though. If he's fine in the spring then he should be gold. Wells is beautiful. Just beautiful.



I'm more concerned with his knee than what park he's playing in.....I realize that his HR totals are lower when he plays away, but he still hits for average and his doubles increase when he's away from home.....I have my doubts about Hidalgo and Giambi too, but I highly doubt either will be as bad as last year......I didn't really notice Vazquez' drop in velocity, he was hitting 91-92 in the playoffs, which is where I thought he sat most of the time. :-?


From that list I like Mussina as a sleeper. There's no way that Giambi is making it on any of my teams as anything but a bench player.

My biggest rebound player is Roy Halladay. Chipper Jones also makes my list.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:17 pm

For what its worth, here is a rough list of players who had a solid 2003 season and then followed it with a poor 2004:


Delgado
V. Wells
Garciaparra
Maggs
PWilson
Sexson
Giambi
ABoone

Colon
JVaz
Hudson
Wood
Mussina
Prior
Brown
Halladay
Webb
Pettitte
Loaiza
Moyer
Millwood
Ponson
Wolf
Padilla
B. Anderson (KC)
Mantei
BYKim
Nomo

OBTW - dont forget Griffey! :-D
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Postby kentx12 » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:19 pm

Does anyone expect Bagwell to have a better year than last or is he going down hill fast?
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Postby eftda » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:24 pm

IMO, Bagwell will repeat last years performance, but in the future he wont get over 20 again.
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