I took at look at the draft and here are some of my thoughts:
Santana: too early-one year does not make a top 5 pick; should go right around were schmidt went
RJ: a little too early, but in all my leagues he tends to go real high
Sheets: way too early, again one year does not make a stud, plus he plays for a crappy team in a league that gives points for wins and (-) for losses, that really hurts.
Chavez: should go before beltre for sure. It seems like there is way too much emphasis on last years stats. How about all the crappy years beltre had before last?
Pudge: no way he should go this early
Lidge: too early, I would still take Rivera before him
Dunn: too early
sisyphus wrote:LB, It's pretty clear you don't like A-Rod. Me thinks you have a bias. I don't like his lip-stick wearing, ass either. However, he is top 5 without a doubt. There are plenty of good 3b out there, but none that put up the power numbers he does. And Adrian "Walk Year" Beltre does not count.
Chavez and Rolen don't count? They will be around the same power numbers as A-Rod. And A-Rods dozen or so SB's will make him the #1 3B. I'm not biased, why would I care about A-Rod?
And as for the Soriano and A-Rod comparison - Soriano's SB's dropped because Texas doesn't run. I don't think that will change. His HR I can see getting back up around 40 though. A-Rod had a spike in SB's partly because NY lets him run, and partly fluke IMO. SB's decline alot faster than any other stat, starting at age 24. I don't see A-Rod getting 20 SB's this year - if that makes me biased somehow, then I guess I'm biased.
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I thought that was pretty clear. You went off about how several third basemen were better, or at least as good as A-Rod, then when its clear your position is more than questionable, you tell me to worry about my own rankings. That seems to me that you know you are wrong and for some reason are compelled to go off subject to cover yourself.
sisyphus wrote:One relatively down season does not make a trend. And if that is the argument then Chavez is definetly out of the conversation. That would leave Rolen, a nice player, but not A-Rod.
If you take a look at the players available in the first round and compare them to the players available at those positions in the 2nd round, the margin is smaller at 3B than any other position (unless you're predicting a career year). This isn't a knock against Arod, it's just the way the league is this year. Most people will ignore this and draft Arod high just because.
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