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Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:06 pm

Last off season Giles was mentioned in the same breath as Abreu as being in the second tier of fantasy OF.

Did he have such a bad season? Is Petco so tough on hitters?

He is only 2 seasons removed from a .300-38-103-15 season for the Pirates.

This is one guy that I don't have much of a feel for, except a feeling that he is underacheiving.

Any thoughts?
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Postby yanksareback2 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:14 pm

i am not a big giles fan since he got into Petco park.

Plus he is obviously roided up (look at his neck)

I see his numbers declining and i can also see him having problem staying healthy
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Postby XTSilver » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:18 pm

I would agree that his numbers will be more like the past two season than his great seasons with the Pirates. He is no longer in the same breath as Abreu.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:20 pm

As a 2004 Giles owner, I didn't think that he was that much of a dissapointment. In my league's point system he finished almost exactly where he did in 2003. But he probably is done being a second tier fantasy OF.

I would take advantage of the cloud of dissapointment around his name and snatch him up as a #3 OF in mixed leagues and #2 in NL-only. Chances are he will find a way to duplicate his 2004 numbers or better them. I do not see a reason for his game to decline again.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:26 pm

his days of 35+ homers have past. will still give good production--.290, 25, 95 or thereabouts--but not someone you are going to build your outfield around.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:32 pm

Giles is among the bottom tier of fantasy outfielders in most leagues. In deeper leagues he could have some value, but not enough in most leagues to draft him higher than the 14th or 15th round IMO.
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Postby Fire-Rescue-Diver » Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:10 pm

He did take big hits in the OBP, SLG and OPS last year and his drop in BB and increase in K's have me considering trying to move him in a package deal soon.

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Postby mocabeenow » Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:09 pm

how old is giles? How long is his contract in SD?

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Postby Jivedude » Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:14 pm

mocabeenow wrote:how old is giles? How long is his contract in SD?

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He's 33 and is signed through 2006.
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Postby mocabeenow » Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:25 pm

thanks jive

I'm wondering if he'll resign in '06 or move on?

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