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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:08 pm

prior is the best of the bunch easily imo....best stuff by far....after him it gets flip floppy......


prior
zambrano
pedro
wood.........


but i would love to see wood break out and have that great season he is capable of having , but i have about lost hope on that 22 win 280 k season ever happening......
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Postby Mustangs989 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:27 pm

trevisc wrote:Prior
Pedro
Zambrano
Wood

That's how I have them as well. If healthy I'll take Prior easily. Pedro and Zambrano are close, but with Pedro going to a NL pitchers park I like him better. Wood is 4th until he has the season he has the potential for.
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Postby irishdude103 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:42 pm

Wood
Prior
Martinez
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:37 pm

Prior

Zambrano
Pedro

Wood

I'm like raiders on this one. I keep holding out hope that Wood will have a break out fantasy year, but I'm beginning to lose faith in that happening. If Prior is healthy he's of course the best. If Pedro didn't have the shoulder concens I would put him right up there with Prior maybe, but with the uncertainty I bumped him down quite a bit.
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Postby ironman » Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:56 pm

Here's how I rank them.

Mark Prior
Carlos Zambrano
Kerry Wood
Fred Savage
A bag of corn nuts
Pedro Martinez

I don't get why anyone would value a 6-inning pitcher over the 3 aforementioned Cubs? He's obviously not the same pitcher he was 4, 3, even 2 years ago. His 3.90 ERA last year should send up red flags, not to mention he just left the best team for run support (Boston was 1st in runs scored) for one of the worst (Mets were 26th).

My money is on the corn nuts. I heard he developed a nasty slider to compliment his 98-MPH fastball this winter in the Dominican League. ;-)
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:00 pm

I can see mixing up the first 3 but I can't see how Wood ranks anywhere but 4th on this list.
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Postby chinch sacs » Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:51 pm

ironman wrote:Here's how I rank them.

Mark Prior
Carlos Zambrano
Kerry Wood
Fred Savage
A bag of corn nuts
Pedro Martinez

My money is on the corn nuts. I heard he developed a nasty slider to compliment his 98-MPH fastball this winter in the Dominican League. ;-)


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Postby djacks » Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:34 pm

I can't believe most of you have Pedro ahead of Wood... 8-o

Pedro is the most overrated pitcher in fantasy baseball...he doesn't strike out many anymore, he'll struggle for wins this year, and his era is going in the wrong direction...not to mention his shoulder is hanging on by a thread.

Wood has continually disappointed, but he's still a better option than Pedro!

I'd rank them:

Prior
Wood
Zambrano
Pedro

I could see an argument to "John Kerry" Zambrano and Wood, though.
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Postby bucsfan04 » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:07 pm

djacks wrote:Pedro is the most overrated pitcher in fantasy baseball...he doesn't strike out many anymore, he'll struggle for wins this year, and his era is going in the wrong direction...not to mention his shoulder is hanging on by a thread.


Agreed. I'd definetly rank Prior ahead of him and probably Wood too.
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Postby DK » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:41 pm

djacks wrote:I can't believe most of you have Pedro ahead of Wood... 8-o

Pedro is the most overrated pitcher in fantasy baseball...he doesn't strike out many anymore, he'll struggle for wins this year, and his era is going in the wrong direction...not to mention his shoulder is hanging on by a thread.

Wood has continually disappointed, but he's still a better option than Pedro!

I'd rank them:

Prior
Wood
Zambrano
Pedro

I could see an argument to "John Kerry" Zambrano and Wood, though.


This is quite possibly the most incorrect thing I've ever seen.

Pedro doesn't strike much out anymore? How do you explain him having the second-best K/9 in the AL last year?

His shoulder is hanging on by a thread? The Mets did an MRI on him. If they had found anything to suggest that, they wouldn't have given him 53 million.

Struggling for wins, possibly- I would say, probably. But he's so good it's hard to tell.

His ERA is going in the wrong direction? If you're basing that on 2004, then you'd better say that Prior's going in the wrong direction too, because his 2004 was barely average.

Wood walks far too many to have any stronghold on this list as of yet.

Zambrano... I'm still rooting for you, son, but I need to see more. He's got electric stuff, but he needs to build a track record.

Factoring in park effects, I'd rank them:

Pedro
Prior
Zambrano
Wood
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