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Postby NZF » Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:31 pm

Surfs up wrote:How about Casey Blake


I don't think fluking a mediocre season instead of a crap season counts.
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Postby Skippyoz » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:15 am

Melvin Mora had career highs in almost every category at about 31 years old. Someone already mentioned him, but I wholeheartedly agree. For a single stat - I don't think Mike Cameron will ever hit 30 HR again. I don't know how he did it last year.
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Postby Tavish » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:06 am

thedude wrote:Pedro being average for a year. he will return to dominence against the weak NL lineups.


He was only slightly outstanding, not average. Defintely a fluke year. :-)

I'll say Rolen was a fluke, although not quite as big as some of the others mentioned. Career high numbers across the board, I would be extremely surprised if he matched any of them.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:28 am

thedude wrote:Carlos Guillen

jonny estrada

Brad Wilkerson



i agree on guillen, but not on the two other guys.

i actually think both estrada and wilkerson can have good seasons in 05 if not better ones then they did in 04.
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Postby stevethumb » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:36 am

mmora's .342 was definitely a fluke..look for his BA to be around .290 in 05
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:54 am

why do you guys think Guillen was a fluke?

Looks like natural progression to me.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:04 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:why do you guys think Guillen was a fluke?

Looks like natural progression to me.


I'm with you to an extent CM. I think he will put up better numbers than people think, but looking at his career numbers you can't say that you're not at least a little skeptical about him producing numbers similar to 2004?
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Postby thedude » Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:55 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:why do you guys think Guillen was a fluke?

Looks like natural progression to me.


he more than doubled his career high in home runs, stole as many bases as the previous three years combined, hit 41 points above his career batting average, and scored more than 80 runs for the first time. These numbers will come back to earth.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:48 pm

thedude wrote:
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:why do you guys think Guillen was a fluke?

Looks like natural progression to me.


he more than doubled his career high in home runs, stole as many bases as the previous three years combined, hit 41 points above his career batting average, and scored more than 80 runs for the first time. These numbers will come back to earth.


He was never healthy in Seattle. Hence, more games played in Detroit = higher numbers across the board.

I'm in the 'progression' camp on this guy ... though I do recognize him as a continuing injury risk :-o.
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Postby The Thrill » Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:17 pm

IMO Drew, Burnitz, Carpenter & Ja.Wright.
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