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Better draft pick:

Arod
20
36%
Vlad
36
64%
 
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Time to downgrade Arod?

Postby Scott Boras Client » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:01 pm

I like Vlad better this year, I think. And I'm starting to wonder whether Tejada might not also be a better bet than the Cooler these days. Slappy has posted declining OPS in each of the last four years, plays a position that's unusually deep this season, and in a park unkind to right-handed power. And that monkey on his back ain't gonna help.
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Postby TonyCee » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:04 pm

I like A-Rod myself.
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Postby rotodog » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:05 pm

Mr Client, because 3b is sooooo deep this year, After reconsideration, I would have to take vlad.......In my mock, I took A-rod before vlad and now wish I could take it back...... :,-(
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Postby blankman » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:15 pm

rotodog wrote:In my mock, I took A-rod before vlad and now wish I could take it back...... :,-(


It's a mock. Why does it matter that you "screwed up?"

I'm taking Alex this year, and over Beltran too. ;-D

I'm also taking Vlad before Beltran too.
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Postby TonyCee » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:18 pm

blankman wrote:
rotodog wrote:In my mock, I took A-rod before vlad and now wish I could take it back...... :,-(


It's a mock. Why does it matter that you "screwed up."


LOL
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Postby Secret Avatar » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:26 pm

I'd take Vlad before A-Rod myself. Vlad's just got much better hitting stats. While I expect A-Rod to post better hitting numbers in 2005, the fact remains that Yankee stadium ain't friendly to his swing. Plus, his 28 steals in 2004 was a big bouce from his prior 5 years. Look for his steals to decline to 15 to 20.

I'd take A-Rod over Beltran, though. To me, Beltran's steals are just waiting to tail off, which would drop his value considerably.

Pujols is far and away my #1 pick.
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Postby ramble2 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:30 pm

Were I confident that A Rod would again have 10+ more stolen bases than Vlad, I'd consider taking him. But his other numbers last year are in line with other top 3B. I'd go with Vlad.
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Postby NZF » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:35 pm

Vlad by a margin
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Postby rich101682 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:49 pm

Secret Avatar wrote:To me, Beltran's steals are just waiting to tail off, which would drop his value considerably.


Why do you say that?
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Postby RynMan » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:50 pm

I like Pujols myself.
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