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Postby pat1999 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:29 am

it seems as if a lot of people are shying away from bonds this year. ive been seeing him go late in the first round and even early second round in drafts. is it because of the surgery?

i kinda get the feeling of him taking the spring off is good for him... i dont understand how a guy who is almost a lock for 40 hr and insane obp and avg is slipping till late first seeing a lot of people take abreu,manny,santana and even carl crawford above him....i dont get it.

what is everyones opinion on the type of season were going to see from expecting similar stats to last year.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:53 am

I'm expecting more of the same too. I think he's dropping because people are worried that he's going to give out soon.
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:00 am

probably the two big reasons are his age/injury concerns and the whole steriods issue.....I tend to shy away from him unless my league has OBP which then if hes there I'll jump all over him.
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Postby Brendo » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:10 am

it's also a matter of league settings....if you count steals, barry, despite his great power and on-base #'s, is a lesser choice

also his average is great, but unless you count OBP, his reduced at bats mean his average won't carry as much weight for your team....making it easier to stomach Abreau's .300 average over 500 ab's when it comes with 30 steals
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Postby blankman » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:27 am

Bonds slips for many reasons. One of which is people like me who pretend he doesn't exist and don't even consider him. Really, that early in the draft it won't/never has hurt me, since I'll take Manny etc but you could get a "steal," providing his knee problems, age and the steriod issue don't affect him.
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Bonds has this year all planed out!

Postby smokies » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:51 am

This is his plan for the down fall of barry bonds. Without the roids
he will suffer in all areas this year and will blame his probelms
on his leg. His hr's drop 20% along with his rbi's, if you think this is crazy sit back and watch someone else pay fourty plus and wish they had beltran at fourtyfive.
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Postby jeff926 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:54 am

if i had bonds still there at #7 or #8, i would probably do a backflip, get some ice (for my back), and then take him. he'll be fine. plus, he actually has some support in the lineup. he'll have more people to drive in to. i wouldn't be surprised to see pitchers challenge him a little more this year, which equals more HR for the roid freak.
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:13 pm

The guy is a freak of nature..steroids or not.

There is no reason he shouldn't be able to duplicate the #'s he had last year.

In our league walks are equal to singles so Bonds is huge.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:24 am

In my league, we don't use Batting Average, we use On-Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage as separate categories, and Bonds is BY FAR the most valuable player. Last year, Bonds slipped to me at the 5th pick and I was elated. Half of the owners in the league absolutely hate Bonds with a passion so I'm hoping I can get a good draft choice and nab him. He could drop 200 points in both OBP and SLG and still be a .400/.600 guy.
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