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Postby firemanx » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:37 am

Who would you grab in a 5x5 roto league?
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Postby nikku88 » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:40 am

Halladay
Burnett

Mulder (I'm a little scared of him)
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Postby The Jury » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:40 am

It's a tough one.. Mulder is the safest pick of the trio but his K ratios are limited. I think Burnett and Halladay both have more upside in 5x5, but Mulder is the safest.
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Postby D-Buc » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:07 am

If you want to be safe, go Mulder.

If you wnat to take a gamble, and possibly win your league, take Burnett. You gotta take some gambles to win it all. Anyone can play it safe and take 4th or 5th--how fun is that?
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:09 am

nikku88 wrote:Halladay
Burnett

Mulder (I'm a little scared of him)


My thought exactly. Halladay is just a tad ahead of Burnett, though.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:24 am

why are you guys saying mulder is a safe pick? i think he's anything but safe after the meltdown last year...people saying he might be injured...beane trading him...it might be nothing, but he scares me a lot more than those two other guys and assuming they will go close to each other in drafts, i'd take both halladay and AJ before him.

halladay first, then AJ. :-D
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:23 am

Personally, I think Mulder is going to bounce back, but I'd go with Halladay.
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Postby davidmarver » Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:38 am

Using linear regression lines, the following are predicted for the 2005 season.

Halladay - 18-7, 3.09 ERA, 177K, 1.06 WHIP
Burnett - 11-9, 3.53 ERA, 187 K, 1.16 WHIP
Mulder - 19-8, 3.55 ERA, 157 K, 1.18 WHIP
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:41 am

nikku88 wrote:Halladay
Burnett

Mulder (I'm a little scared of him)


Definitely. ;-D I would maybe put Burnett at the top, but I want to see a complete season like the end of last year. Mulder will get you close to 20 W's if healthy, but his K's will be the lowest of that group, and his ERA and WHIP -- while better than the second half last year -- won't be anything to write home about IMO. I guess I'm just trying to set my expectations low for Mulder so he surprises me, but for fantasy purposes I'd take either of the other two over him. :-/
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Postby Fumbler » Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:43 am

kimchi_chigae wrote:why are you guys saying mulder is a safe pick? i think he's anything but safe after the meltdown last year...people saying he might be injured...beane trading him...it might be nothing, but he scares me a lot more than those two other guys and assuming they will go close to each other in drafts, i'd take both halladay and AJ before him.

halladay first, then AJ. :-D



I don't know about you, but actual injuries scare me alot more than people speculating about one. Or are you forgetting already that Halladay missed alot of last season with an injury, while Burnett isn't that far removed from Tommy John surgery?

Another reason i'd stay away from Halladay is the opponents he has to face. You already know you're gonna feel pretty nervous when he has to go up against the likes of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Orioles a countless number of times...or will you just plan on sitting him that day/week? It's just too bad he won't get to face his own team.

With the Cardinals offense and defense behind Mulder, i think he's the safest pick of the three. If they can turn Suppan and Marquis into good pitchers, imagine what they could do for Mulder.

I'd take Burnett second and Halladay third.

*edit* Yeah, if you're looking for more strikeouts than go with Burnett or Halladay.
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