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Postby Captain Jack Sparrow » Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:58 am

Do you look for players you can pick up in the draft who will likely be traded to the contenders before the trade deadline? Isn't usually someone in the last year of their contract that the small market teams can't afford to keep? Is this worth considering or does it really not help the players fantasy value at all.

I guess I'm thinking starting pitchers could benefit the most. Any ideas?
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:08 am

In reverse, this is what worries me about Dotel. He can be traded to a contender near the deadline to become a setup man.
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Postby NZF » Mon Feb 14, 2005 1:08 am

It's worth considering but it is so much of a crapshoot with starting pitchers, it isn't likely to be worth the effort.

I agree with closers it could be more of a factor, although unless he struggles badly, I don't see any threat of Dotel being traded into a set-up role.
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Postby Madison » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:42 am

99% shot that Soriano will be traded near the deadline. The papers down here are saying that it's guaranteed that he will not finish the season as a Ranger since they only did a 1 year deal. Personally, I'd say he's gone, but I'm holding out hope that somehow the Rangers can overcome the Angels and have a shot at the division which would require them to hang on to Soriano for the stretch run.

Anyway, just figured I'd toss that out there. :-)
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Postby eftda » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:46 am

Madison wrote:99% shot that Soriano will be traded near the deadline. The papers down here are saying that it's guaranteed that he will not finish the season as a Ranger since they only did a 1 year deal. Personally, I'd say he's gone, but I'm holding out hope that somehow the Rangers can overcome the Angels and have a shot at the division which would require them to hang on to Soriano for the stretch run.

Anyway, just figured I'd toss that out there. :-)


Do the rangers have enough cash to bring him back for 06?
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Postby Madison » Mon Feb 14, 2005 2:55 am

eftda wrote:Do the rangers have enough cash to bring him back for 06?


Yes, but they won't spend it. :-/ Supposedly, they will be in the market for a top starter (somehow I don't believe that for a second though). :-/

Not to mention that Soriano will be a free agent at the end of the year and will want a long multi-year, multi-million dollar deal. All the papers down here say there's no way the Rangers re-sign him, so he's gone by the trade deadline.

I just hope we get some solid pitching for him. :-o
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Postby io » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:50 am

Mike Sweeney could move to a contender if he's still healthy before the trading deadline

or one of the Cincy Of's .. dunn, kearns, wily mo
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Postby nikku88 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:04 am

Madison wrote:Yes, but they won't spend it. :-/ Supposedly, they will be in the market for a top starter (somehow I don't believe that for a second though). :-/


A top starter? Isn't Chan Ho Park enough? ;-)
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Postby ironman » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:41 am

If they're playing for Pittsburgh they could always be traded. :-D ;-)
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Postby rlee » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:15 pm

Urbina is another one to keep your eye on around the trade deadline. If Percival is healthy, the Tigers woud be smart to deal him to a contender (Cubs ???) Danny Graves?

The other unknown factor at this time is what highly rated team will not live up to expectations and start chopping the payroll ... Giants, White Sox, perhaps
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