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Postby LumberJack5 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:16 pm

Yea, so I probly should go with Matsui.
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Postby MightyIan » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:56 pm

i live in houston, and burke isnt penciled in as anything but a possibility. the astros have no clue yet what theyre doing in the OF or 2. but my bet goes with burke gettting the start at 2 at least until berkman comes back.

and i heard that polanco isnt going to be starting, but that seems to change every day. who knows about either of these players. for anyone who hasnt drafted yet, i suggest getting someone that youre SURE is going to have starting job. nothing annoys me more than having a plattoon player on my team.
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Postby Dmville » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:19 pm

Everything I've read is that Utley will be their 2B for this year and beyond unless he absolutely chokes.

They offered Polanco arbitration hoping he would turn them down and seek FA so that they would then be comped by his signing team, but he surprised them and accepted. Not a favorite w management. Of course a new manager may change that. Who knows?

I'd go w Utley over Burke.
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Re: Chase Utley VS. Chris Burke

Postby NZF » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:36 pm

LumberJack5 wrote: What Ive read on Utley it says he could hit 25 Homers. Is that realistic?


Well he hit 13 in 267 AB's last season, so yes it is.

I like Utley quite a bit more, I don't see Burke's starting job any more secure than Utley's.
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Postby LumberJack5 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:44 pm

Thanks for all the replies guys.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:05 pm

I like Utley much better. Neither is a lock to start but I think Utley is a better player all around.
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Postby ramble2 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:48 pm

One of the painful lessons I've learned playing fantasy baseball is to never, ever, never rely on a rookie 2B. They are fine as backups, but do not put yourself in a position where failure on the rookie's part is going to put you too much out of sorts.

I'd rank them

Matsui
Utley
Burke
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Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:06 pm

ramble2 wrote:One of the painful lessons I've learned playing fantasy baseball is to never, ever, never rely on a rookie 2B. They are fine as backups, but do not put yourself in a position where failure on the rookie's part is going to put you too much out of sorts.

I'd rank them

Matsui
Utley
Burke


Who was the 2B that burned you? Reyes?

I agree with this wholeheartedly. The best strategy to employ is to take the scarce positions seriously. Get guys you know will produce. Not necessarily super star level but above average. Other positions are MUCH easier to replace.
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Postby Sticky Spice » Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:44 am

Speaking of Utley - there's a new blurb on his situation on Rotoworld this morning.
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Re: Chase Utley VS. Chris Burke

Postby longbombers1 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:27 am

TB13 wrote:
LumberJack5 wrote:The best 2B left Kaz Matsui. Should I take him next pick?

Chone Figgins is gone already? I would take him. If he's gone, I am betting that you can get Utley in the 15th-17th round range. Burke should be there in the 20's still.
I think that both Utley and Burke will do well. Depending on what you need. Burke will steal more and score more runs leading off. Utley can bang you the home runs and rbi's that Burke has. I say take them both and play either the hot hand, or for the category that you may need (stolen base or home run).


Burke won't lead off, he'll be in the 2 hole
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