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Postby TheYanks04 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:00 am

Yup. You had decent pitching already and Buerhle is not a good enough SP to have diverted you from a solid stick. I would have been looking SS or another OF or a good 1b for Util.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:01 am

Zito is God wrote:I dont like the pick too much. With Scholling and Mussina you already have enough in the department to draft later average pitchers that are diamonds in the rough. Buehrle has been terribly overworked last 3 years and I am looking for a downfall this year.


Finally, another Buehrle realist. I don't understand how he got this good reputation. Just because he stayed healthy for a few years and posted mediocre numbers I guess. If you're looking for a 4th starter, he's your man. If you're looking for a 3rd starter, like you were, you would have been better off going with someone with higher upside.

The pick won't kill your team by any means though, at least you know what you're going to get from him. Now your mission should be to steal your "real" 3rd starter later in the draft. Focus on guys with big upsides like Bonderman or Sabathia. Good luck! ;-D

And yeah, that's one seriously potent offense. Great draft so far.
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Postby jeff926 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:23 am

i would have taken maddux or pineiro over buehrle
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:09 am

slomo007 wrote:
Zito is God wrote:I dont like the pick too much. With Scholling and Mussina you already have enough in the department to draft later average pitchers that are diamonds in the rough. Buehrle has been terribly overworked last 3 years and I am looking for a downfall this year.


Finally, another Buehrle realist. I don't understand how he got this good reputation.


He's been very good the past 4 years. Wait and see, my friend. And the kicker is you suggest Bonderman to be his "true" #3 when he's going to be significantly worse than Buehrle, even on an off year like 2004. Sabathia is OK, but he's no Buehrle. He's a 4.00 ERA guy.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:11 am

LBJackal wrote:Sabathia is OK, but he's no Buehrle. He's a 4.00 ERA guy.


Buehrle will be a 4.0 ERA guy as well wait and see. And Sabathia has the upside that Buehrle doesn't.
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Postby Bobblehead » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:27 am

Jeff Kent lasted until the 9th round? 8-o
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Postby bolkonsky » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:11 pm

Buehrle is undervalued by virtually everyone here.

He has a 69-45 career record with a 3.76 ERA...a 1.24 career WHIP isn't mind-blowing, but it is still pretty decent.
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Postby xtrm84 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:21 pm

here ill make it simple...Bad Pick was.........MARK BUEHRLE
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:43 pm

Let me just say his road splits rivaled any pitcher in the league - look it up.

If you can take him and play him on the road exclusively he's money.
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Postby AKhomebrewer » Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:36 pm

I'd have personally taken Radke or Piniero there instead, but that doesn't make it a bad pick. They're not that far apart.
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