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Postby Talyn » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:29 pm

Look like Manuel wants to run a lot.


"I like to run," Manuel said. "The more you run, the more pressure you put on the other team. I want to press and push the other team. People take it for granted that since I was a hitting coach, I just sit back and wait for the three-run homer. I love the three-run homer, but at the same time, I get a charge out of seeing someone steal second and third and scoring on a ground ball."


"I think he can steal 60 to 75," said Manuel, without a trace of doubt. "Stealing bases is confidence, too. The more you run, the better you get. Thirty isn't too low, but I think he can steal more. He's a legit base stealer."


Manuel's request of Rollins is part of his philosophy of utilizing the top-of-the-lineup speed of Rollins, Kenny Lofton and Bobby Abreu, and to manufacture as many runs as possible. Playing in homer-friendly Citizens Bank Park can be intimidating, as no lead is safe and no deficit too small to overcome.


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Postby Kingctb27 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:35 pm

Sounds great....I just traded Wood and Estrada for Rollins and Ichiro in my 15 man keeper. :-b
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Postby Pedantic » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:03 pm

I have him at $20 in my NL-only keeper. I'm practically drooling now. :-D ;-D
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Postby xtrm84 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:16 pm

with the lineup that he's in I wouldnt be suprised if he wen t 2nd round.
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Postby chris8 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:46 pm

Drafting him at pick 5:7 in my 12-team keeper just looks better and better :-D
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Postby Mr. Charlie » Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:10 pm

chris8 wrote:Drafting him at pick 5:7 in my 12-team keeper just looks better and better :-D


I guess TSN knew what they were doing when they valued him at $28.
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:17 pm

Ok so Rollins just got shoved up my rankings....54th to 39th
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Postby slomo007 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:23 pm

Wow, so much for my logic of Rollins being one of the most overrated players this year. I'm not going to overpay...but I will no longer be nervous drafting him.
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Postby NZF » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:30 pm

I was huge on Rollins late last year before the Phillies got Lofton. It appears as though Lofton will hit lead-off now (at least against righty starters). That needs to be taken into account when projecting Rollins steal totals.
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Postby giants8307 » Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:23 am

He's now #3 on my SS wish list...Thanks for the info. ;-D
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