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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:44 pm

brandnew wrote:
Free Bagel wrote:
Yeah, reallistically none of those are even close.

Vs. Atl:
C - Barajas vs. Estrada
1B - Texeira vs. Laroche
2B - Soriano vs. Giles
SS - Young vs. Furcal
3B - Blalock vs. Chipper



I beg to differ.

Giles >>> Soriano
Chipper > Blalock (Atleast for now)


That's just idiotic.
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Postby George_Foreman » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:10 pm

why?

perhaps he went a little overboard on the ">>>" for the giles/soriano comparisson, but i think giles will have a better year than sori this season. i mean, we could be talking about a .040 difference in BA, which is HUGE.
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Postby with_pleasure » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:17 pm

i mean, we could be talking about a .040 difference in BA, which is HUGE.


and a .060 difference in OBP.
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Postby brandnew » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:18 pm

Oh, I was talking about real.

I'd take Chipper over Blalock for now, because Chipper beat him in most categories last year, in a completely injury riddled year. They should have somewhat similar numbers this year, but Chipper will beat him fairly easily in OBP/OPS, and Chipper can hit lefties ;-) (Just can't get HR's off them)

Furcal isn't a huge step down from Young. Young will probably have around a 20 point advantage in batting average, but i expect their power numbers to be similar, whatwith Furcal looking for a big payday, and his quest to be the NL HR champ. Plus Furcal's got a cannon.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:18 pm

40 points would be huge but I don't think the margin will be that wide. I could see 25 points maybe.
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Postby brandnew » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:22 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:
brandnew wrote:
Free Bagel wrote:
Yeah, reallistically none of those are even close.

Vs. Atl:
C - Barajas vs. Estrada
1B - Texeira vs. Laroche
2B - Soriano vs. Giles
SS - Young vs. Furcal
3B - Blalock vs. Chipper



I beg to differ.

Giles >>> Soriano
Chipper > Blalock (Atleast for now)


That's just idiotic.


Why is it idiotic? I'm in the mood to make another bet, Soriano is terrible, I'll take Giles over him ANY day of the week.

Giles'll have a .070 point advantage in OBP, which is huge, and a .050 point advantage in SLG, which is pretty big as well. The only thing Soriano should have over him is 4-5 HR's.
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Postby jkpigskin » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:48 pm

Vs. baltimore
C - Barajas vs.Lopez
1b-texeira vs. gibbons
2b- Soriano vs. roberts
SS- young vs. Tejada
3b- blalock vs mora (toss up)

this argument that u guys r having.. half r talking fantasy wise.. and the other half is talking about real life.... and this method of comparing each postion is faulty.....
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:06 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Obviously we are not including defensive work because then you can drop Tex down a couple of notches.

Tex is good in the field. Not as good as Adrian Gonzalez, but better than Giambi. And if we include defense, you have to drop Derek Jeter a couple notches as well.

Anyways, its Texas by a mile. Such a great hitting infield, its ridiculous. No one is close.
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