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Postby Secret Avatar » Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:04 pm

"Owners who drafted Beltre in the first round are chumps."

And who, pray tell, did geniuses like you draft in the first and second rounds?
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Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:15 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
davidmarver wrote:
TheYanks04 wrote:When is his next contract year?


ridiculous theory.

No kidding. Some grown ups still believe in fairy tales.
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Postby Jester » Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:20 pm

GSes wrote:I bet Beltre finishes

100 runs
35 Home Runs
115 RBI
290 avg

I can still definitly see this as possible. I'm trying to snag him cheap as we speak actually.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:24 pm

Beltre was a guy I definitely was cautious with in each draft. In most all of them I was able to steer clear of the can of worms that owning him would open, BUT... I did get him with the first pick in the third round of a 13 team league, (27th overall), so I have something invested in him. While I think you will find the consensus to be quite unanimous that he will not put up number like last year, the fact is that he had 200 hits in fewer than 600 at bats, and led the majors in HRs.

Everybody wants to hate on him (probably because he has burned them in past years and they were finally fed up and thus missed drafting him last year) and brag about how they were smart enough not to draft him, but if he doesn't end up with 30+ HRs and 100+ RBIs, I'd be shocked. The 100-30-115-290 sounds about right to me. WAY too early to panic.

Bragging about not drafting a guy in April is silly. Beltre had to go somewhere in your draft, and somewhere in the top 30 in all likelihood. He might have been drafted too high in most leagues, but that doesn't mean that everyone who drafted him reached.
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Postby brandnew » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:38 pm

I'm still on the Beltre bandwagon :-o

Wait til he heats up! :-D
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Postby jayman » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:53 pm

Secret Avatar wrote:Gimme a break, dudes, with your "I told you sos" in the first three weeks of the season. The first three weeks mean nothing. There are plenty of big power hitters who are underperforming right now. Pujols. Helton for another. Thome. Carlos Lee. Chavez. The list goes on. Even Manny was hitting terribly until he had a hot streak last week.

Totally agreed. It's too early to make sound decsions on players that are either COLD or HOT, with a few exceptions of course.
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Postby matmat » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:57 pm

someone go whack him in the foot with a mallet.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:14 pm

one HR so far tonight...*fingers crossing*..... 8-o
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Postby Madison » Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:21 pm

AcidRock23 wrote:one HR so far tonight...*fingers crossing*..... 8-o

At the Ballpark in Arlington (I know, I know, Ameriquest Field, but I hate the new name). Anyone can hit it out of there. Lol. :-b

Still a positive sign though. ;-)
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