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Postby Chuckles » Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:36 pm

kcs261 wrote:
JourneyingBraves wrote:Todd Helton

God, I hope so. This guy is killing me right now.

Yah, agreed. I also have Chavez and Abreu, which is fun. Add Sheets and Wood to that. :-t

I'd agree that Delgado average-wise wouldn't be a candidate, but power-wise would be.

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Postby djack909 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:06 pm

Overbay, Percival and Vasquez
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Postby The Punisher » Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:13 pm

C- VMart obviously or Jason Kendall
1b- Todd Helton more so that Thome
2b- Marcus Giles
3b- Chavez is the obvious one so Ill add ARam into there since he hasnt broken out yet this year
SS- Nomar, I mean I know hes out for 2 to 3 months but you could probably just trade away someone like Coco Crisp or something to these owners ancy to get him off their hands. And then he should definitely produce decent numbers for what it was worth.
OF- A. Jones and Hideki might be a good choice right now since he hasnt done much since the first week
SP- Vazquez and Ollie P
RP- Gagne, hes injured for a while and Im sure you can get him cheaper right now than for what hes really worth
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Postby mcmahojl » Sun May 01, 2005 1:58 am

Whenever I see "buy low guys," I always see a list of "guys who are on average great, but are not doing so hot right now." If everyone thinks like that, which they probably do, why trade these good guys. I believe that there is a bit more involved in determining who is a "buy low guy."
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Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Sun May 01, 2005 2:07 pm

Well, I think the basic idea is that some owners don't always feel that way. They get frustrated with a player who's underperforming, maybe get a little nervous, and undervalue him in trades. On the other hand, I think you're basically right - it's unlikely that you'll find someone who will trade a consistent producer like Todd Helton or Aubrey Huff for lower value just because they're struggling a bit right now. So I think you're right - a buy-low player doesn't just have to be a player who's underperforming, but also one who's unproven enough that his current owner is worried that he'll continue to play poorly.

With that said, here are a few guys who I think are potential buy-low candidates. Keep in mind that the fact that they are buy-low candidates means that there's some risk involved (often, this risk is simply that they're not proven and have only had one good year), and there's a distinct possibility that they'll continue to play poorly. That's why Todd Helton's not on this list - it's going to be pretty tough to convince a Helton owner that he's suddenly going to hit .280 with 15 homers this year.

Adrian Beltre
Carlos Delgado (risk because of new ballpark)
Orlando Cabrera
Vernon Wells
Travis Hafner
Hideki Matsui
Sean Casey
Aaron Rowand
Jason Kendall
Jason Bay
Ken Griffey Jr.
Kaz Matsui
Johnny Estrada
D. McPherson

I'm not necessarily saying that I'd go after all these players. (I'm not really expecting great things out of Cabrera, Rowand, Bay, Estrada, and McPherson, to name a few.) But basically, these are the guys who were expected to perform better than they've been performing and who also have sufficient risk attached to them that their owners might be willing to sell them at a lower price.
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Postby The Guru » Sun May 01, 2005 5:57 pm


I'm very frustrated with him.

As a thome owner I'm ready to give this guy up for almost anything. The slow start to go along with the "back spasms" that have been effecting him during ST and the 1st month and will continue to affect him all year long.

I'm just waiting till the yahoo "player news" stops writing about his injury so I can move the guy.

The second Thome hits a HR I'm trading his ass and fast.
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Postby unclepaulie » Sun May 01, 2005 6:19 pm

Guru, drop him for Hermanson or....that Takasatu dude you like so much :-b
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Postby djack909 » Sun May 01, 2005 7:06 pm

Did I say Oberbay and Vasquez last night ? I picked them up last week. Overbay 5 for 5 & HR and Vasquez was trying for a complete game today. My other recent pick-up, Hillenbrand was only 4 for 5 today.
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