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Postby jbones733 » Tue May 09, 2006 6:08 pm

i remember this kid was amazing a couple years ago, to start the saeson, now he's an 0-5 machine, i think he will bounce back, the braves always seem to do so. if anyone cares i have a trade involving Marcus in my sig to see what the market is
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Postby colt4523 » Tue May 09, 2006 6:43 pm

I have watched a lot of his games this year and his terrible average should be slightly higher. He just is not having any luck right now. Teams are making great catches on him and his hits are not falling in. He is too good of a hitter to straddle the mendoza line all year. I would recommend stashing him on your bench if you can until he heats up, that is what I am doing.
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Postby traxle » Tue May 09, 2006 9:49 pm

Id drop him and move on before there is no other 2B option on the wire. that's just me though.

drop a career 300 hitter with speed and power leading off for an okay offense (100+ runs)? um, only in a really tiny league.

i was psyched to draft him. but, he's killing me. however, with brian roberts out, i'm stuck with him in my lineup for now. no trade value, but a sure waiver pick-up in my 14 team league. you have to be patient with a player of proven quality. dropping him for a guy off to a hot start like wigginton, for instance, will, over the long haul, ruin you. sometimes good players have bad seasons. but, if you don't bet with the averages, you lose.

if he's playing through an injury, however, that's a whole different story. Noone's heard anything? braves this mets fan out...

Also, the formatting is screwy in the stats i pasted below, but should be readable enough to make the point...giles is a better 2nd half hitter.

March 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
April 112 401 69 124 32 2 11 44 53 85 10 3 .309 .391 .481 .872
May 93 347 53 86 25 1 9 39 24 55 10 3 .248 .304 .403 .707
June 51 190 31 51 13 0 5 17 27 32 7 2 .268 .362 .416 .778
July 76 288 51 95 23 4 7 39 31 36 7 2 .330 .403 .510 .913
August 115 432 77 129 24 1 12 48 51 76 9 4 .299 .376 .442 .818
September 105 382 58 101 26 3 16 43 35 69 9 5 .264 .334 .474 .808
October 10 34 7 10 0 1 2 9 6 7 0 0 .294 .415 .529 .944
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Postby Slump Busters » Thu May 11, 2006 3:41 pm

Fortunately I have Figgins playing 2B so when I saw Giles jettisoned to the Waiver wire a few weeks back, I used a #4 WW priority to pick him up. I spot him in occasionally when someone has off days but he will ride my bench until he comes around. Before I pick someone up that is hot or cold I always look at their career batting average, and figure the guy is either is a slump as is Giles and is to good not to rebound, or is playing out their backsides and could kill you later in the season if production tapers off to their average.

I figure unless really old or very new to the league, your batting average should be fairly consistent.

Dont Panic he could pay dividends late summer, at least I hope.
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Postby tlef316 » Thu May 11, 2006 4:13 pm

traded him for randy johnson yesterday morning. 1 slow starter for another. im starting vidro anyway, so it was a great deal.

i think giles will be fine eventually, but i wasnt willing to pass up johnson to find out.
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Postby The Thrill » Thu May 11, 2006 4:28 pm

To me Giles always seems like a rollercoaster ride. And not in an awful way. Just seems like every season he goes through a month or two lull, then heats up for two months, then cools down a bit, etc. etc. The runs have almost always been there though (something that's been lacking so far this season with the low BA).
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