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Will Ray Durham bounce back?

Postby Aikoprod » Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:33 pm

I think he will, go back to a 12-100-50-25 line.
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Postby trevisc » Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:36 pm

i think that might be a little optimistic. I really don't have a lot of faith in him this year.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:38 pm

Yeah I think he is basically near worthless in SF. Park does not work for him...bottom of the Giant order is anemic. Less power, less rbi opportunities. Makes him a marginal steals 2b at best IMO.
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Postby denvermax » Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:53 pm

trevisc wrote:i think that might be a little optimistic. I really don't have a lot of faith in him this year.


i agree, that is very optimistic. dont expect much from him this year
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Postby shortsavage » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:15 pm

Durham is going to have a better season than last year. He was pretty close to being an upper tier 2b before he went to SF and battled a bunch of injuries.

Sure SF will keep his power numbers low, but he can still hit .280 with 85 runs, 50 rbis, 25 stolen bases and about 15 home runs. And that isn't bad for a 2b.

What really hurt him last year were his leg injuries. His runs scored plummeted by about 50 from his yearly average and his sb dropped by about 18 " ". If he is running well in spring training, there is little reason to believe that he will not be a candidate for a position as one of the league's top ten 2b.
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Postby Erboes » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:18 pm

I see nothing from his last month when he was healthy that he is sliding. Providing his hamstring doesn't start acting up again (big if), he should bounce back nicely.
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Postby Big Blue » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:50 pm

SF & NL IS NOT KIND TO HIM, WASHED UP?
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Postby Aikoprod » Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:14 am

He's kind of a forgotten man in the NL. His numbers last year were 8-61-33-7 in 110 games. Over a full season those numbers would read about 12-90-50-10 which is certainly more respectable. His slg% & OBA were comparable to his past few years. And he still has that Bonds guy hitting in his vicinity.
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Postby swingaway » Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:13 am

TheYanks04 wrote:Yeah I think he is basically near worthless in SF. Park does not work for him...bottom of the Giant order is anemic. Less power, less rbi opportunities. Makes him a marginal steals 2b at best IMO.

i agree pac bell is lowering his numbers
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