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Alex Gonzalez- SS, CIN

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:38 pm
by CBMGreatOne
I stopped myself from posting a thread about him yesterday. Instead, after careful consideration, I unceremoniously dropped edit: some dude :-b for him ( 14 team points league, steals mean squat). Today, he extended his hitting streak to 7 games, going a whopping 15-30 with 4 HRs, 11 runs scored and 7 RBI over that span- 2/5 tonight with a HR, while he was fortuitously in my lineup.

Is this going to last? No. This is, after all, Alex Gonzalez, the one with a .248 career average and 93 HRs spread out over 3688 ABs, but it shouldn't stop anybody from riding him now, while he's red hot.

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:46 pm
by thedude
reminds me of his 2003 first half. That year he had

13r/6hr/22rbi/.352ba in april
7r/3hr/12rbi/.310ba in May
13r/3hr/17rbi/.268ba in June

after the ASB he had:

18r/6hr/24rbi/.208ba total.[/code]

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:49 pm
by CBMGreatOne
thedude wrote:reminds me of his 2003 first half. That year he had

13r/6hr/22rbi/.352ba in april
7r/3hr/12rbi/.310ba in May
13r/3hr/17rbi/.268ba in June

after the ASB he had:

18r/6hr/24rbi/.208ba total.[/code]


He reminds me of Jose Castillo last year, one 11 HR month. I rode him for that, and a little bit of garbage, but ultimately it was a great ride.

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:12 am
by CBMGreatOne
Bump, I guess you guys weren't impressed by the fact that I brought him up last time, but here again, he has 3 HRs in his last 2 games.

Are you really going to balk at the chance to grab him now?

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:25 am
by Super Manny
CBMGreatOne wrote:Are you really going to balk at the chance to grab him now?

To be completely honest...yes. !+)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:49 am
by SpecialFNK
i grabbed him last week and hes doing great for me. im hoping now that hes hit a few HR's i can trade him off for a higher value rather than wait until he cools off.

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 1:42 am
by EugeneStyles
He's a streaky hitter, and I thought at the beginning of the year that he might have a chance to duplicate 2003, hitting in the Great American Bandbox. Not enough to draft him, but when Thome went on the DL, I did pick up A-Gon to replace him in my 15-team league, and hopefully he'll stay hot until Thome comes back.

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 1:56 am
by CBMGreatOne
Super Manny wrote:
CBMGreatOne wrote:Are you really going to balk at the chance to grab him now?

To be completely honest...yes. !+)


Ha, I don't blame you if you're in a smallish league, but I'm in a 14 teamer, and there's just no excuse for him not to be rostered. He's way too hot right now.

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 2:22 am
by chipper
No disrespect, but I think I would have found a way to keep Victorino.
Hitting where he does is huge, especially since Utley and Howard haven't even fully got it going yet. I know the steals aren't as big, but you still get a couple points per right?

Right now Victorino is up there in "points" with the likes of Holliday, C Lee, Crawford......

I know he probably doesn't finish up there with them, but he will definately out point Gonzalez this year, don't you think?

I guess it depends on what your roster looks like, but I think I'd find a way to have the Flyin Hawaiin on my team.

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:51 am
by bellybrother
I bought him for a buck at my NL only roto auction because of his ball park and lineup. I saw possibilities for some power cat #'s. So far, so good. Will he hit like this all year....well, no, he's not gonna hit .300 and finish with 7 dongs for every 9 of Dunn's. But for a $1 MI in an NL only.....pretty happy.