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Jer19G wrote:Brendo wrote:my thinking is, if the SB's dry up (see Sosa, Sammy)...Vlad starts to look a lot like Manny Ramirez....good average, HR, RBI.....but now an injury risk hanging over him and playing in that cavern in Anaheim for the first time, in a new league no less.....he presented a lot of risk to me
To me he is an all around better offensive player than Manny.
GSes wrote:Vlad has a home in Anaheim. He will be happy there. They have domincan players which is important there. He isnt going to have to travel to play home games. You see where I'm going. The fans are going to love him and appreciate him. For the first time in Vlad's career he has a home. By the way he has protection and is hitting an a explosive lineup.
Guerrero will be a stud.
Over the past two years Vlad has hit 35 HR at home and 29 HR away. He did however have an easier time getting RBIs at home.Mr.Cocky! wrote:Vlad's career high HR's is 44, and that's when he was playing in Montreal, which has a better hitters park than every team except Colorado and Texas. No way he goes over 40 this season. And if he indeed takes it easy on his legs 2 or 3 months, his steals will all but vanish. Like I said, he is a 35/12 guy with an above .300BA.
Good call with the Ramirez comparison Brendo. The two are definately comparable if you take away Vlad's steals. I suppose blind love could be one of the only reasons to value Guerrero more.Brendo wrote:I'm not fighting for Manny's honor, but what makes Vlad better if the steals go away?
Jer19G wrote:To me he is an all around better offensive player than Manny.
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