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Who would YOU rather have

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:21 pm
by DJUmperPSU
If you were looking to expand the hitting on your roster, would you rather have Thome and Wakefield, or Hudson and Ortiz. Which side gets more benifits?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:37 pm
by Dude86
Well if you're looking to expand hitting than the side with Thome is the obvious answer. However I believe that Hudson does have more fantasy value than Thome.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:42 pm
by great gretzky
is this a redraft league?

wakefield is a bomb waiting to happen. BUt he had pretty decent strikeout numbers last year for what he is. The other two are knwon quantities. But I think the risk of wakefield, which the diverse styles of the boston staff may help, is offset by the big numbers thome provides. i like the other two, but my gut? gow ith thome, if you aren't happy, you could still get a stud pitcher for him later. I think it can be harder to sell pitching in that sense.

Eventually it becomes amatter of there are only 30 starting first basemen in the league versus 150 pitchers. i know different roster sizes in fantasy mitigate this, but i think having a hitting advantage is ultimately superior vs the rest of the field. The majority of first baseman are adequate when compared vs the rest of the hitting field. but accumulating the margin of positional advantages vs your opponents is key. Hudson is a stud, but there are a lot of decent to very good options to choose from amongst the rest of your league in terms of pitching. There will only be five teams or so that will have the "stud" to deal in terms of first base. you may have more trading power when people feel pressed.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:50 pm
by L0rdB23
who cares about expanding hittin id go hudson ortiz
.. wakefield is too inconsistent and ortiz isnt proven n prolly wont play as well as last year

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:05 pm
by Pedantic
Well...I'd probably take just Thome over Hudson and Ortiz...but that's just me...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:21 am
by jonnyblack
IMO Thome is going to put up monster #'s this year. He will drag down team average (prolly .265, .275 if he has a real good year) but he makes up for it with a zillion homers and rbi's.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:30 am
by prodpaul
jonnyblack wrote:IMO Thome is going to put up monster #'s this year. He will drag down team average (prolly .265, .275 if he has a real good year) but he makes up for it with a zillion homers and rbi's.

My sentiments exactly