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SHOCKandAWE wrote:Vlad is going to get hurt this year. I am looking into my crystal ball. GO WITH BELTRAN
Yoda wrote:Guerrero is a better player for fantasy. Not that far apart but Vlad is better.
The thing about Beltran is will he run? If the Mutts get Delgado, which at the moment seems highly likely, the lineup would be (provided everyone is healthy): Reyes, Matsui, Beltran, Delgado, Piazza, Wright... It is hard for me to imagine that Beltran will be doing a lot of running. He just signed a huge contract, moving into a pitcher friendly park and playing under the pressure in NY. He will also be hitting 3rd with ample protection behind him. However, I assume Randolph is a small ball type manager who may give him the green light and Beltran is an extermely efficient base stealer.
But the SBs are expected to come down and he is more of a risk than Vlad. Still a top 10 player but not better than Vlad.
Rirruto wrote:One of the reasons why Beltran is so valuable is because he is so good at stealing alot of bases. I dont see why they would suddenly stop one of his strong points. I still think Vlad is better though.
Yoda wrote:Rirruto wrote:One of the reasons why Beltran is so valuable is because he is so good at stealing alot of bases. I dont see why they would suddenly stop one of his strong points. I still think Vlad is better though.
Yeah that is why I think Beltran may get the green light. But you have to think about it from a business point too. I saw this discussion on Rotoman's message board. The Mutts just dumped $119 million on a guy that is supposed to make them competitive. Would they discourage running him because he may hurrt himself? Food for thought.
Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Beltran. His BA will bounce back to the .3 - .31 range - 120+Rs, 120+RBIs, 30-35 HRs, 40-45 SBs. He'll challenge to be the fantasy MVP this season.
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