I had Manny last year and he was great to have but REALLY tailed off in the second half. I guess that means he's not on 'roids? I do like Abreu's prospects and the nice balance of power & speed he brings. I'm also at pick 9/12 so I am anticipating a shot at one or the other or maybe both, if some SP have gone and some of the folks who don't do as much 'homework' in our 50% Cub fan league go for Prior in those rounds which, while suprising in light of the rankings, bullpen issues, etc, would not suprise me in our particular league. As a Prior jersey owner, it pains me not to have a good shot at him but I am much more interested in the hitters in those rounds in that position.
Good question. I can't really answer it right now as I'm back and forth between 'Get Manny again and trade him for some monster around the allstar break' or just playing it safe and getting Abreu. Both would be VERY nice!! I am thinking Manny is a more conservative pick and will continue to rake in the 1st half this year so, if I were drafting RIGHT now, I'd go for him.