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Postby brandnew » Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:06 pm

No.. because he's already gotten up there with his hot start. In a Roto league, he'll be similar value wise, because you can't erase numbers that have been produced. For H2H leagues, I'll easily take Giles from here on out over Roberts.
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Postby Frances The Mute » Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:38 pm

Boom. Keep on keepin on.
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Postby warrick95 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:00 pm

I f'ing hate this. Worst storyline in the MLB thus far because the people who took him got the luckiest break ever. It's killing me in fantasy teams. The owners who drafted him didn't expect power at all and now this...(thirty steals with a decent average was expected)? I'm going to be seriously pissed off if it doesn't stop sometime soon. NOBODY could've predicted this...he was a subpar hitter with some gap power...even with his high amount of doubles last year, this wasn't in the realm of possibilities for progression.

STOP IT BRIAN.
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Postby Frances The Mute » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:07 pm

expected 30 hrs? nobody did. But you gotta give the dudes that drafted him the props. They valued him more than everyone else. They deserve something.

Yep. Brian Roberts Sweepstakes.
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Postby warrick95 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:10 pm

Props? For valuing him more? Yes. But not this much. Unfortunately for me, I went with the "middle infield" strategy, where you take 2Bs and SSs early in the draft due to position scarcity. Fat load of help that did for me. I'll be pissed if Roberts ends up as the #1 2B. Time to stick him into my signature to see if it can shake his hot streak off. Putting Hidalgo, Wells, and Wilson in there did little good for them, so let's hope the same's true for Roberts.

The interesting part is...he was uppercutting the ball WAY too much last year and the problem was, that made him an ineffective leadoff man. The uppercut flies last year were turning into routine flyball outs. This year, they're leaving the park and hitting the gaps. My hope is that he'll return to his ways last year.
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Postby Pedantic » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:11 pm

I drafted Roberts in a league and then traded him away before the season started. :-°
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Postby bleach168 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:26 pm

Did people expect .334/48/121 out of Beltre last year? No.

This isn't that unusual. As a Roberts owner I'm very happy and certainly not taking this for granted. Even with Roberts, I'm not winning my leagues because I also have guys like Helton, Andruw, Posada and Carlos Lee.
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Postby Frances The Mute » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:28 pm

yea just like beltre. settle down everyone.
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Postby Frances The Mute » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:31 pm

yea just like beltre. settle down everyone.
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Postby brandnew » Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:55 pm

LOL! I can't believe he was just compared to Beltre. Beltre was a TOP PROSPECT for years in the minors, rated #1 on many prospect lists. He even produced 25 HR years, with other crappy stats, but atleast showed power.

I saw Roberts' HR today, and he's clearly uppercutting the ball... though that was a blast. I guess I'm more frustrated than anything. I still say that he's going to revert back, with a little bit more power numbers. Jimmy Rollins is the best comparison. .290 15 HR 30 SB 120 R.

On another note, Tejada is a freakin' beast.
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