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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:37 pm

Ender wrote:He just put up a list of best OF's and put the Angels at #2, this guy is a complete joke. Anderson and Mathews most likely will be below average this year and while Vlad is great he's not going to be #2 all by himself.
Also the list of top 5 bullpens without the Padres is laughable.
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Postby daullaz » Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:42 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:I would take the Angels and Padres over Tigers and Indians.


Easily.

My list would be:

Padres
Angels
Tigers
Phillies
Red Sox
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Postby Yoda » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:14 pm

In terms of potential, I'll take Detroit. Miller, Bonderman, Verlander is a scary top three. With Rodney and Zumaya in the pen.
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Postby Pokey » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:20 pm

Call me crazy, but I think Arizona has a good chance of having a top-5 rotation this year, especially if you consider park factors.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:37 pm

Thank god I didn't see boston in there.

There was an article the other day i think on MLB.COM

with a title something like "Boston Rotation could be Legendary" or something else rediculous
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Postby uucrook3d » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:41 pm

acsguitar wrote:Thank god I didn't see boston in there.

There was an article the other day i think on MLB.COM

with a title something like "Boston Rotation could be Legendary" or something else rediculous


not quite sure why boston ISNT in the list. they definitely have the potential to be an excellent rotation. no worse than the indians...

i am not quite sure MLB.com knows anything about baseball. their list of outfielders is horrible. the yanks is the only good pick. maybe the jays, but the angels, cubs, and mets??? all 3 only have 1 good outfielder... i just dont get it
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Postby The Cow » Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:45 pm

The Tribe's rotation is good not #2, but still very good. Alot of the pitchers are not huge fantasy pitchers because they don't strikeout a ton of people, but lets look:

1. Sabathia- Is very underrated, he is still only 26. He is blossoming into a true ace.


2. Westbrook- A workhorse, very dependable. Free agent at the end of the year and he will be very, very rich based on his durability.

3. Lee- Another very solid pitcher with some upside.

4. Sowers- This guy is good very crafty, not going to lead the league in K's, much beter real life SP than a fantasy SP.

5. Byrd- The epitome of a 5th SP.

In the wings:

Carmona- Has talent probably a 3rd or 4th SP down the road, could fill in for Lee as Lee has an oblique problem.

Miller- Talented pitcher brings the heat possible #1 or #2 SP. Both Carmona and Miller have a real shot at contributing at some point in the season.

The Tribe's rotation is very solid top ten I would say, #2 seems to high. The Tribe's O will score some runs so they could be big winners.

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Postby dukesimms » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:19 pm

05worldserieschamps wrote: But Zumaya had plenty of problems last year


What problems? Except for playing too much Guitar Hero Zumaya was lights out.
Rogers, Bonderman,Verlander, Robertson, Maroth (now that he's healthy) with Miller in the wings is scary good. Bullpen is loaded even if Jones drops. Just lacking a lefty reliever.
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Postby tinfoilxtouch » Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:42 pm

Nobody thinks the Brewers should be up here?? I think they could easily be the best in the NL with Sheets/Capuano/Bush/Suppan....

(ps, no I'm not a Brewers fan...)
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