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Postby greenandgold » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:16 pm

tuff_gong wrote:I agree with what Yoda said earlier, I really don't think you can avoid a player just for the sake of doing it. Guys like Dunn and Blalock are kind of slipping in drafts....I'd take both of them with middle round picks.


To be honest I wouldn't even take Blalock with a waiver pick in standard Yahoo! leagues. I would have a hard time drafting Dunn with any intention other then to trade him.
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Postby Yoda » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:37 pm

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tuff_gong wrote:I agree with what Yoda said earlier, I really don't think you can avoid a player just for the sake of doing it. Guys like Dunn and Blalock are kind of slipping in drafts....I'd take both of them with middle round picks.


To be honest I wouldn't even take Blalock with a waiver pick in standard Yahoo! leagues. I would have a hard time drafting Dunn with any intention other then to trade him.


I would take Dunn in the 10th round and on this year. Blalock also in the later rounds.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:49 pm

i'll never say never, but i play in one league with only 2 bench spots so after getting burned by Prior and Colon last year i am done with them...Harden too...and Sheets (if he fell i'd take him but he always goes higher than i'm willing to take him)
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Postby wake » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:41 pm

Mark Buehrle. I don't think he'll ever return to the pitcher he was before last year.
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Postby Rhydderch » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:41 pm

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Rhydderch wrote:J.D Drew. I just think he's a do**he bag who only plays for the $.


Now that is a great reason to avoid a player who can potentially help you win your league. ;-7


Your right. I just hate seeing him on my roster and last year I had him and while he was healthy, he bleed games.
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Postby Trojan Pony » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:49 pm

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Trojan Pony wrote:Mike Cameron and Torii Hunter. Hate, hate, hate. They suck two-thirds of the year and the one-third they put up all their numbers they're invariably on my bench. I've deleted both from my cheat sheets because I have such a strong aversion to them.

Cameron was pretty consistent last season. Look at his splits.

It's quite possible...I had him for a couple years and he was extremely annoying to manage, but that was a few seasons ago now. Either way, I still think he's overrated.
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Postby ChipperJonesFanatic » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:00 pm

I have a lot of guys I don't touch.

Chase Utley- It seems as though everyone is in love with this guy. Sure he is the best second baseman, but he is really overrated.

Joe Mauer- Way too overrated. He doesn't put up near the numbers as McCann, yet goes at least 3 rounds earlier.

Chien-Ming Wang- His Ks actually hurt you. Another overrated player in pinstripes. Wins are only one cat.

Robinson Cano- This guy is vastly overrated. Avg is only one category, and for the round people take him, I would much rather grab a stud SP.

Juan Pierre- I hate speed demons.

Chone Figgins- Never believed.

Delmon Young- I really like this kid, but I can't stomach taking him in the 7-10th round.

Hanley Ramirez- Solid SS, but I don't think he can repeat.

Derek Jeter- I guess I don't like Yankees. I can't imagine taking him in the early second round.

Justin Morneau- One year wonder.

Ryan Howard- You can only K so much...
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Postby tuff_gong » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:10 pm

greenandgold wrote:
tuff_gong wrote:I agree with what Yoda said earlier, I really don't think you can avoid a player just for the sake of doing it. Guys like Dunn and Blalock are kind of slipping in drafts....I'd take both of them with middle round picks.


To be honest I wouldn't even take Blalock with a waiver pick in standard Yahoo! leagues. I would have a hard time drafting Dunn with any intention other then to trade him.


I find it hard to believe that you would totally avoid, even with a last pick, a guy who hit 32 hr's in '04 and 25 in '05. And Dunn, even if he does have a terrible avg, how many people can you get in rounds 10-13 who are almost a lock for 40 hr's?
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Postby srb7215 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:11 pm

When I think of guys I won't draft I think of players that are just to big of a hassle to have on your team. Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr, Garry Mathews Jr, Curt Schilling, Mark Prior, Kerry Wood, Mike Sweeney....These guys are hurt a lot or just don't seem to create more problems on a team than help that team out. There is a good possiblity that if any of these guys were dropped in one of my leagues I would let them stay there unless I just had a basic open spot. I would then look to trade them immediately.

I don't want Dunn on my team but if he was there late in the draft I would take him. Most of the guys I have seen are guys I would draft at the right time but usually don't last to the point I think they should be drafted.
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Postby one ton » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:42 pm

Count me as another who won't take Dunn. I had him last year, and it was just brutal. Not only does he destroy your average, he is the master of the solo homerun. He had 40 HR and 92 RBI last year!
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