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Postby jpbusta » Sat May 01, 2004 3:45 pm

This issue has been bothering me all morning because I'm trying to do a deal where I get posada or Lopez but I don't know who to go for. I know a lot of people at this cafe say that Posada is the best catcher availabe fantasy wise but why isn't javy over posada? Javy hits more homers and has a better ba. Posada has hit more homers so far though. Any good explanations that can convince me to get Posada without regretting?
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Postby Pedro » Sat May 01, 2004 3:57 pm

Hmm, without regrets...

A look into the past I suppose might help, before last year Javy never hit more than 24 more than once and had bad plate discipline, of course he cleaned all that up last year and was a beast, and it seems as if he's carried it over to this season. He won't reproduce last years numbers though.

Posada...you get consistancy...100 RBI, 20 HR, .270 BA, .800 OPS...

I'd still take Javy over Jorge.
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Postby Stand Pat » Sat May 01, 2004 4:01 pm

1) look at javy's numbers the four years before 2003. look at posada's.

2) look at the yankees lineup. posada is currently one of the league leaders in RBI.
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Postby thetongueofire » Sat May 01, 2004 4:50 pm

Posada by a lil bit... but after that Lopez will sit out more games and your not so good backup catcher will have to play more :-P
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Postby Melo255 » Sat May 01, 2004 5:14 pm

Posada and I don't think it's close. He is a model of consistency and you know he will get you 30-35 home runs 100-125 rbis. Javy did the contract year turnaround-he might be able to have a very nice season but you know Jorge will.
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Postby Kelly Gruber » Sat May 01, 2004 5:17 pm

Posada.
Look at what he's done so far in the slumping Yankees lineup. Wait til they heat up; he'll have a RBI almost every hit and a run almost every time he gets on base. You can't say that about Javy.
Also, I really respect Posada's work ethic. Before last season, he said that he wanted to hit more HR's and that's exactly what he did.
Javy is definitely not the Javy of 2, 3, 4... years ago. Look for him to produce more like last year, but, Posada is Posada.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat May 01, 2004 5:33 pm

id rather have posada. Hes going to have a monster year. Javy will be good, but wont have a Posada like year. Also Javy's season high HR total before last year was 34, which oddly was also in a contract year :-? .
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Postby shortround_phat2008 » Sat May 01, 2004 8:14 pm

I would go with Javy, I have never really liked Posada, or the Yanks for that matter and Javy won't have a monster year, but his year will be better than Posada's year.
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Postby stomperrob » Sat May 01, 2004 8:44 pm

I had both on one team at the start of the season and I dealt Javy because:
1) He was worth more because of last years stats
2) I didn't think he would repeat
3) He is much more of an injury risk than Jorge
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Postby Bravesgal » Sat May 01, 2004 10:39 pm

stomperrob wrote:I had both on one team at the start of the season and I dealt Javy because:
1) He was worth more because of last years stats
2) I didn't think he would repeat
3) He is much more of an injury risk than Jorge


I totally agree and I too had javy and jorge on the same team. I dealt Javy away because Jorge has more consistency, didn't think javy would put up last years numbers for Baltimore, Javy is a higher risk factor than Jorge and Javy does sit out more than Jorge. Big key here would be Consistency
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