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Vlad vs. Beltran in 05

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Postby Pokey » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:27 pm

I'm a Vlad supporter... I think people are a little to high on Beltran after his killer post season, I also think the move to Shea will hurt a little bit. Not that he won't be great, but he won't be Vlad.
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Postby Lime » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:28 pm

Rough predictions for '05.

HR: Beltran = Guerrero
RBI: Beltran < Guerrero
R: Beltran < Guerrero
SB: Beltran > Guerrero
OBP: Beltran << Guerrero
SLG: Beltran << Guerrero

Overall I'd take Vladi any day.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:31 pm

Vlad is going to get hurt this year. I am looking into my crystal ball. GO WITH BELTRAN
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Postby Yoda » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:35 pm

Guerrero is a better player for fantasy. Not that far apart but Vlad is better.

The thing about Beltran is will he run? If the Mutts get Delgado, which at the moment seems highly likely, the lineup would be (provided everyone is healthy): Reyes, Matsui, Beltran, Delgado, Piazza, Wright... It is hard for me to imagine that Beltran will be doing a lot of running. He just signed a huge contract, moving into a pitcher friendly park and playing under the pressure in NY. He will also be hitting 3rd with ample protection behind him. However, I assume Randolph is a small ball type manager who may give him the green light and Beltran is an extermely efficient base stealer.

But the SBs are expected to come down and he is more of a risk than Vlad. Still a top 10 player but not better than Vlad.
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Postby CrimeDog » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:42 pm

i'm gonna go with vlad also, but its pretty close. i think beltran will get is BA back closer to 300, but his power and steals may drop a bit. vlad wins in my book mainly because of his ability to easily hit 330 or better
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Postby Guinness13 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:55 pm

I'd go with VLAD ;-D
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Postby Secret Avatar » Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:17 pm

No question in my mind: Vlad.
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Postby El Gaupo » Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:10 pm

Beltran, younger and healthier
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Postby stupot88 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:40 pm

i definitley think vlad because he is just a better hitter
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