AL Keeper help please!

AL Keeper help please!

Post by Joe in » Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:00:00


My league allows 5 keeper, no dollar value, AL only. My list so far:

Frank Thomas
John Valentine
Roberto Hernandez
Jack McDowell

I am torn between Ray Durham, Shawn Green and Mike Christopher as my last
keeper. Unfortunately, our list is due 3/24, but draft not to 4/14. I
would like to see if Christopher will get the chance to close. Any
thoughts?

I like Green due his great second half and the fact that he set a Blue Jay
rookie record for HR's with 15 on a lousy team, but will Durham become a
major speed threat? Decisions, decisions! Get anyone  please give me your
thoughts?

FYI, I'm drafting third, with the assumption Myers and Solcumb will be 1 +
2, since both those teams have no closers, thus after above decision, I
then have to look at taking one of the above that I did not keep, Wil
Codero (sp?) or Kevin Mitchell. This assumes none of the owners in my
league are stupid enough to throw back Belle or Griffey!

Thanks for the help!

Joe

 
 
 

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Post by MOODYFIS » Thu, 14 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>I am torn between Ray Durham, Shawn Green and Mike Christopher as my
>last
>keeper. Unfortunately, our list is due 3/24, but draft not to 4/14. I
>would like to see if Christopher will get the chance to close. Any
>thoughts?

Keep Shawn Green-----just my $.02

 
 
 

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Post by h.. » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00


in MA)13 Mar 1996 12:32:32 -0500 writes:
:>
:>I am torn between Ray Durham, Shawn Green and Mike Christopher as my
last
:>keeper. Unfortunately, our list is due 3/24, but draft not to 4/14.
I
:>would like to see if Christopher will get the chance to close. Any
:>thoughts?

Not a tough call. Keep  Shawn Green


We must always remember that if there were not one thing that was
not on top of another thing, our group would be nothing more than
a meaningless body of men gathered together for no good reason.
 -- President, Society for Putting Things on Top of Other Things

 
 
 

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Post by Justin Karpma » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> I am torn between Ray Durham, Shawn Green and Mike Christopher as my last
> keeper. Unfortunately, our list is due 3/24, but draft not to 4/14. I
> would like to see if Christopher will get the chance to close. Any
> thoughts?

        The first two will definitely be valuable, so I wouldn't gamble
on Christopher.  It looks like Gohr will get the job or, more likely, a
closer by committee.  Depending on what kind of manager Buddy Bell turns
out to be, he might throw the job to the journeyman Christopher, similar
to the way Doug Jones initially got the job in the late 80's with
Cleveland.  Sometimes a veteran closer can take the pressure of
youngsters feeling their way around.  But still, it's a gamble, and you'd
be able to get him later on in the draft anyway.  Between Durham and
Green, Durham plays a tough position for offense and steals bases, both
rare traits which might make him more valuable.  He'll probably increase
his average, homers and steals this year.  Green seems like a solid
hitter, but not significantly more valuable than Durham.

Justin

 
 
 

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Post by Mark F. Haase Jr » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Don't keep Mike Christopher.  He will NOT be the closer in Detroit.  
(Even if he was, he won't give you the numbers that Green or Durham would.)
I would keep Green.
 
 
 

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Post by John Farre » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>My league allows 5 keeper, no dollar value, AL only. My list so far:
>Frank Thomas
>John Valentine
>Roberto Hernandez
>Jack McDowell
>I am torn between Ray Durham, Shawn Green and Mike Christopher as my last
>keeper. Unfortunately, our list is due 3/24, but draft not to 4/14. I
>would like to see if Christopher will get the chance to close. Any
>thoughts?
>I like Green due his great second half and the fact that he set a Blue Jay
>rookie record for HR's with 15 on a lousy team, but will Durham become a
>major speed threat? Decisions, decisions! Get anyone  please give me your
>thoughts?
>FYI, I'm drafting third, with the assumption Myers and Solcumb will be 1 +
>2, since both those teams have no closers, thus after above decision, I
>then have to look at taking one of the above that I did not keep, Wil
>Codero (sp?) or Kevin Mitchell. This assumes none of the owners in my
>league are stupid enough to throw back Belle or Griffey!
>Thanks for the help!
>Joe

Joe-
        I'm assuming Black Jack is the best starter on your team.  I'm keeping
him too, but I also have David Cone and Alex Fernandez.  He's not the
ratio pitcher he once was, but I love him anyway.  He should win a ton
of games in Cleveland so, barring injury, he's a solid choice.  Bobby
Valentine would be mortified if he saw a great player like John
Valentin's name spelled like his.  And you're a local boy.
        Getting back to the issues at hand.  Forget about replacement player
Mike Christopher.  You have two great talents to choose between in
Shawn Green and Ray Durham.  I love Green and I think he's got a
better upside, but I'd almost be inclined to keep Durham due to the
tremendous dropoff at second after the Knoblauchs, Alomars, and
Baergas.  Difficult choice for sure, but if you choose Mike
Christopher you should be shot at sunrise. Good luck. -JF
 
 
 

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Post by John Farre » Sat, 16 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>> I am torn between Ray Durham, Shawn Green and Mike Christopher as my last
>> keeper. Unfortunately, our list is due 3/24, but draft not to 4/14. I
>> would like to see if Christopher will get the chance to close. Any
>> thoughts?
>    The first two will definitely be valuable, so I wouldn't gamble
>on Christopher.  It looks like Gohr will get the job or, more likely, a
>closer by committee.  Depending on what kind of manager Buddy Bell turns
>out to be, he might throw the job to the journeyman Christopher, similar
>to the way Doug Jones initially got the job in the late 80's with
>Cleveland.  Sometimes a veteran closer can take the pressure of
>youngsters feeling their way around.  But still, it's a gamble, and you'd
>be able to get him later on in the draft anyway.  Between Durham and
>Green, Durham plays a tough position for offense and steals bases, both
>rare traits which might make him more valuable.  He'll probably increase
>his average, homers and steals this year.  Green seems like a solid
>hitter, but not significantly more valuable than Durham.
>Justin

Hey, that's what I said.  Believe it. -JF
 
 
 

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Post by John Farre » Tue, 19 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>writes:
>>>John Valentine
>> Bobby Valentine would be mortified if he saw a great player like John
>>Valentin's name spelled like his.  And you're a local boy.
>My God! Forty lashes to myself! I don't believe I did that! Thank's for
>the catch, I must have been thinking about my days in Connecticut***
>out at Bobby Valentine's sports bar in Milford.!  He actually even waited
>on our table one time! I guess it's something for him to fall back on
>after Japan.
>> I love Green and I think he's got a better upside, but I'd almost be
>inclined to keep >Durham due to the tremendous dropoff at second after the
>Knoblauchs, Alomars, and
>>Baergas.
>The consensus seems to be I should keep Green. I agree about the drop-off
>at 2b, but with the 3rd pick I could grab Cordero, who is having a great
>spring, but will the shoulder last the whole season?
>Thanks for the input!
>Joe

Joe-
        Just keep in mind that Cordero MUST play in the field now with the
semi-questionable signing of Kevin Mitchell.  If his shoulder begins
to ail him (the Red Sox say it won't), they won't be able to DH him.
All that said, I would love to have Cordero on my roto team.  Alas,
the young man who had Rheal Cormier in our league immediately took
possession of him and due to the multiple player deal, Cordero's
salary ended up at $10.  None of us will be seeing him for quite
awhile unless his shoulder acts up.  Good luck. -JF
 
 
 

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Post by David S » Wed, 20 Mar 1996 04:00:00

Shawn Green won the IL batting title two years ago.It's obvious his power
is improving (from his decent doubles and HR stats). You're looking at a
300 average and 25+ homer power in the future. If he can retain some of
the speed he had in the minors, you're looking at another Kirby Puckett.
Do you want to dump this for Mike freakin' Christopher? Don't do it!

David Srinivasan

For free information on the AL East's top players and prospects, call the
Detroit News' Baseball Insider: (313) 252-2200 ext. 0939.

 
 
 

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Post by Pat Cow » Fri, 22 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>My league allows 5 keeper, no dollar value, AL only. My list so far:

>Frank Thomas
>John Valentine
>Roberto Hernandez
>Jack McDowell

>I am torn between Ray Durham, Shawn Green and Mike Christopher as my last
>keeper. Unfortunately, our list is due 3/24, but draft not to 4/14. I
>would like to see if Christopher will get the chance to close. Any
>thoughts?

I think Gohr will close in Detroit.

Quote:
>I like Green due his great second half and the fact that he set a Blue Jay

Sure he had a good second half...not a whole lot of speed, maybe 20 hrs,
75 rbi, and a 270 avg...on the up side!

Quote:
>rookie record for HR's with 15 on a lousy team, but will Durham become a
>major speed threat? Decisions, decisions! Get anyone  please give me your
>thoughts?

No question this is your guy...he can (will) do it all!
Quote:

>FYI, I'm drafting third, with the assumption Myers and Solcumb will be 1 +
>2, since both those teams have no closers, thus after above decision, I
>then have to look at taking one of the above that I did not keep, Wil
>Codero (sp?) or Kevin Mitchell. This assumes none of the owners in my
>league are stupid enough to throw back Belle or Griffey!

>Thanks for the help!

>Joe

 
 
 

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Post by wjsnitk » Tue, 26 Mar 1996 04:00:00

It is difficult to say which of the three to keep without knowing the
composition of the rest of your roster. Durham is the best talent in my
opinion and I think he's the way to go. Green is a nice player but
Durham plays 2nd and offers stats difficult to match at that position
while Green is in the OF and there are more players to give you similiar
stats. Christopher would be strictly a ***shoot but how good is a
POTENTIAL closer on a bad team? Are you in a draft or auction league?