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kevo252
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Pick up Branyan?

Postby kevo252 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:39 am

Its an OBP league, should I add Branyan to my bench at the expense of David ortiz (who I recently heard referred to as the Big Pop Up)?
11 Team 5X5 Roto League OBP replaces AVG Daily Lineup Changes

C- Saltalamacchia
1B- Rizzo
2B- Russell
SS - Suarez
3B- Moustakas
OF- Springer
OF- Polonco
OF- Marte
Util- Tomas
Bench- Gomez
Bench- Herrera

SP- Sale
SP- Smyly
P- Kimbrel
P- Rondon
P- Jepsen
Bench- Odorizzi
Bench- Verlander
Bench- Walker
Bench- J. Ross
Bench- Gausman
Bench- Nola
DL- Perkins
DL- DeSclafani

Big Jgke
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Re: Pick up Branyan?

Postby Big Jgke » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:40 am

do it - but maybe offer him for somebody currently on the DL first
Clutch 2.0 (League Commish)
12 Team Yahoo H2H (FAAB, Standard Cats (no AVG) + H, OBP, SLG, IP, K/BB, 2 DL)
C - Soto
1B - Fielder
2B - M. Izturis (2B, 3B, SS)
3B - Beltre
SS - S. Drew
OF - Heyward
OF - Markakis
OF - Crisp
Util - C. Jones
Util - Hafner
B - Hosmer
SP - King Felix, Haren
RP - Valverde, Chapman
P - Sabathia, Kuroda, Baker, C. Lewis
B - W. Davis, E. Jackson, Oswalt, Kuo
DL - Cruz, Furcal

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Re: Pick up Branyan?

Postby havok » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:14 am

Absolutely not. It's not like Branyan is the 2nd coming of anything or guaranteed playing time / production with LaPorta and Brantley waiting in the wings.
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Re: Pick up Branyan?

Postby Big Jgke » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:35 am

havok wrote:Absolutely not. It's not like Branyan is the 2nd coming of anything or guaranteed playing time / production with LaPorta and Brantley waiting in the wings.


Considering that they sent down Brantley to make room for Branyan, I think you're wrong about that. The guy had monster power numbers last year in 2/3's of a season's worth of AB's in a terrible lineup. He's worth a shot.
Clutch 2.0 (League Commish)
12 Team Yahoo H2H (FAAB, Standard Cats (no AVG) + H, OBP, SLG, IP, K/BB, 2 DL)
C - Soto
1B - Fielder
2B - M. Izturis (2B, 3B, SS)
3B - Beltre
SS - S. Drew
OF - Heyward
OF - Markakis
OF - Crisp
Util - C. Jones
Util - Hafner
B - Hosmer
SP - King Felix, Haren
RP - Valverde, Chapman
P - Sabathia, Kuroda, Baker, C. Lewis
B - W. Davis, E. Jackson, Oswalt, Kuo
DL - Cruz, Furcal

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havok
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Re: Pick up Branyan?

Postby havok » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:50 am

They sent down Brantley to ensure he gets everyday AB's... not because they seem Branyan as some great upgrade.

I was a Branyan owner last year and enjoyed his stats but I'm not putting the farm on him to succeed this year again. Brantley will be back at some point soon and his PT will come at Branyan's expense. It's not like Cleveland is going to be competing for a playoff spot.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always
so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."

"The worst thing that can happen to a gambler is to win."

"When you bet on a dog only three things can happen; two of them are good."

Follow all my tweeting nonsense @TheRealestDan

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Re: Pick up Branyan?

Postby Big Jgke » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:52 am

Look at the guy who asked this. Are you telling me you'd rather have Fred Lewis than Branyan?
Clutch 2.0 (League Commish)
12 Team Yahoo H2H (FAAB, Standard Cats (no AVG) + H, OBP, SLG, IP, K/BB, 2 DL)
C - Soto
1B - Fielder
2B - M. Izturis (2B, 3B, SS)
3B - Beltre
SS - S. Drew
OF - Heyward
OF - Markakis
OF - Crisp
Util - C. Jones
Util - Hafner
B - Hosmer
SP - King Felix, Haren
RP - Valverde, Chapman
P - Sabathia, Kuroda, Baker, C. Lewis
B - W. Davis, E. Jackson, Oswalt, Kuo
DL - Cruz, Furcal

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Re: Pick up Branyan?

Postby havok » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:54 am

This brings up a VERY valid point that I overlooked. There are guys on his roster that are more expendable than Ortiz to begin with. If you want to man crush on Branyan than do it at the expense of Fred Lewis or Homer Bailey.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always
so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."

"The worst thing that can happen to a gambler is to win."

"When you bet on a dog only three things can happen; two of them are good."

Follow all my tweeting nonsense @TheRealestDan

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Re: Pick up Branyan?

Postby kevo252 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:16 am

I think i am over man crushing on Branyan. You guys are right, Lewis or Bailey is more expendable, but Fred lewis could contribute some steals if he sticks as Toronto's lead off guy and I just can't seem to convince myself to drop bailey. My team is pitching and speed challenged at the moment.

Which I guess begs the question, why do i need Branyan in the first place? I just don't want to see him pop 30 HR on someone else's squad.
11 Team 5X5 Roto League OBP replaces AVG Daily Lineup Changes

C- Saltalamacchia
1B- Rizzo
2B- Russell
SS - Suarez
3B- Moustakas
OF- Springer
OF- Polonco
OF- Marte
Util- Tomas
Bench- Gomez
Bench- Herrera

SP- Sale
SP- Smyly
P- Kimbrel
P- Rondon
P- Jepsen
Bench- Odorizzi
Bench- Verlander
Bench- Walker
Bench- J. Ross
Bench- Gausman
Bench- Nola
DL- Perkins
DL- DeSclafani


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