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David Ortiz 2013 Outlook


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#1 ballfan4141

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

will he be healthy enough or be able to do something like 85/20/90/290

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

Id put him down for that, and add 5 HR.  Last I read he should be ready for opening day, and as DH he will have little opportunity to get hurt again.  Love him this year, possibly depressed value on a guy undervalued every year as it is.  And he has 1B this year, not just a UTIL fill.  Said it before, I'll say it again: The dude can hit.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

And if they bat Middlebrooks behind him he will have some protection in the line-up as well.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

I need  DH spot were the player must qualify for DH not just utlilty. so he might be value.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

View PostWahooManiac, on 06 February 2013 - 05:25 PM, said:

Id put him down for that, and add 5 HR.  Last I read he should be ready for opening day, and as DH he will have little opportunity to get hurt again.  Love him this year, possibly depressed value on a guy undervalued every year as it is.  And he has 1B this year, not just a UTIL fill.  Said it before, I'll say it again: The dude can hit.
I wouldn't be too sure...CBS has him listed as DH only, and still put a $25 auction value on him (tied for 21st overall). If you're league has him as 1B eligible, I think his value goes up from there. I think his stats last year warmed people up to him again. I just hope the people in my league only remember the injuries and his DH availability so I can get him cheap, but I doubt it.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

He's DH only on ESPN and ranked 108 overall. Seems like some value could be had there.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

View Postphillyloveslee, on 06 February 2013 - 08:40 PM, said:

View PostWahooManiac, on 06 February 2013 - 05:25 PM, said:

Id put him down for that, and add 5 HR.  Last I read he should be ready for opening day, and as DH he will have little opportunity to get hurt again.  Love him this year, possibly depressed value on a guy undervalued every year as it is.  And he has 1B this year, not just a UTIL fill.  Said it before, I'll say it again: The dude can hit.
I wouldn't be too sure...CBS has him listed as DH only, and still put a $25 auction value on him (tied for 21st overall). If you're league has him as 1B eligible, I think his value goes up from there. I think his stats last year warmed people up to him again. I just hope the people in my league only remember the injuries and his DH availability so I can get him cheap, but I doubt it.
Ya thats a good point, in yahoo he should be 1B elig, and with all the depth at 1B and that late season injury I just wonder if he may slide a round or two. Hes always a target for me
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:05 AM

How many games did he play at 1B last year?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:53 AM

View Post2ndCitySox, on 07 February 2013 - 01:05 AM, said:

How many games did he play at 1B last year?
According to Yahoo's player profile page - 7 games.  That should be enough for Yahoo but not on some other platforms.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:00 AM

Slow starts and injury prone is why he's ranked where he is, sure there is upside but there's a lot of downside too. Dude could hit low 200s with 10 HRs. He's also a huge clubhouse issue with a team thats trying fix and rebuild that team.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

View PostDeafmitchell, on 07 February 2013 - 04:00 AM, said:

Slow starts and injury prone is why he's ranked where he is, sure there is upside but there's a lot of downside too. Dude could hit low 200s with 10 HRs. He's also a huge clubhouse issue with a team thats trying fix and rebuild that team.
How is he a clubhouse issue?  Is he prefect, no.  But is he an issue, no way.  He's always been viewed as a clubhouse asset with positive personality traits and popular with his teammates, fans and the media.  His humor keeps the clubhouse loose which is much needed on this team.  He isn't a pain in the clubhouse like the endlessly complaining Youk became before he was traded or the big disruptive factor Beckett and his pitching buddies became.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Anyone else starting to get worried about his achilles and lack of progression?

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Didnt run the bases as scheduled....ugh

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 05:33 PM

will be DH mainly as Napoli will be 1b
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

View PostSuikoden, on 03 March 2013 - 05:33 PM, said:

will be DH mainly as Napoli will be 1b

David Ortiz will be a primary DH?  Thanks for the insight.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:19 PM

Surprised about his achilles. I kind've thought Ortiz just didn't play last year because he hated Valentine.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:01 AM

View PostMurphzilla, on 03 March 2013 - 05:18 PM, said:

Didnt run the bases as scheduled....ugh
That's not what I read:

He ran the bases for the second time this spring and did more than was scheduled.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

That was a few days ago, he ran then felt sore and missed the next day.

He ran again today though, second day in a row.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

More soreness....WTF!!

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:16 PM

MRI on both heels now? ugh what is going on?

Edited by The Harsh, 09 March 2013 - 05:28 PM.
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