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Pickup Justin Smoak?


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#1 FantaC!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:55 PM

I know he's supposed to breakout every season and he's left owners high and dry before but he's had a solid ST, shortened his swing, etc..I've read it all. Standard 5x5 money league and the pickings are slim Thoughts?

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Thinking about dropping Coco Crisp or Juan Pierre for him. Make that move?
12-Team Roto (Yahoo)
C - D. Mesoraco
1B - A. Pujols
2B - B. Dozier
3B - M. Machado
SS - S. Castro
OF - J.Bautista
OF - G. Stanton
OF - M. Brantley
UT - C. Davis
UT - K. Wong
BN - B. Holt
BN - S. Marte
BN - W. Ramos
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SP: J. Samardzija, H. Bailey, M. Garza, W. Peralta, T. Lincecum, A. Harang
RP: F. Rodriguez, D. Robertson, C. Allen, J. Smith
DL: G. Cole

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:56 PM

If you can sacrifice the speed, I'd make that move, you know what you're getting with Crisp and Pierre, and there is a chance, even if a small one, that Smoak hits 25-30 home runs this season.
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3B: Kyle Seager
SS: Starlin Castro
OF: Mike Trout
OF: Giancarlo Stanton
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SP: Zack Greinke
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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:03 AM

If you can sacrifice the speed, I'd make that move, you know what you're getting with Crisp and Pierre, and there is a chance, even if a small one, that Smoak hits 25-30 home runs this season.


Swap out Pierre or Crisp? I'm a Dodger fan so I've always liked Pierre as a player...

Edited by FantaC!, 28 March 2013 - 12:04 AM.

12-Team Roto (Yahoo)
C - D. Mesoraco
1B - A. Pujols
2B - B. Dozier
3B - M. Machado
SS - S. Castro
OF - J.Bautista
OF - G. Stanton
OF - M. Brantley
UT - C. Davis
UT - K. Wong
BN - B. Holt
BN - S. Marte
BN - W. Ramos
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SP: J. Samardzija, H. Bailey, M. Garza, W. Peralta, T. Lincecum, A. Harang
RP: F. Rodriguez, D. Robertson, C. Allen, J. Smith
DL: G. Cole

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:18 AM

Smoak has always been intriguing because the skill set is there. And if he has tweaked his swing and shortened it up a la Rizzo, he could finally deliver. You could take a chance on him. I think Pierre would be the drop.

But if I were you, I would just wait until Headley or Hanley goes on the DL and then pick him up. There will not be a mad rush to get Smoak. He's definitely post-hype.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

Smoak has always been intriguing because the skill set is there. And if he has tweaked his swing and shortened it up a la Rizzo, he could finally deliver. You could take a chance on him. I think Pierre would be the drop.

But if I were you, I would just wait until Headley or Hanley goes on the DL and then pick him up. There will not be a mad rush to get Smoak. He's definitely post-hype.


He's still sitting on the waiver wire and my league is pretty rough when it comes to grabbing potential high upside guys. I hope they put Chase/Hanley on the DL soon. I want to Smoak this season!
12-Team Roto (Yahoo)
C - D. Mesoraco
1B - A. Pujols
2B - B. Dozier
3B - M. Machado
SS - S. Castro
OF - J.Bautista
OF - G. Stanton
OF - M. Brantley
UT - C. Davis
UT - K. Wong
BN - B. Holt
BN - S. Marte
BN - W. Ramos
-------------------------
SP: J. Samardzija, H. Bailey, M. Garza, W. Peralta, T. Lincecum, A. Harang
RP: F. Rodriguez, D. Robertson, C. Allen, J. Smith
DL: G. Cole

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

Well with opening day next week, we usually see the DL guys placed there in a flurry of activity over the next few days.

I agree with the other guys, just put your guys on the DL and grab Smoke. I doubt many are paying attention to him. Honestly I'm almost in the camp where he's going to have to go on a 2 week tear to convince me to add him, and even then I'll have an itchy trigger finger.

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