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Pickup Justin Smoak?Shortened swing, solid ST...maybe this is the year?


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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?
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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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Posted 28 March 2013 - 12:03 AM

View PostholyBrowns, on 27 March 2013 - 11:56 PM, said:

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...

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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

View PostPosting In The Clutch, on 28 March 2013 - 12:18 AM, said:

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!
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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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