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you can take a team of scutaros over a team of stantons, whatever. id rather have a team of scutaro and stanton. i think greinke when combined with a guy like j zimm or medlen could be a very powerful combo as well, though greinke's injury does make me care very little about him for now. stanton has started off slow but he did last year too i wouldnt count him out, but i guess this is more of a personal thing for you against stanton so you can continue to give no intelligent responses why you wouldnt own stanton and probably sway nobody's opinion
Okay, I will give you an intelligent response.
Stanton will help in HRs and provide decent-to-good RBIs and Rs without damaging your average. Not worth a 2nd round pick, but obviously draftable. Combined with a high-average OF (such as Melky Cabrera) and a high-steals OF (such as Revere, Pagan or Bourn), you get great production in all 5 categories. That is why Stanton is ownable.
As for Grienke, if the Dodgers will give him over $100 million, I don't mind having him as a 3rd or maybe 4th SP. His ERA will not be great, but the 200 Ks and 15 Ws make him an ownable, or because of the injury stashable, SP.
- 1 Reply to Matthew
Stanton has gone from 22 to 34 to 37 HR. Anybody who says he shouldn't be owned is just plain missing his value. Greinke is irrelevant because he's out for 2 months.
You are making make the same claims about Stanton that are being made about Adam Dunn. I had Dunn on my team last year and he helped me get to the championship. The only thing that matters is if a particular player is a good fit for your team. If you're building your offense around 30 HR guys then Dunn and Stanton are good fits even though they kill you in BA. Dunn only hit .204 last year but if he hits 40 bombs and drives in 95 - who cares?
I am well aware of Stanton's batting average last year. In a related note...Brady Anderson once hit 50 HRs in a season. Guess what? A season is an arbitrary timeframe and means nothing. Do you know what really matters? The largest sample set! Thus, Stanton's CAREER MLB batting average is... .268. Yippee!!!
This idiot just talks to get a rise out of people. Stanton's a beast. Obviously you don't build your team with just guys like Stanton, but you want him for his power. Greinke's peripherals suggest he's a top 10 SP easy. Anyway, ignore this fool.
You compose a team of 10 Mike Stantons.
I will compose a team of 10 Marco Scutaros.
You will win HR and RBI.
I will win R, BA, and SB.
I win 3 out of 5 standard hitting categories and don't trail too far behind in RBI.
Congratulations. You win HR...and you end up a loser.
Let me know when you understand these points, Skippy.
- 1 Reply to Dick Strong
Mike Stanton (2011-2012, including seasons when he was 21 and 22 years old): average 75 R's, 35 HR's, 87 RBI's, .275 BA and 6 SB's.
Marco Scutaro 2011-2012 average 73 R's, 7 HR's, 64 RBI's, .303 BA, 6 SB's,
Congratulations on the all-Scutaro team. You prevailed in BA. But hey, a kid like Scutaro is bound to get better while an aging vet like Stanton diminishes ... right?
You really hate these two huh?
If you say Stanton has NO potential I have a hard time having an intelligent conversation with you. The guy can hit it a ton (37 HRs last year - top 10 in the league). That is reason enough to own him.
If you want to argue that he isn't top 10 fantasy worthy that is fine, but to say he should be a FA is just idiotic.
I wish I was in your league if you were just going to keep not drafting him regardless of what pick.
- 1 Reply to Billy Rubin
Owning a player for ONE category is like owning a closer to win ERA...STOOPID.
Adam Dunn routinely hits 40 HRs (something Stanton has NEVER DONE) and there is no reason to own Adam Dunn in any competitive league. Hell...Adam LaRoche routinely has more value than Dunn and Josh Willingham routinely has more value than Stanton.
Again...can anybody give me an INTELLIGENT response that outlines why anybody would own these two hacks?
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