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REDblooded
08-15-2007, 01:01 PM
What are your opinions? What have you heard/read? this kinda veers into fantasy baseball as well, but I have the 2nd waiver in my Dynasty league, and want Bruce more than anything, but Buchholz just hit waivers, and I know the guy with number 1 is waiting for Barton of the A's. Should I take Buchholz, or wait if there's a better than 50% chance Bruce gets the call?

dougdirt
08-15-2007, 01:02 PM
Bruce wont get the call becuase the Reds won't make a 40 man roster move just to make one. Just my opinion.

JaxRed
08-15-2007, 01:07 PM
I agree.

REDblooded
08-15-2007, 01:36 PM
That's the way I'm leaning as well, which prob makes Buchholz the best of the remaining likely call-ups, wouldn't you say?

dougdirt
08-15-2007, 01:38 PM
Yes, I would say he is the best guy that should be coming up still. With Upton already up, he is the best guy remaining that is going to be coming up. And really.... Daric Barton is worth waiting around for? He passed up Justin Upton for Daric Barton?

REDblooded
08-15-2007, 01:46 PM
Yes, I would say he is the best guy that should be coming up still. With Upton already up, he is the best guy remaining that is going to be coming up. And really.... Daric Barton is worth waiting around for? He passed up Justin Upton for Daric Barton?

lol, nah, he had the number 2 waiver, so he missed on Upton to the number 1 guy. He did pass on Joba though. He's a huge A's fan, and lets that get in the way of his better judgment.

REDblooded
08-15-2007, 01:47 PM
Ah, the upside to this one too is that I REALLY don't need a pitcher. I'm pretty well stocked there with Johan, Hamels, CC Sabathia, Escobar, and Beckett, with Putz, Jenks, Broxton, Pena, Morrow, Shields, and Rauch as my RPs. There are however 2 massive Red Sox fans in the league that I plan on holding hostage for Buchholz. Devious? You betcha!

dougdirt
08-15-2007, 02:01 PM
Is this a keeper league? If so, take him, hold onto him for a little bit and when Jay Bruce gets the call, I am sure you can figure out a way to get him by using Buchholz and a Red Sox fan in a 3 way trade or something.

REDblooded
08-15-2007, 02:52 PM
Yeah, it's a dynasty. I keep my whole team. I'm prob gonna use Buchholz to try to land either Delmon Young (guy has no pitching, and I can offer Buchholz and a bat), or Victorino. As far as Bruce goes, I'm prob gonna win the league, and will miss getting Bruce in the draft...........my plan is to offer whoever gets Bruce, Carlos Lee straight up before next season. My team is pretty stacked, and I can afford the loss for now to add the greatest player to ever play the game. ;)

REDblooded
08-15-2007, 02:55 PM
My team btw as it sits offensively, since you've already seen my pitching, is as follows

C-Mauer
1b-Ortiz
2b-B Roberts
3b- Miggy
SS- Hanley
IF- Morneau
IF- BPhilly
OF-Lee
OF- Rios
OF-Cuddyer
OF -Rowand
Util- Buck
Util- Edwin
Util- Keppinger
Bn- Salty
BN- L Scott
DL- Hamilton (don't know who to drop to activate!)

REDblooded
08-16-2007, 11:45 PM
well........buchholz clears waivers tommorrow AM......is he the one? I know he's only up for one start, and i'm having second thoughts..........any help here would be appreciated. Buchholz, or is there a better september call-up in line?

dougdirt
08-17-2007, 02:56 AM
I just don't think there will be another guy called up this year with more upside than Buchholz. I would take him if I were you.