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    thinking of making a roster change...

    I have a team with the following lineup:

    C - Jarrod Saltalamacchia
    1B - Albert Pujols
    2B - Ian Kinsler
    3B - Edwin Encarnación
    SS - J.J. Hardy
    IF - Derrek Lee
    LF - Manny Ramírez
    CF - Jacoby Ellsbury
    RF - Nelson Cruz
    OF - Nate McLouth
    UT - David Ortiz
    BN - Magglio Ordóñez
    BN - John Baker
    BN - Willy Taveras
    BN - Randy Winn
    BN - Felipe López
    BN - Chris Dickerson

    SP - Jon Lester
    SP - Clayton Kershaw
    SP - Gavin Floyd
    SP - Josh Beckett
    SP - Scott Kazmir
    RP - Mariano Rivera
    RP - Francisco Cordero
    RP - Fernando Rodney
    P - Jonathan Sánchez
    P - Joey Devine
    P - Wandy Rodríguez
    P - Brett Myers

    Overall, pretty happy, but I am having reservations about Derek Lee, and my gut says Russell Branyan is going to hit 30 HR's. I'm also not sure Fernando Rodney is going to keep the closer job in Detroit. Add to that Devine is visiting Dr. Andrews, and I think I'm short in the bullpen.

    Should I dangle Lee?
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    I wouldn't count on Rodney for sure, over the last 3 years he has blown 25 while saving 33 with an ERA of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.41. Those aren't numbers I'd really want in my lineup, so yes dangle Lee. By the way, I think you should get your gut checked
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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    The Russell Branyan HR counter begins. 2 so far this season.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    The Russell Branyan HR counter begins. 2 so far this season.

    No way does he hit 30. I just don't think he will get the at bats to do this, barring an injury to another player. Plus he plays in a cavern, and often has trouble putting the bat on the ball.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    He's got the 1B job locked up. HR's to RF at Safeco are pretty manageable, and he's got legit power.

    30 HR's.

    And I'll be lauded as a baseball prophet.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    He's got the 1B job locked up. HR's to RF at Safeco are pretty manageable, and he's got legit power.

    30 HR's.

    And I'll be lauded as a baseball prophet.
    You're already that, but is this the Russell Branyan that at age 33 has hit over 20 HR's exactly once either because he couldn't lock up a position or he was injured? The same guy that was released by the Brewers and Padres over the last few years? The same career platoon player we were able to enjoy as a Red? If anybody comes along in Seattle with anything resembling a pulse and under age 25 Branyan shouldn't be taking AB's away from them. If I remember correctly didn't Corey Patterson display some early power last year?
    More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaRed View Post
    You're already that, but is this the Russell Branyan that at age 33 has hit over 20 HR's exactly once either because he couldn't lock up a position or he was injured? The same guy that was released by the Brewers and Padres over the last few years? The same career platoon player we were able to enjoy as a Red? If anybody comes along in Seattle with anything resembling a pulse and under age 25 Branyan shouldn't be taking AB's away from them. If I remember correctly didn't Corey Patterson display some early power last year?
    It's a new economy.

    Branyan was a victim of the times and league. Moving to the NL hurt him, and FO's thinking he was a 3B hurt him more. He's a K machine, but he had decent OBP numbers.

    Mark it down. 30HR's, 90+ RBI's, .875+ OPS
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    Branyan watch continues...

    5 days of not playing gives us a rested Russ...

    current line is .311 .404 .622 1.026 with 4HR's

    At this rate he's projected for 48 HR's.

    prophet.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    Branyan watch continues..

    .320 .388 .667 1.055 with 7 HR's.

    He's on pace for 55 HR's
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    The latest Branyan watch..

    .309 .372 .642 1.015 with 10 HR's

    HR pace has dropped to 47.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    The HR's keep coming...

    .311 .398 .608 1.006 with 11 HR's

    Anyone still think he can't get to 30?
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    The HR's keep coming...

    .311 .398 .608 1.006 with 11 HR's

    Anyone still think he can't get to 30?
    What is a bigger surprise to me is the BA. .311?!

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    Sure he CAN get to 30 but he won't...again. He has reached 20 twice in his career which began in 1998. If I was a betting man (and had any money) I would certainly bet on it. If you want to wager a sig. or avatar, I'm all for it
    More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    Branyan update!

    .323 .417 .622 1.039 with 12 HR's

    He's been moved the the #2 spot in the order behind Ichiro.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: thinking of making a roster change...

    I wish I could change the name of this thread to BRANYAN WATCH 2009!!!

    updated as of 7/7/2009

    .322 .424 .621 1.045 with 13 HR's

    ESPN has him projected for 40 HR's.
    Suck it up cupcake.


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