I don’t know whether or not to keep him at $51 in Ottoneu. His injury left me scrambling, and I ended up with Simmons and Rutledge at low prices. I was planning on cutting Bautista ($50) because he was losing 3B eligibility, but OF ended up shallower than I thought. If you had to pick one of them to cut in my situation, which would you choose?
Comment by Eminor3rd — October 11, 2012 @ 11:25 am
Tulowitzki’s health seems like a real question at this point, while JBau was more of a one-time thing. I doubt either of those guys go for $50, though. Easiest thing to do is look at the prices Hanley Ramirez and other overpriced throw-backs went for last year in your league and see. I bet they went for $40+, meaning you can get back in if you want, or you can spend your $40+ somewhere else.
Shame that Tulo and Longoria seem to be such injury magnets. It would have been nice to have had a couple of monster infielders around for the next decade. Now they appear to be Rocco Baldelli’ing their ways out of baseball.
I would be more worried if he had a history of groin problems, but that’s not the case, he’s had a rash of quad problems with only one serious quad injury in the past and he’s had injuries from being hit by pitches.
In spring training he developed the injury and played through the pain at the start of the season, by May it looked like he might be over it when he aggravated the injury and then went down for the season.
Tulo had already acknowledged that he didn’t properly strengthen his going in the off season last year and is going to make a concerted effort to rectify the problem next year.
Will he get hurt next year? I’d say probably, but I have serious doubts that he’ll get seriously injured again. The potential that he has when healthy and Tulo’s lack of previous groin injuries make me confident that he’s a good late first round pick/keeper still.
Comment by Stuck in a slump — October 11, 2012 @ 2:24 pm
I think the fact that he continually was announced as “just about to return” so owners couldn’t even drop him until the very last 2 days of the season just cements his status.
As a Tulo owner in every one of my leagues this year that was absolutely brutal
Comment by Stuck in a slump — October 11, 2012 @ 10:53 pm
I’m not a huge fan of picking someone who got hurt, but if we’re strictly talking investment/return, then injury or no injury, it’s got to be Tulo.
I agree that Lincecum was a total bust this year and went higher than where he should have gone, but if you looked at his peripherals over the last three seasons, there were strong enough indicators that an additional decline was still coming. He went so high because people either refused to believe it or they were blindly drafting based on name and reputation from first two seasons. I didn’t vote for him because I never believed in him this season in the first place.
Comment by Howard Bender — October 12, 2012 @ 12:36 pm
I had Tulo ($52), Longo ($45), Lincecum ($45), and Lester $(31) as my top four players to begin the year. I gave up on all but Tulo during the year (too stubborn to admit failure in that case). I was able to swap Lester to a frustrated Wainwright owner straight up in late May, and salvaged cap room by cutting Longo at the end of June (when his rehab was shut down), but the hole I dug for myself was vast and deep. Not asking for or expecting sympathy, but somehow this is cathartic.
Comment by masonzippo — October 12, 2012 @ 3:53 pm