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    TRADE ANNOUNCEMENT

    Sockeye's Angels trade

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    1980 1st Round Pick (#7 overall).

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    With the 7th overall pick in the 1980 draft Sockeye's Angels select...Doug Corbett
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    I am headed to work. hopefully i will be on the clock when I get back at 6pm pacific time.
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    With the 8th pick in the 1980 first year player draft the Hard Cider select:
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    C-Tony Pena

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye View Post
    With the 7th overall pick in the 1980 draft Sockeye's Angels select...Doug Corbett
    Nice pick Garry. I was in trade talks with Jack also, and Corbett was the man I was looking to get. I'm a little surprised he lasted this long. A couple of mediocre seasons, but three really lights out years as well.

    Nice pick on Pena, too, Jason. IMHO he's the best position player left in the draft.
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    --I had Pena 4th on my draft board and depending on team need, could have seen him as high as 2nd. Good defender who is an everyday starter for 5 years on team contro, an above average hitter in 3 of them and an above average hitter for a catcher in a 4th. Catcher is probably the strongest position in the draft with 4 guys who should be multi-year starters and Pena is clearly the best of the lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmadachik View Post
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    --Your wish is granted. Great job everyone keeping this draft moving.

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    Pena was where I was going with my pick. crud
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    The Beavers Select

    Lee Smith
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    The Gamblers Select

    Steve Howe
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    I wondered when Smith was going to go. In retrospect, I probably would have taken him over Corbett if I had the #7 pick, although I would have had to look at it more closely.
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    I really really hoped pena would be there when the Beavers picked. He would have been a good transition fom Simmons after this year.
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    Would have liked to get Pena myself, but even if I had needed a catcher, I still would have gone with Valenzuela at #2. You can never have enough pitching. I could see him going third over Baines, though.
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    --When I said as high as 2nd I meant after Valenzuala. Fernando was #1 on my board. Durham gives alot of value, but he only has one great season. Baines, Wallach and Pena also give alot of value, but their best seasons are not as good as Durham. Moseby may have the 2 best seasons of any position player drafted yet (or on the board for that matter), but he only has 3 seasons of any value (in team controlled years anyway - he has some HTD value too). Valenzuala has the peak of Moseby with the bulk of the others. I'll be very surprized if he doesn't make at least a couple All Star teams and he could win a CYA too.

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    For the Iron's pick it was between Wallach, Pena, & Smith. And I almost pulled the trigger on Pena if I didn't already have some catching but when the Cider were up it was a pretty easy choice.

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    The Skipjacks will select pitcher Gary Lucas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leecemark View Post
    --When I said as high as 2nd I meant after Valenzuala. Fernando was #1 on my board. Durham gives alot of value, but he only has one great season. Baines, Wallach and Pena also give alot of value, but their best seasons are not as good as Durham. Moseby may have the 2 best seasons of any position player drafted yet (or on the board for that matter), but he only has 3 seasons of any value (in team controlled years anyway - he has some HTD value too). Valenzuala has the peak of Moseby with the bulk of the others. I'll be very surprized if he doesn't make at least a couple All Star teams and he could win a CYA too.
    I have to respectfully disagree regarding best seasons on the draft board. Durham has a 151 OPS+, along with a 136,131,123 and 120. Moseby has a 134 and 127 under team control. I think Durham has the best seasons on the board by far. Even more surprisingly, Durham is actually a better RF than Moseby over the first two seasons, before he pretty much moves to first base. Baines actually has a 142 and a 130 as well. Just sayin'.
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    Moseby is a Vg CF with speed though. Durham can play CF as well, but he's rated Fr and his speed isn't comparable to Moseby's. Still, Durham has five seasons where he's a very good starter compared to Moseby's three, and he also has the best of the lot. Plus his best season lines up better with my team than Moseby's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catcher24 View Post
    Nice pick Garry. I was in trade talks with Jack also, and Corbett was the man I was looking to get. I'm a little surprised he lasted this long. A couple of mediocre seasons, but three really lights out years as well.

    Nice pick on Pena, too, Jason. IMHO he's the best position player left in the draft.
    Thanks Lew. Probably wouldn't have made the deal if Corbett wasn't still available. Like that 1980 season (81 and 84 aren't bad either) Just have to figure out how to get him the innings. Might not be such a problem as our rotation is medeocre at best.

    Ditto on Pena. Had him as the best remaining position player in the draft.
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    RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
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    --Quite the run on relievers in the first round! RPing was exceptionally strong this year, but they usually don't go quite so high. I thought thats where the value would be when I got to pick at 14/15, but am pleasantly surprised to see I'll have some good value options elsewhere instead.

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    Can't say I expected Corbett to go as high as he did. He was a pretty distant fifth on my RP board. I was thinking he'd still be around when I picked in the second round. Even purely for 1980 I'd only have him second (maybe third or even fourth), and his two other good seasons don't match any of the future years of the other top RPs in my evaluation.

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