I Give: Chris Sale, Hunter Pence I Get: Carlos Beltran
Would these be trades worth making? Particularly the Beltran one.
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10 Team H2H League: C Carlos Ruiz 1B Paul Konerko 2B Jason Kipnis 3B Miguel Cabrera SS Alcides Escobar OF Alex Gordon OF Nelson Cruz OF Hunter Pence Util Edwin Encarnacion Util Jason Kubel BN Aaron Hill BN Torri Hunter BN Dee Gordon SP Justin Verlander SP Matt Cain SP Jordan Zimmermann RP Brandon League RP Casey Janssen P Dillon Gee P Gio Gonzalez P AJ Burnett P Chris Sale BN Daniel Hudson BN Vance Worley
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I would not consider the Beltran trade. I would rather have Pence. Beltran has had a nice season so far, but that risk of injury is always going to linger in the back of my head with him. With Kemp, I highly doubt that he's going to be the fantasy stud that we saw in April. Hamstring injuries are tricky. The good news is that Kemp uses his hips and upper body to generate his power. But I would not give up anything of real value right now not knowing what his time table is. We keep hearing middle of July, but just the other day there was a report of 'soreness' after some sprints. That's pretty vague of course, but fairly worrisome.
I would keep Pence at this point, but would shop Sale hard for an upgrade somewhere.
Personally, I think Sale is money this yr, especially with his team being in a pennant race, there will be no innings limit on him... and Pence is money as well. As for Beltran, he's a beast, but i think between those two, you will be covered. And I wouldn't trust Kemp. Too much missed time, plus (as weve seen) re-injury is very possible. So I'd keep Pence and sale
Beltran is an injury risk, I would consider the Kemp deal if you are in contention of a playoff spot as his appearances have been limited due to his hammy. If you are in a position to upgrade your OF slot or you can afford to obtain WW (OF) help while Kemp recovers I would pull the trigger on it. You can try to sell high on C Sale straight up for Kemp, argue that his return is a big question mark?
elraider77 wrote:Beltran is an injury risk, I would consider the Kemp deal if you are in contention of a playoff spot as his appearances have been limited due to his hammy. If you are in a position to upgrade your OF slot or you can afford to obtain WW (OF) help while Kemp recovers I would pull the trigger on it. You can try to sell high on C Sale straight up for Kemp, argue that his return is a big question mark?
What type of league are you in? How many teams? What are the categories? I agree. If you are comfortable in getting rid of Sale, see if you can get him straight up for Kemp. Sell high-buy low situation might work. Thanks for help with mine.
I say no to the Beltran deal. He's been a monster so far this year which only leaves him with one way to go...down. I think he reamin healthy for ROS, but I don't think he continues to produce at this rate. I would also agre with the last proposal of Sale straight up for Kemp. I'm personally banking on Matty's return, sometime after the All-Star break, and that he returns at full strength and ready to contribute to a fantasy team's playoff run. Yes, hamstring issues are tricky and we saw what happened when he returned last time, but the Dodgers and their training staff are absolutely adimant that he will not return until he's 100%...which is why we are all waiting such a long time for his return to the field. Donny baseball and the Dodgers have been playng just fine in his abscence so there is NO WAY they put him back out there until he's totally clear from this hamstring problem and ready to go. Once he does he's an absolute lock for an outstanding stretch run...in both fantasy and for the Dodgers. Pence is definitely solid, but your roster can withstand losing him and Sale if for some reason this guy accepts your offer. Sale is also guaranteed to face an innings limit at the end of the year. 3 reason supporting that fact are: 1) This is his first year in the rotation and he's expected to be a fixture in the Sox's rortation for years to come 2)he already had complaints of arm soreness in May that they apparently "corrected" with a change in routine 3) Some of the shine has already worn off and at times in his last few starts he's been very hittable, not mising as many bats as he was in the beginning of the season, batters/hitting coaches have changed their approach to Sale. Throw ontop of those reason that the White Sox already stated at the beginning of the season that Sale would have innnings limitations at the end of the season no matter what position the team was in...ala Steven Strausburg...and you have a guy who's usefullness could be limited during a fantasy playoff run. Get Kemp for Sale or get Kemp for Pence and Sale...bottom line here is get Kemp, lol.
"Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical." --Yogi Berra