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Postby Fantasy Guru » Wed May 18, 2005 4:58 am

This isn't exactly a trade question, but it's about trading.
No actual players involved.

But my question is, with limited roster space, would you rather have two average players, or one really good player/one below-average player?

I'm all for packing the most talent into each position and picking up whoever's hot at the time to fill in for a while.

Alright.. I guess there will be players involved in this post.

As an example, I am trying to trade Bedard and Turnbow for Nathan. Sure, Bedard and Turnbow are good now.. but Nathan is a top 5 closer. Then with that open roster spot.. I'd just be picking up the hottest player at the moment.

Does anyone agree with that sort of strategy?
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Postby Phatferd » Wed May 18, 2005 5:34 am

I agree with your thinking of having a great player and an average player as opposed to two good players. However, if my 1 great player was a closer I would rather have 2 good ones than 1 great one. That is the 1 position I would rather spread it out.

BTW, I have all 3 of those guys on my roster. Kinda funny.
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Postby brock middlebrook » Wed May 18, 2005 8:16 am

Phatferd wrote:I agree with your thinking of having a great player and an average player as opposed to two good players. However, if my 1 great player was a closer I would rather have 2 good ones than 1 great one. That is the 1 position I would rather spread it out.


What he said

FWIW, I'd rather have the Bedard/Turbow side of that....
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Postby Big Papi's Pimps » Wed May 18, 2005 8:29 am

I agree with your overall strategy, but I think I would use it on a trade by trade basis. I would take into account: your need at that pos. you're getting, who's availible on the WW, if the players are on the rise or fall, etc. I think that would take presidence over the strategy.
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Postby AT » Wed May 18, 2005 8:46 am

Phaferd hits the nail right on the head. Always better to have the star player and the average player than 2 good players unless your star is a closer. Also keep in mind that the gap between top closers and average closers is smaller than that between hitters and starters.
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Postby elldog5 » Wed May 18, 2005 9:03 am

also, how big is your league. In an 8-10 teamer you should always go for quality, but in a larger league, more average guys, instead of a few stars and a few deadbeats can make the difference.
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Postby Fantasy Guru » Wed May 18, 2005 11:56 am

elldog5 wrote:also, how big is your league. In an 8-10 teamer you should always go for quality, but in a larger league, more average guys, instead of a few stars and a few deadbeats can make the difference.


Ha. I already have enough to win my league, I guess I just have fantasy baseball trade OCD.

My roster as of... a trade going through. It's a 14 team head to head league. Please don't ask how I built this team, haha.. it's been 3 months since the draft!

C: Victor Martinez
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Marcus Giles
3B: Aubrey Huff
SS: Jimmy Rollins
IF: Carlos Delgado
LF: Carlos Lee
CF: Carl Crawford
RF: Bobby Abreu
OF: Hideki Matsui
Util: Travis Hafner
DL: Magglio Ordonez

SP: Randy Johnson
SP: Mark Prior
RP: Francisco Rodriguez
RP: Billy Wagner
P: Ben Sheets
P: AJ Burnett
P: Doug Davis
BN: Huston Street
BN: Kris Benson
BN: Derrek Turnbow
BN: Eric Bedard
BN: Julian Tavarez (will probably drop soon)
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Postby Cooner » Wed May 18, 2005 12:02 pm

Fantasy Guru wrote:My roster as of... a trade going through. It's a 14 team head to head league. Please don't ask how I built this team, haha.. it's been 3 months since the draft!

C: Victor Martinez
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Marcus Giles
3B: Aubrey Huff
SS: Jimmy Rollins
IF: Carlos Delgado
LF: Carlos Lee
CF: Carl Crawford
RF: Bobby Abreu
OF: Hideki Matsui
Util: Travis Hafner
DL: Magglio Ordonez

SP: Randy Johnson
SP: Mark Prior
RP: Francisco Rodriguez
RP: Billy Wagner
P: Ben Sheets
P: AJ Burnett
P: Doug Davis
BN: Huston Street
BN: Kris Benson
BN: Derrek Turnbow
BN: Eric Bedard
BN: Julian Tavarez (will probably drop soon)


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Postby great gretzky » Wed May 18, 2005 12:03 pm

I can't always go along with this. I think it is different for pitching and hitting in general. Id rather have the great hitter -- unless you really needed to address two sinkholes in your lineup. But a avg guy can't do any worse than zero, and you can't really move backwards in hitting.

(if this is roto)

with pitching, having one great pitcher and one avg/bad one can backfired. I'd rather have a stable of "b" pitchers than a an "a" or two then a few c's and d's.

I think the onyl way 2-1 or 3-1 trades work out well is if they feel holes, or the 2 players are a hitter and pitcher. splitting up a great for two good hitters is bad strategy.
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