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Postby Chicago » Fri Apr 12, 2002 3:02 pm

In one my my leagues, an owner is offering me Jose Cruz (Bluejays OF) for Pedro Astacio. What do you guys think?

I'm pretty well stacked in the pitching arena. Here's my pitching and OF:

OF Berkman, Lance (LF, CF-Hou)
OF Ordonez, Magglio (RF-CWS)
OF Drew, J.D. (RF, CF-StL)
Util Lofton, Kenny (CF-CWS)
Bench Beltran, Carlos (CF-KC)
DL Moises Alou

Oswalt, Roy (SP, RP-Hou)
Escobar, Kelvim (RP, SP-Tor)
Williams, Mike (RP-Pit)
Wickman, Bob (RP-Cle)
Burnett, A.J. (SP-Fla)
Lloyd, Graeme (RP-Mon)
Martinez, Pedro (SP-Bos)
Astacio, Pedro (SP-NYM)
Wood, Kerry (SP-ChC)

DL Wolf, Randy(SP-Phi)
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Postby Arlo » Fri Apr 12, 2002 5:25 pm

Looks like both your pitching and your outfield are in pretty good shape. The trade is fair considering the players involved, but I don't see this as an upgrade for you. If you already have Beltran on your bench, you certainly don't need Cruz. Tell the other guy that it's a nice offer, but decline.
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Postby Dan » Sat Apr 13, 2002 9:39 am

yeah, absolutely.

Cruz would be a bench warmer on your team, while Pedro still can give you great outings!

YOu would not gain anything, although, as Arlo said, it would be a fair deal!

So I would strongly recommend not to do it, too!
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