Right now I am pretty stacked at SP (Hudson, Mussina, Pettitte, Lohse, Miller, Vazquez, Clement, and Peavy). I am hurting in the OF, (Sheffield, Burrell, Dye, and Cameron). I am trying to get Maggs. Do you think I should give up Hudson to try and get Maggs??? Am I giving up too much or getting a steal here and do you think Maggs is gonna bust out in the second half?? I know that the A's are a second half team and that is why I am a little bit hesitant on doing this. But what do you guys think???
I think it's a fair trade. Hudson has been solid this year and has done much better than Maggs, but if you look at what they both did last year then you would think that Magglio is better. Ordonez did much better down the stretch last year, here are his splits:
April .343, 6HR, 20 RBI
May .281, 4 HR,15 RBI
June .320, 3HR, 25 RBI
July .337, 10HR, 25 RBI
August .317 8HR, 24 RBI
September .323, 7HR, 26RBI
Hard to believe he didn't make the all star team last year with those final numbers.
I generally try to trade pitching for hitting, for several reasons. Pitching can be a total crapshoot, as evidenced by Hudson's low-3 ERA and only 5 wins to go with it. Hudson's numbers are very comparable to unknowns like Claudio Vargas (good era and whip, low wins) because he doesn't strike alot of people out but he certianly has plenty of fantasy value. His value lies primarily in WHIP and ERA but the Wins will certainly come. If you can move Hudson for a guy like Magglio who is about to go on a tear, do it before Maggs starts going nuts and his owner won't let him get away.