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Postby bonecrusher17 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:20 am

I'm in a roto 6X6 league with 9 teams and have the following as keepers:

Schilling
Maddux
Giambi
Bonds
Giles

I've been offered a trade where I give up Maddux, Giambi, and Giles and I get Zito, Oswalt, and Pujols.

Having Schilling, Oswalt, and Zito to start my staff is tempting, along with Bonds and Pujols. But am I giving up too much in Giambi and Giles?
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Postby Stan@CS » Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:41 am

That's a tempting starting staff to have. I think you give up slightly too much for Pujols - essentially Giles for him if you assume that the other 4 cancel each other out. I'd offer Bonds instead of Giambi and try to make it a 2 for 3 trade. He might bite on the Bonds name and let's face it: Bonds has already hit his peak: it's downhill from here which isn't to say he isn't a top pick, but he's going to be overrated. Giambi's best year is still yet to come.
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Postby trevisc » Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:44 am

i'd do this deal. You are getting talented youth who will serve you over the next several years. Giambi + Maddux = Zito + Pujols in my opinion (give or take in some areas). So it comes down to whether or not i'd trade Oswalt for Giles. Yes I would. Any day of the week.
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Postby bonecrusher17 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:48 am

I don't think he'd do Bonds. He really wants Giambi. He sends offers to me all the time for him. I just made a counter offer with Bonds just to see, but I'm expecting a firm NO.
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Postby kashikis » Tue Feb 04, 2003 12:46 pm

personally i like the trade too and trev makes some good points. One huge upside to this trade is the youth of the players your getting. If you can keep players forever than this is awesome for you. you'd still have zito and oswalt as starters even after shilling cools off and you could deal him down the road...next year.
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Postby Steeljim » Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:10 pm

I like the trade myself...you have a great upside in future keepers with the youth. Oswalt and Pujols are great investments. I think Maddox is onthe decline and Giles is getting up there in years as well.
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Postby bonecrusher17 » Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:50 pm

I think I might be able to do it for Bonds instead of Giambi, and I'm throwing him a 3rd round pick too.

So I'd get Pujols, Oswalt, and Zito

and give

Bonds, Maddux, Giles, and a 3rd round pick (which is really an 8th rounder after 5 keepers).

Also, Pujols is only eligible to play OF this season. We go by wherever they played the most games the previous season. Thanks for all your opinions.
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:24 pm

The deal is fair both ways, but i like your end for getting younger.
Why is Giambis best year still to come? One, hes 32, and 2nd, his ops last year was over 100 points off his 00 and 01 years.
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Postby Stan@CS » Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:09 am

I think he's in his hitting prime and in a big time city. He'll continue to produce those numbers and then some. Bonds has been there and will be declining.
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Postby icepak » Wed Feb 05, 2003 12:32 am

the one with bonds look REAL nice, I'd do it
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