I'm so torn... - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

I'm so torn...

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

I'm so torn...

Postby Bolts_and_Bombers » Fri May 12, 2006 12:13 pm

OK, I'm a Yankee fan. I'm also a fan of winning.

In my fantasy baseball league, I have Papelbon. Basically, everytime I get something from him, the Red Sox win. I was offered a trade for Rivera, but I have to throw in Kelvim Escobar.

When the Yanks win they generally blow people out. Also, Escobar is pretty good.

My team isn't that good, but when D. Lee comes back to form, I should be a contender.

Damn. I think I make my team worse with this trade, unless Pap goes into the starting lineup, but with the way he is playing, that seems unlikely. Do I make my team worse and root for my team, or do I keep things the way they are and root for the rival to close out games?

Damn.
Bolts_and_Bombers
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 111
(Past Year: 1)
Joined: 8 Dec 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby The Big Stick » Fri May 12, 2006 12:32 pm

Try Draft, Trade, Keeper and Waivers Questions
Image
Signature by: RedWoodTree824
______________
"Major League Baseball's most storied franchise, winning 26 World Series titles in 39 appearances"!
The Big Stick
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 593
Joined: 16 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: At The Stadium With The Bleacher Creatures.

Re: I'm so torn...

Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Fri May 12, 2006 1:11 pm

Bolts_and_Bombers wrote:OK, I'm a Yankee fan. I'm also a fan of winning.

In my fantasy baseball league, I have Papelbon. Basically, everytime I get something from him, the Red Sox win. I was offered a trade for Rivera, but I have to throw in Kelvim Escobar.

When the Yanks win they generally blow people out. Also, Escobar is pretty good.

My team isn't that good, but when D. Lee comes back to form, I should be a contender.

Damn. I think I make my team worse with this trade, unless Pap goes into the starting lineup, but with the way he is playing, that seems unlikely. Do I make my team worse and root for my team, or do I keep things the way they are and root for the rival to close out games?

Damn.


Something only you can decide. :-D Most people will say that you have to put personal biases aside and just make the best team you can or else you're just unnecessarily hampering yourself. I'd probably agree with that. But ultimately, your goal is to have fun (and maybe make a bit of $$), so if you're torturing yourself by having Papelbon then I guess you can consider trading him.

Even if you're going to trade him, though, I wouldn't do any trade that you really think is bad for you. I'm sure there are plenty of people who would be more than happy to get a K-per-inning closer who's let up 1 run all year, so I'm sure you could find a fair deal for him.
JustAnotherYanksFan
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1004
Joined: 25 Dec 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Bloody Sox » Fri May 12, 2006 1:12 pm

Yes, wrong forum, though I fail to see why you'd have to give up more than Papelbon to get Rivera. If anything, should be the other way around.
"The government cannot give to anyone anything that it does not first take from someone else"
Bloody Sox
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2148
(Past Year: 18)
Joined: 27 Feb 2006
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Fenway Park, RF Roof Deck

Postby AcidRock23 » Fri May 12, 2006 1:27 pm

Bloody Sox wrote:Yes, wrong forum, though I fail to see why you'd have to give up more than Papelbon to get Rivera. If anything, should be the other way around.


I'd have to suspect they know he's a Yankee fan. They probably played 'Enter Sandman' to get him to close the deal!!

I'd blow off the 'homer pick' and keep Papelbon there as he's cheaper and is doing pretty well.
AcidRock23
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterEagle Eye
Posts: 4170
Joined: 8 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Champaign, IL

Wrong Forum!

Postby WebHamster » Fri May 12, 2006 1:28 pm

This thread has been eaten by the Webhamster. This typically happens to solitary posts that move too far away from their own kind. Please repost your question or issue in the appropriate forum where it can dwell among the herd of similar threads and where the mods will bravely protect it from the mean rodents. And please ... do not feed the Webhamster! Thank you.
Image
WebHamster
Service Robot
Service Robot

User avatar
CafeholicCafe Writer
Posts: 24423
(Past Year: 567)
Joined: 15 Jan 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Friday, Oct. 24
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Kansas City at San Francisco
(8:07 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact