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Postby Zito is God » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:38 pm

I got Verlander. Good move? Dynasty league. 16 Teams.
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Re: So I finally traded Butler. Right move?

Postby hayseed » Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:47 pm

Zito is God wrote:I got Verlander. Good move? Dynasty league. 16 Teams.


god yes, that's a great move! verlander is still young, and ML proven. butler still has to prove himself at the major league level.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:00 pm

who'd give you Verlander for Butler? 8-o
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:10 pm

I don't think this deal is as lopsided as you guys are making in sound.

Butler may seem riskier since he is still in the minors, but he has been on the fast track for quite some time. And given the uncertainty around the health of pitchers, I wouldn't question giving up Verlander for Butler.

They have fairly even keeper potential in my mind. This one just comes down what each team needed.
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Postby rmande09 » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:08 pm

Uhhh.... That deal is not close. Trading a proven for an unproven is not smart, especially when the proven has a sub-3 ERA, three excellent pitches, good control, and two pitches that are punch-out material. Butler should be good eventually, but his power could take a while to fully develop and you never know if it will definitely develop. He will be a good hitter, but how good is the question. Verlander has never had injury problems and doesn't throw pitches that generally cause injury - sure, he could still get hurt, but I would say Verlander for Butler is a big time steal.
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Postby shortsavage » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:17 pm

I tried to read your post but I got distracted by the Tigers logo below your name.
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Postby hayseed » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:11 pm

theres a good chance butler succeeds, but verlander is young, proven, and a great ML pitcher already. take the proven commodity, everytime.
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Postby hybrid » Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:41 pm

rmande09 wrote:Verlander has never had injury problems and doesn't throw pitches that generally cause injury - sure, he could still get hurt, but I would say Verlander for Butler is a big time steal.


Well he was shut down at the end of last year and this year with the so called "arm fatigue". But I do agree trading for a proven young talent is always a pretty good deal.
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Postby J35J » Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:52 pm

rmande09 wrote:Uhhh.... That deal is not close. Trading a proven for an unproven is not smart, especially when the proven has a sub-3 ERA, three excellent pitches, good control, and two pitches that are punch-out material. Butler should be good eventually, but his power could take a while to fully develop and you never know if it will definitely develop. He will be a good hitter, but how good is the question. Verlander has never had injury problems and doesn't throw pitches that generally cause injury - sure, he could still get hurt, but I would say Verlander for Butler is a big time steal.


I tried to read your post but I got distracted by the Tigers logo below your name.


I agree 100% with what rmande09 said..........notice the Royals info below...... ;-7


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Postby winterball22 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:15 pm

I don't think it's that lopsided, Verlander is having a good year, but they're are too many people using the term "proven". In my opinion he is not yet proven, once he puts together a couple of good years, then I'll call him proven.
Good trade, I would also trade move Butler for Verlander, but I don't think it's a huge steal.
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