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Postby Hands22 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:23 pm

In my NL draft at my position Andruw Jones seems like he'd be a great value, but I'm wary of him changing leagues at the deadline. What are the odds that he does get traded and it is to an AL only team. Should this threat de-value him a couple of places? A round or two?

Also what are some other players that rumours would be floating around as possible mid season trades that would kill an NL only team?
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Postby CadensDad » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:28 pm

Braves have new owners and I think he will stick around,
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Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:30 pm

It's too early to tell at this stage, but one guy that could be moved is Adam Dunn.
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Re: Threats to switch leagues?

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:45 pm

Hands22 wrote:In my NL draft at my position Andruw Jones seems like he'd be a great value, but I'm wary of him changing leagues at the deadline. What are the odds that he does get traded and it is to an AL only team. Should this threat de-value him a couple of places? A round or two?

Also what are some other players that rumours would be floating around as possible mid season trades that would kill an NL only team?


Couple of reasons Andruw won't be traded IMO:
1)He's a 10-5 player and has made it clear that he won't be going anywhere;there were some rumblings early in the off season about a possible trade but he put that to bed.

2)His agent is Scott Boras and with his track record of taking players to free agency it's unlikely any team is going to give up much of anything to trade for Andruw.

I'm in an NL league as well and with the Papelbon news it makes it unlikely that Lidge will be traded or Chad Cordero who were two candidates for trade.

IMO some other possibilities:
Brad Penny
Jacque Jones
Mike Cameron(FA after the season)
Geoff Jenkins
Armando Benitez(Seattle?)
Aaron Rowand
Roger Clemens(Hou currently listed as his team)
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Postby BigLebowski » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:00 pm

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Re: Threats to switch leagues?

Postby eftda » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:47 pm

StarsNPinstripes wrote:
Hands22 wrote:In my NL draft at my position Andruw Jones seems like he'd be a great value, but I'm wary of him changing leagues at the deadline. What are the odds that he does get traded and it is to an AL only team. Should this threat de-value him a couple of places? A round or two?

Also what are some other players that rumours would be floating around as possible mid season trades that would kill an NL only team?


Couple of reasons Andruw won't be traded IMO:
1)He's a 10-5 player and has made it clear that he won't be going anywhere;there were some rumblings early in the off season about a possible trade but he put that to bed.

2)His agent is Scott Boras and with his track record of taking players to free agency it's unlikely any team is going to give up much of anything to trade for Andruw.

I'm in an NL league as well and with the Papelbon news it makes it unlikely that Lidge will be traded or Chad Cordero who were two candidates for trade.

IMO some other possibilities:
Brad Penny
Jacque Jones
Mike Cameron(FA after the season)
Geoff Jenkins
Armando Benitez(Seattle?)
Aaron Rowand
Roger Clemens(Hou currently listed as his team)


I don't see how #2 applies unless Jones has a trade clause saying he has the final say.
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Postby Niffoc4 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:54 pm

basically teams won't give the Braves a sweet enough deal for them to trade Jones, because teams know that Boras won't sign an extension, guaranteeing that Jones is only a half-year rental.
I think he'll play out the season with the Braves, and then go somewhere else, unless he decides to negotiate his deal without Boras (again) then MAYBE the Braves can afford him.
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Re: Threats to switch leagues?

Postby RJ24VC15 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:57 pm

eftda wrote:
StarsNPinstripes wrote:
Hands22 wrote:In my NL draft at my position Andruw Jones seems like he'd be a great value, but I'm wary of him changing leagues at the deadline. What are the odds that he does get traded and it is to an AL only team. Should this threat de-value him a couple of places? A round or two?

Also what are some other players that rumours would be floating around as possible mid season trades that would kill an NL only team?


Couple of reasons Andruw won't be traded IMO:
1)He's a 10-5 player and has made it clear that he won't be going anywhere;there were some rumblings early in the off season about a possible trade but he put that to bed.

2)His agent is Scott Boras and with his track record of taking players to free agency it's unlikely any team is going to give up much of anything to trade for Andruw.

I'm in an NL league as well and with the Papelbon news it makes it unlikely that Lidge will be traded or Chad Cordero who were two candidates for trade.

IMO some other possibilities:
Brad Penny
Jacque Jones
Mike Cameron(FA after the season)
Geoff Jenkins
Armando Benitez(Seattle?)
Aaron Rowand
Roger Clemens(Hou currently listed as his team)


I don't see how #2 applies unless Jones has a trade clause saying he has the final say.


Teams don't want to give up a lot for a guy that has a agent some teams dont even deal with. It could turn into a 1 season rental.
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Re: Threats to switch leagues?

Postby eftda » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:47 pm

RJ24VC15 wrote:
eftda wrote:
StarsNPinstripes wrote:
Hands22 wrote:In my NL draft at my position Andruw Jones seems like he'd be a great value, but I'm wary of him changing leagues at the deadline. What are the odds that he does get traded and it is to an AL only team. Should this threat de-value him a couple of places? A round or two?

Also what are some other players that rumours would be floating around as possible mid season trades that would kill an NL only team?


Couple of reasons Andruw won't be traded IMO:
1)He's a 10-5 player and has made it clear that he won't be going anywhere;there were some rumblings early in the off season about a possible trade but he put that to bed.

2)His agent is Scott Boras and with his track record of taking players to free agency it's unlikely any team is going to give up much of anything to trade for Andruw.

I'm in an NL league as well and with the Papelbon news it makes it unlikely that Lidge will be traded or Chad Cordero who were two candidates for trade.

IMO some other possibilities:
Brad Penny
Jacque Jones
Mike Cameron(FA after the season)
Geoff Jenkins
Armando Benitez(Seattle?)
Aaron Rowand
Roger Clemens(Hou currently listed as his team)


I don't see how #2 applies unless Jones has a trade clause saying he has the final say.


Teams don't want to give up a lot for a guy that has a agent some teams dont even deal with. It could turn into a 1 season rental.


It worked for Mark McGwire. Jones want to play for a winner. If a winning team trades for him then he is more likly to sign with them in 08. But I see his point. Thanks for clearing that up.
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