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Postby kdawg » Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:52 am

I play in a very deep 12 team dynasty league. I have an offer to trade Jason Bay for either Arthur Rhodes or Danny Graves. I need to start five outfielders, below are the outfielders on my current team and my relievers:

S.Stewart
B.Abreu
S.Green
B.Jordan
T.Redmon
J.D Drew
J.Bay

Guardado
Cordero
Nathan

I could use an upgrade to my closers. Is this deal worth making? If so, who? I am considering Rhodes over Graves. Billy Beane always seems to find a good closer for his team on the cheap.
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Postby trevisc » Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:02 am

Bay is a possible 20/20 player this year. I think Tike Redman will do good but doesn't have the power that Bay has. I'd see if he would take Tike first and if not then i would probably take that deal for Arthur.

Stay away from Graves. I don't see him having a good season..
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Re: Trade consideration

Postby swarmee » Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:04 am

kdawg wrote:I could use an upgrade to my closers. Is this deal worth making? If so, who? I am considering Rhodes over Graves. Billy Beane always seems to find a good closer for his team on the cheap.

Probably would benefit you, since you have a good collection of outfielders, and Bay would probably not be missed. I'd keep Redmon, Drew, Green, Abreu, and Stewart, then pick up Rhodes in the trade. There's a few good relievers in the Reds pen that might get their shot if Graves struggles (Reitsma, Wagner).
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Postby Madison » Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:49 am

I'm not sure I'd do that trade. Bay should be solid for years to come and I'm not sold on Rhodes or Graves.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sun Jan 11, 2004 4:55 am

I would not do the trade.... :-)
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Postby kentx12 » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:06 am

Keep what you have.
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Postby ironman » Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:52 am

Your closer situation isn't all that bad. Nathan has the makings of becoming a solid closer for the Twinkees. Plus I can't imagine Guardado went to Seattle with the actual thought of being just a setup man all season.

Definitely stay away from Graves. I would hold off and see what Rhodes actually does in the closer role now. He may do fine but Bay could be a safer bet to hang on to.
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Postby trevisc » Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:08 pm

ironman wrote:Your closer situation isn't all that bad. Nathan has the makings of becoming a solid closer for the Twinkees. Plus I can't imagine Guardado went to Seattle with the actual thought of being just a setup man all season.

Definitely stay away from Graves. I would hold off and see what Rhodes actually does in the closer role now. He may do fine but Bay could be a safer bet to hang on to.


I think the twins closer situation will be a nightmare for fantasy owners. I highly doubt they will give Nathan the ball to close.

It will probably consist of a committee of:

NAKAMURA
DOUGLASS
CRAIN
JOHNSON
THOMAS


you better get a better closer.
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