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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby j24jags » Sun May 18, 2008 8:27 pm

2 Years ago, I gave up Vernon Wells, John Lackey, Chris Capuano for Felix Hernandez and Jason Bay. Vernon broke out and his production equaled Bay's. That year Felix was 12-14 with a 4.52 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. Capuano was 11-12 with a 4.03 ERA and 1.25 WHIP (outperforming Felix) and Lackey was 13-11 with a 3.56 ERA. I know it may not seem like the worst deal ever, but I ended up losing to him in the h2h finals and the guys I dealt him were hot and Felix was shut down I believe and Bay slumped.
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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby Element » Sun May 18, 2008 9:06 pm

Field wrote:Without a doubt, dropping Johan late May or early June of 2004 when he was boasting a 5+ ERA. My primary competition that year picked him up sometime in June and Johan went on to post a second half line of: 104 IP, 129 Ks, 1.21 ERA, and a 0.75 WHIP :-L . Probably the best run of his very accomplished career. I do think I ended up winning the league inspite of that mistake, but it was a lot closer than it should have been had I kept Santana.


this is mine as well. it was an auction keeper and i had drafted him cheaply enough where he is still a bargain for the guy to keep for at least one more season (+$5 every season to keep). He has won two championships in the past 4 seasons. I finished in 2nd right behind him in both seasons he won.
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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby raiders_umpire » Sun May 18, 2008 9:19 pm

Turned down a Braun offer last year after he had just been called up. I knew he could hit and hit well, but with the Brewers playing good ball, I figured Braun's defense would hurt his playing time as the Brewers couldn't afford to have his glove at 3rd. Boy was I wrong about the playing time.


My other huge mistake was a drop of Hanley Ramirez early in 2006. Hanley was K'ing at a terrible rate and I figured the steals he would give me wasn't worth the soon to come drop in BA. %-6 The BA did drop a bit later on, but to my suprise came right back up by the end of the year.
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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby The_Natural » Sun May 18, 2008 9:29 pm

Kept Butler in my keeper this year. I have Furcal, Church, or Gomez to take his place now.
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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby RyeWhiskey » Sun May 18, 2008 10:18 pm

'o6: Traded Pujols for Tex and Posada... this is a keeper league..

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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby jealousblues » Mon May 19, 2008 3:41 am

trading paplebon in his rookie season for patterson (the pitcher) and someone else...


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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon May 19, 2008 5:08 pm

1. Keeping Jeter after his big year in 2006 and actually encouraging my friend to draft Hanley because I figured he would help his team.

2. Trading Cole Hamels for Jermaine Dye last year. I had a great staff (Santana, Sabathia, Lackey) but Dye obviously ended up a relative disappointment despite his solid second half.
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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby urbanbreez » Mon May 19, 2008 5:51 pm

2 years ago, dropped, flat-out-dropped, Carlos Lee.

This year, about 3 weeks ago, tradded Volquez and Burrell for Ben Sheets. Doh!

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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Mon May 19, 2008 6:53 pm

OK, not baseball, but its so dumb I had to share. 12 team dynasty football, traded what turned out to be this years #1 rookie draft pick (McFadden) and Thomas Jones for Todd Heap and Marvin Harrison.
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Re: What's the worst move you've ever made?

Postby dclark0699 » Mon May 19, 2008 7:01 pm

Add me to the list of Justin Morneau droppers.
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