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Postby giambiformvp » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:38 pm

I just took over this team in a dynasty league and I won't be competing for the playoffs this year. I have a deal lined up that looks like this:

I GET: Nick Adenhart, Wade Davis, Ben Revere, Josh Willingham & Mike Aviles
I GIVE: Grady Sizmore & Miguel Montero

My farm team looks like this:
C Miguel Montero
1B Shelly Duncan
2B Callix Crabbe
OF Elijah Dukes
OF Adam Jones
OF Cody Johnson
OF Matt LaPorta
SP Ian Kennedy
SP Michael Main
SP Travis Wood
SP Jeff Niemann
SP Wade Townsend
SP Andrew Brackman

And my major league team looks like this:
C Dioner Navarro
1B Ryan Howard
2B Howie Kendrick
3B Ryan Braun
SS Julio Lugo
OF Grady Sizemore
OF Shane Victorino
OF Wladimir Balentien
Util Jim Thome
BN Hideki Matsui
BN Chris Duncan
BN Emilio Bonifacio
BN Ryan Spilborghs

SP Shawn Marcum
SP Gil Meche
SP John Lannan
SP Ricky Nolasco
SP Gio Gonzalez
RP J.J. Putz
RP B.J. Ryan
RP Eric Gagne
BN Collin Balester
BN Noah Lowry
BN Andy Sonnanstine
BN Daniel Cabrera
DL Erik Bedard
DL Chien-ming Wang
DL Rafael Soriano

Would you do this deal?
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby Motown Blues » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:25 pm

I don't know, man...is it ever a good idea to trade a top, proven, 5-tooler commodity for a bunch of question marks?

Angels optioned RHP Nick Adenhart to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Adenhart clearly demonstrated that he wasn't ready for the majors while posting a 9.00 ERA and a 4/13 K/BB ratio in three starts as a replacement for John Lackey. He's still a fine prospect, but it'd be for the best if the Angels didn't need him again this year.


Wade Davis appears to be a stud, but...who knows? Ben Revere is also very manly, but is playing Single-A ball. Again...who knows, right? I like Aviles and Willingham long term (just decent, not great)...I would be reluctant to give up Sizemore. meh
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby giambiformvp » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:27 pm

Motown Blues wrote:I don't know, man...is ever a good idea to trade a top, proven, 5-tooler commodity for a bunch of question marks?

Angels optioned RHP Nick Adenhart to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Adenhart clearly demonstrated that he wasn't ready for the majors while posting a 9.00 ERA and a 4/13 K/BB ratio in three starts as a replacement for John Lackey. He's still a fine prospect, but it'd be for the best if the Angels didn't need him again this year.


Wade Davis appears to be a stud, but...who knows? Ben Revere also very manly, but is playing Single-A ball. Again...who knows, right? I like Aviles and Willingham long term (just decent, not great)...I would be reluctant to give up Sizemore. meh


These are exactly the reasons I'm reluctant. I think I may stay put.
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:15 pm

Keep Grady. The season this guy's having you should be able to get more. It can be a tricky thing trading for prospects, but the one thing you want to make sure is that you're not giving up a young proven guy for a young unproven guy (or a number of young proven guys). I don't know what the percentage is of top prospects that pan out, but I'm pretty sure it's pretty low.
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby giambiformvp » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:41 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Keep Grady. The season this guy's having you should be able to get more. It can be a tricky thing trading for prospects, but the one thing you want to make sure is that you're not giving up a young proven guy for a young unproven guy (or a number of young proven guys). I don't know what the percentage is of top prospects that pan out, but I'm pretty sure it's pretty low.


Good point. I'm new to dynasty leagues so this helps a ton.
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby J35J » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:10 pm

Yup, hardly ever should you trade away a young guy already producing in the majors for even a handful of top notch prospects in A and AA ball...its hardly ever a good idea.
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby hybrid » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:48 pm

Umm, hell to the no. He isn't even offering a stud prospect in return. Adenhart's value is terribly low at this point and Wade's has also taken a bit of a drop. To trade a talent like Sizemore you need an elite arm in return to even think about it, aka Price.
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby celtics464 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:26 am

no way. dont do it
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby stumpak » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:45 pm

Makes no sense, you are giving up a proven commodity for unproven ones, and pitchers no list. The chance of those SPs staying healthy enough to contribute consistently is probably 70% at best, never mind the fact that they might not pan out even if healthy. There are no sure things.
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Re: Trade Sizemore? (Top SP prospects involved)

Postby dicehound » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:19 am

I echo what everyone else is saying. An inexperienced player might take that trade, and regret it.
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