HAve a deal to get Holliday and Brandon Phillips in the works. Need to trade Wood, Lindstrom or Putz. Which would you get rid of? If I trade Wood I have to add a 10th round pick. Putz would cost me an 8th and Lindstrom a 6th rounder. THis is a 12 team 10 keeper league. The picks aren't that important to me, but they do way in when choosing. Help please.
I'd deal Kerry Wood. What do you mean picks aren't important?
I'd hang on to Putz now. I've read rumors about him going to the Mets, but that wouldn't chance his value too much. I think there is a good chance for a bounce back campaign in 09 for him. Lindstrom seems to be the closer in Florida. He has good stuff and I think he can be successful there. He's still a little wild, but so is K-Rod.
It's between Wood and Lindstrom for me. Keeping Lindstrom instead of Wood is risky, but you get to keep your 6th rounder. Closers aren't that hard to find depending on the league, so I think the 4 round difference on the picks is important for you.
I don't think it matters much, don't let any of the closers with a ? or 2 or the 180-220 pick stand in the way of doing the deal.Give him his choice of closers and rounds, just be sure to get the players you want.
I dunno about the uncertainty surrounding Wood; it's not like anyone's going to sign him as a starter. The market may be flooded with closers, but teams will still want the best pitcher they can get. The impact is that the owners have the leverage and salaries will most likely come down, but it doesn't mean we'll see guys like Juan Cruz signed as cheap closers and KRod and Wood signed as an expensive setupmen. That said, I would still deal Wood and keep the higher draft picks. You never know what might fall through the cracks or which foreign (Cuban, Japanese, etc.) player might sign a deal and suddenly become eligible in the middle of your draft.
None of those closers should be kept in your setup so it wouldn't matter who was dealt imo. So send Wood and keep the better draft picks. Or maybe I'm not understanding why a closer needs to be traded...
Your saying cost-benefit right if you kept said closer it would cost you x-# round draft pick if you were to keep him right?
Kerry Wood has the opportunity to be a dominating closer. Lindstrom IMO isn't lights out, has good stuff but will what I consider to be a "solid" closer in the mold of the guy before him: Gregg (or Fuentes types). Nothing to fancy, nothing that wows you, just gets the job done.
I'd do whatever to gain those two players your getting that is a steal for you.
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