In a keeper league. I have Joba for free this year and next year. I can trade him for Price, whom I would get for this year, next year, and 2011 for free without using a keeper spot. Who is the right choice?
C: Pierzynski 1B: Pujols 2B: Altuve 3B: Miggy SS: HanRam OF (x3): CarGo, M. Bourn, D. Jennings UTIL (x2): E. Encarnacion, C. Hart BN: Cuddyer, C. Ross, J. Montero
Price by a long shot. Generally you stay away from gambling on rookie pitchers over experienced ones but i think Price is one of those exceptions. Yanks also said today they will still use Joba in relief situations in 09. Joba also developed arm problems at the end of last season trying to adjust as a starter.Who knows what will happen with him they are starting to make a mess of this kids career. Tampa has already cleared a rotation spot for Price. Price gave us just a small taste of what hes about in the post season. I think this is a no brainer.
I don't consider Price a rookie. What he showed under the pressure of the playoffs and WS is enough for me. And as said above he is now a lock for the rotation.I have him and have turned down a couple of offers already. He can be had but it will cost somebody.He would be my choice of the two pitchers.