I think you're overpaying a little plus, as was said above, you're giving the best player in the deal. I know Gallardo has a world of talent but they are going to lean on him and I just think that he is going to run into trouble in the latter half of the season. If you need a pitcher and are going to trade Kemp, I'd be looking for a more proven commodity.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
If I could get Morneau instead of Ellsbury, should I do it?
Here is my team - C:. G. Soto 1B: R. Howard 2B: C. Utley 3B: G. Atkins SS: S. Drew MI: J. Lopez CI: T. Helton LF: J. Bay CF: M. Kemp RF: J. Dye OF: A. Jones UTIL: S. Choo BN: J. Franceuor BN: I. Stewart
SP: F. Hernandez SP: J. Chamberlain SP: J. Vazquez SP: A. Harang SP: C. Billingsley SP: B. Morrow RP: B. Fuentes RP: F. Cordero RP: M. Gonzalez RP: M. Lindstrom RP: B. Wilson RP: C. Ray
If I do this deal, I'm planning to deal R. Howard and plus for R. Braun.
it's much better if you get morneau, but i don't think you need to give up 3 guys for 2, especially with kemp in the mix. as for the howard deal, i don't think you'd have to add much with him to get braun. try a one for one deal first.
Solar wrote:I personally would not do this deal. Kemp is the best player and the person who gets the best player usually wins. Gallardo is unproven and an injury risk and I'm not a huge fan of Ellsbury.
Gallardo isn't really an injury risk. He tore a knee ligament in a freak accident hurdling someone while trying to cover first base. And the guy is a fantastic talent, and in my book he will be more valuable then Kemp at the end of the year. On top of that, you need speed, and you have plenty of RP, and there are more to be had daily on the waiverwire. I'd do this trade.