I get: Haren, Cliff Lee, Beltran I give: Liriano, Billingsley, Kinsler
My Team C: Yadier Molina 1B: Ryan Howard 2B: Kinsler 3B: Atkins SS: Peralta OF: Kemp, BJ Upton, Dukes, Burrell BN: Jose Lopez
SP: Liriano, Billingsley, Lester, Bedard, Wandy Rodriguez, Chris Young RP: Cordero, Francisco, Morrow, Mike Gonzalez
My team needs RBIs and has plenty of steals, so although kinsler will get more runs and steals, with a little better average, Lopez should get more RBIs. Also replacing Burrell with Beltran should increase runs, rbis, avg, and steals, while not giving up much in home runs. On top of, in my opinion, getting safer pitchers in Haren and Lee, trading Kinsler after his amazing start (2 more hrs yesterday) should help my team, right? what do you think about this trade?
You're insane. Kinsler's top 5 overall material and I take Billingsley over Lee in a heartbeat. Haren's a small improvement over Liriano in my opinion. Make this trade and he'll laugh all the way to the playoffs.
I wouldn't say this trade is as bad as some will make it out to be. That said, as a Kinsler owner, it would take more than that to trade Kinsler; I wouldn't deal him unless I'm getting Hanley/Pujols/Wright/M-Cab, you know, a top 5 overall player (which at this point Kinsler is). I think Haren is a bit better than Bills, but not by much and I wouldn't give up on Liriano yet, let alone for Cliff Lee.