LMack wrote:I give: James Shields SP
I give: Shane Victorino OF
I give: Chad Qualls RP
I get: Bobby Jenks RP
I get: Matt Cain SP
I get: John Maine SP
I get: J.D Drew (Don't really need an OF, thinking about countering for Jorge Cantu)
Thoughts? I have surplus OF, Qualls has been shaky lately but Jenks might be a downgrade from him (?), cain and maine are both solid.
I pass on this without thinking too much about it. Jenks and Qualls, closers, don't excite me. It's a swap where neither has a big advantage. Cain is a guy who's going to come down to earth a bit. His WHIP is high and his BABIP is low. His strikeout rate is down and he's stranding a lot of guys. All those things point to him looking a lot more like the pitcher he was last season if not worse than that statistically. He won't keep racking up the wins. John Maine is a guy who I dont think will be worth owning in a while. He's walking FAR TOO MANY batters for that ERA to stay in the low 4's or high 3's. JD Drew, I don't think he's worth owning in a lot of leagues. On the flip side, I love Victorino and have for a long time. Hitting in that lineup he's going to score A LOT of runs, hit for a decent average, steal around 30 bases and hit around 15 HRs. He's a top 20 OF and I personally think he's more valuable than any one player you're getting back. The same goes for Shields, he's ALSO more valuable than any one player you're getting back. When you're giving up the two best players in a deal, I just don't see a reason to pull the trigger.