I don't do this. I have Kinsler in about every league I play in and love the guy but I think you stick with Utley. Both these guys play in great parks and good lineups but I think Philly's bats are unreal this year (it's just their pitching that stinks).
Your OF is fine (Holliday is coming around, Lee will put up decent numbers and Braun will as well). I don't think Dice K is a significant upgrade to your rotation (it's solid) and I think Bartlett was playing way over his head and this DL stint could unfortunately bring him back to earth.
No but more seriously... Kinsler -><- Utley are a wash Granderson + Dice K + Bartlett >>>> Scherzer + Jeter + Slowey...
You're getting an upgrade (imo) in SS, a very solid OF who gets lots of triples which is a category in some H2H's and runs and a decent amount of HR's. Slowey and Dice K are close, but Scherzer's got great upside but on the other hand is a very big risk. I think you do it because of the Granderson kicker.
Philly_05 wrote:I would counter and ask for someone like Dempster instead of Dice K.
to me, Dempster is not really an upgrade over Dice-K and really would not change anything in this potential deal - this trade is a lot closer when you break it down - potentially Scherzer and Slowey could be more effective than Dice-K/Dempster and Jeter could very easily outperform Bartlett the rest of the way
but then Kinsler and Utley are similar with Utley having a health edge, but then you have Granderson which seems to bring the value back your way - tough call especially since I would hate to be relying on Bartlett as my starting SS
5x5 H2H, NK 10 teams C- JP 1B- Voto 2B- Zobri 3B- ARam SS- Rolins OF- J. Uptn, Choo, A. Gordn UTIL- Fielder BN- C. Crawfrd SP- Hamls, Bumgarner, Galardo, I. Kenedy, Fister, Kurda, Minr, Dempstr, Burnet, Ogando RP- Cishek, Veras, Parnel
Yeah, at first glance I didn't like this deal because you're giving up Utley, but it's good for you when you break it down. Kinsler is in a terrible slump but he's still Kinsler. Granderson throws the deal way in your favor since he heavily outweighs any other player in the deal. I do think Jeter >> Bartlett long term, but it's worth it to get Granderson. No other players really matter since the value of Scherzer and Dice K is so low compared to the value of Granderson. I'd pull the trigger.