breaking it down, it is closer than it appears - I think you get the most value here, but in a 10 teamer you need at least 3 closers and higher end pitchers are usually more value - Damon is not a big loss because you have some guys on your bench to fill the hole, but you do already have Berkman at 1st - I am sure the other guy is trading Pujols to fill 3 needs, but I think i might have to do this deal to get the best hitter in the game and try to fill some of those needs you lost with Berkaman or someone else
thanks for the reply...my thinking is that bailey looks to be headed to the closer role in oakland, so at least it would fill my need for a closer. I could always dangle berkman or helton for a better 3rd basemen or pitcher. Still on the fence....any other advise??
I guess really when it comes down to it, IF Bailey takes over in Oakland (don't really trust him long term), it is basically Lincecum for Pujols and if you think your pitching will be fine without Lincecum then take the deal immediately - and just for the record I always prefer the hitter over the pitcher in H2H
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
This is kind of akin to if you had been playing in a fantasy basketball league in the 90's and had to deal Stockton to obtain Jordan. Or a fantasy hockey league during the 80's where you had to give up Yzerman to get Gretzky. You are going to be giving up a ton of value, but you are getting in return the best player in the game. I really look at this deal as Pujols for Lincecum, and I always take the hitter over the pitcher! I would hate to give up Lincecum, but when you can get a talent like Pujols, I think you have to take it!
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Definitely a close deal, but I prefer the hitter over the pitcher when everything else is quite equal. In this setting, I'd make the deal and then look to trade Berkman for a quality pitcher. It's not like Berkman is any slouch himself.