SHould I deal Braun for Haren??? When Vlad comes back I will have too many OF. Should I do this. I am going to pick up so many points by bringing my WHIP and ERA down.
Martinez, Victor C CLE Pierzynski, A.J. C CHW Cabrera, Miguel 1B DET Uggla, Dan 2B FLA Figgins, Chone 3B ANA Jeter, Derek SS NYY Bartlett, Jason SS TB Jones, Chipper 3B ATL Braun, Ryan J. LF MIL Ethier, Andre RF LA Ramirez, Manny LF LA Upton, B.J. CF TB Upton, Justin RF ARI Ramirez, Aramis 3B CHC
Active Pitchers Buehrle, Mark SP CHW Floyd, Gavin SP CHW Johnson, Josh SP FLA Jurrjens, Jair SP ATL Kershaw, Clayton SP LA Lackey, John SP ANA Pettitte, Andy SP NYY Santana, Ervin SP ANA Volstad, Chris SP FLA
Reserve Batters Peralta, Jhonny SS CLE Guerrero, Vladimir RF ANA
Reserve Pitchers Dempster, Ryan SP CHC Kazmir, Scott SP TB Volquez, Edinson SP CIN Wolf, Randy SP LA
I wouldnt, not even close. Over the last three years Haren has had a 2.85 ERA pre-all star game, and a 4.42 ERA after. He looks great right now, and maybe he has broken through, but Im gonna stick with history. Plus Braun is a top-10 player. Im personally WAY down on Vlad, Ive dropped him in the one league I had him in. Now, you do have too many OF, I'd look at maybe shopping one of the others.
i'd try to package ethier with vlad or one of your pitchers for a stud pitcher like haren. i'm not concerned with haren suddenly dropping in the 2nd half. he's a stud, no doubt, and should have started the all-star game over lincecum. i would not trade braun though.
Braun looks like a perennial top 5 player for about the next 5 years. i would only move him straight up for another top 5 player and haren simply isn't that valuable. if you really needed pitching you should trade braun for lincecum,, but not for any other pitcher.
also, for what its worth i think haren is legit and will not fade in the 2nd half.