I have been offered Cole Hamels for Chris Davis + Buster Posey ... what do you guys think?
12 Team - 8 Player Keeper League 5x5 (OBP & K-BB) - 13 active lineup - 9 active pitchers Lineup C: J Mauer 1B: M Teixeira 2B: B Roberts 3B: A Rodriguez SS: E Andurus OF: J Hamilton OF: N Markakis OF: J Borbon OF:N Reimold U: V Guerrero U: M Young
Reserves C Davis, C Mcgehee, M Tejada
Pitching: P: T Lincecum, W Rodriguez, S Baker, R Harden, B Webb, B Sheets, C Quills, B Morrow, C, Tilman, E Bedard (I)
I think Hamels will come back and have a nice year. My concern is you are giving up 2 future top end pospects. I think Posey takes over in 2011 and probably becomes a top 10 catcher. The nice thing is you have Mauer already. I would do it because you are set with catcher and 1st base already.
Hamels side for me. Posey and Davis should be nice down the road but they seem to be blocked with your roster, add in the fact that you need another ace SP, which Hamels is when he bounces back from an unlucky '09, and this is a no-brainer IMO.
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Hamels immediately becomes your second or third best piching option, and he's still young enough to make sense as a keeper. Even if Davis and Posey blow up this year or next, you'll never find room for them in front of Tex or Mauer. Do the deal.