C Napoli, 1B Fielder, 2B Pedroia, 3B Sandoval, SS Scutaro, OF Ethier, J. Upton, Span U Kubel B Prado.
SP Haren, Nolasco, Weaver, Lilly, E. Santana, Leblanc, Ely RP Nunez, Simon, Clippard, Heilmann DL Jurjens
I am leaning toward turning his offer down. Haren and Nolasco have been underperforming big time. Can I afford the loss at pitching and take Montero? I could then shop Napoli to upgrade. But, would he bring more than Leblanc? Or should I just roll with Napoli and stay put?
I would definitely take that trade, LeBlanc sucks and his WHIP is terrible. He might be able to maintain his ERA, but he doesn't get many K's and is always due to have a terrible outing.
Napoli is a good piece to have on the open market because his numbers suggest he's better than he actually is. He'll also be losing time soon as Jeff Mathis is close to returning from his injury. Look for a SS, UTIL, or SP in return for Napoli.
This is a deal you have to make, Montero was and is, a top 5 catcher going into this season. LeBlanc basically came out of nowhere, and you probably repped the benefits of him, he will tail off. Excellent deal for you.
by Tom Emanski AllStars » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:22 pm
i'd turn it down, and wouldn't think twice about it. The difference between Napoli and Montero for me isn't great, now that Napoli is seeing more time and playing 1B some. It looks like your staff is alright, but every little bit helps and i think you'll be losing more than you're gaining here.
I think you'll see more out of Nolasco and Haren in the 2nd half and I think you'll be able to find something on the waiver wire that performs similar to Leblanc once some more mid season call ups occur.