Jose Reyes has been on fire lately, running, hitting HRs, hitting for avg, everything. He appears to be back to the top of the SS perch. I was thinking about offering up Jeter/Jamie Garcia for him. Garcia has been unreal this year, but I just don't trust rookies, and don't see how he can keep this up. Also worth mentioning is that we have a low innings limit, meaning I don't really need Garcia from an innings standpoint.
Stay put w/ Jeter/Garcia or try to get Reyes?
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Reyes is on fire and is definitely an upgrade over Jeter....however, Jeter is always solid and you know what you get with him each season. Even with that said, I have Garcia too, and I have been waiting for him to come back to earth, which hasn't happened. He is the real deal thus far. I would only do this deal if there is a pitcher on waivers that can equally or come close to what Garcia is doing. Who is on waivers? (Pelfrey, etc.)?
I tend to agree with the above poster. It's risky, and Jeter is well...he's Jeter so you know his numbers will be there in the end. Plus, we always talk about these rookies coming down to earth. I offered Clay Buchholz around like a cheap hooker to everyone at the start of the year for value and was told to "F off he's a rookie he won't be that good" and well, 10-4, 2.53 era and 9 QS later he's still far away from earth.
I would keep jeter and garcia also. Reyes is flashing the bat now, but remember reyes is way more injury prone then jeter and normally does not ahve the same amount of pop. Jeter batting #1 for the yanks is going to plate him a ton. jeter will hit over .300 this year and score 125 runs. reyes is more streaky and will get you more sb's but to lose garcia and jeter is kinda rough i think. If anything and you are struggling with SB's then i would trade Jeter for Reyes St8 up, but with garcai i think you give up to much.
First of all, the comment that Reyes is more injury prone then Jeter is plain wrong. Before the torn hammy last year, Reyes played in 161, 153, 160, and 159 games in the previous 4 seasons, an average of 158- where by comparison Jeter played in an average of 153. That was also Reyes only serious injury of his career, so that is an incorrect statement. Yes, last year was a lost year for Reyes, but he is back- Jeter's low games played for a year was 119. Also, Jeter is 36 and slowed by a bum heel - Reyes is one of few SS that can carry a team- Jeter can not anymore- consistent, but he will not have monster stats- grab any of a handful of SP listed and you will be way ahead- Garcia will slow folks- this is a no brainer in my book and you are taking him, especially in a keeper.