Tough decision here. 1o team, roto keeper league. We can keep 5 at the end of the year. Here is my predicament. I am currently targeting to keep McCann, Howard, Crawford and Longoria. I have Utley at 2B as a potential 5th keeper, but wanted to get feedback on one of these options.
Option 1: Stay put and keep Utley as the 5th keeper. (Keepers would be: McCann, Howard, Crawford, Longoria, Utley) Option 2: Trade Utley for Kinsler and keep Kinsler as my 5th keeper. While Kinsler is more of injury risk, he is younger. (Keepers would be: McCann, Howard, Crawford, Longoria, Kinsler) Option 3: Trade Utley for AROD which will mean having two 3B in a league without a CI so my UTIL will already be locked up for next year if I do this trade. (Keepers would be: McCann, Howard, Crawford, Longoria, AROD)
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Utley is injured now, but Kinsler's the one with the much longer injury history. I actually like Kinsler as a fantasy player (20-20 potential and has been unlucky in BA), but this isn't worth a deal. As for A-Rod, I would avoid a clearly declining player in a keeper league -- A-Rod doesn't even put up better numbers than Utley anymore, and his position is deeper.
I have to agree with the others. Utley is the better bat now. I don't like what the huge negative trends in A-Roid's power might signal.
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