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Postby majorleaguebrian88 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:44 pm

Hello all, I have three offers on the table right now for my Ian Kennedy and i'm seriously debating all three. It's a contract league and there are a few players I am targeting when our own Free Agency hits that will fill some of the other holes on the team.

First off here is my team:

C - Joe Mauer
1B - Carlos Pena, Billy Butler
2B - Asdrubal Cabrera
SS - Troy Tulowitski
3B - David Wright
LF - Ryan Braun, Delmon Young
CF - Adam Jones
RF - Mike Stanton, Travis Snider

SP - Cole Hamels, David Price, Tommy Hanson, John Danks, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy, Jon Niese, Kevin Slowey, Jhouyls Chacin
RP - Frank Francisco, Billy Wagner (Will be bought out once season starts)

Prospect team: Brett Lawrie, Nick Franklin, Manny Machado, Slade Heathcott, Nick Weglarz, Josh Vitters, Tyler Matzek, Kyle Gibson, John Lamb, Manny Baneulos.

Now here are some guys I could probably get in FA which may help my trade decision. Carlos Lee, Howie Kendrick, Mark Reynolds, Colby Lewis

Now for the Kennedy Trades:

Denard Span for Ian Kennedy - Simply put, I need somemore speed in my lineup and Span could help.

Aaron Hill for Ian Kennedy - I really need help at 2B, but is a rebound likely? could I get by with aquiring Kendrik?

Chris Carpenter for Ian Kennedy - Would give me another legit SP, but the owner also wants Gibson thrown in.

Or all in all, should I just keep Kennedy? (Thanks for reading, I know its long! I will definatly help anyone else in return)
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Re: Trading Ian Kennedy WHIR!

Postby BUCCOFAN » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:01 am

I am not that high on Ian Kennedy as others.....and quite frankly I like all the deals you mentioned, maybe not the Carpenter deal since you have to include Gibson (who I am really high on)

As far as the other 2 deals I would not even hesitate on either.....Span would give you the speed you need......and Hill will easily rebound this year, maybe not to the high standards he set 2 years ago, but still solid.

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Re: Trading Ian Kennedy WHIR!

Postby onitapgr » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:25 am

I like Hill for Kennedy a lot. Hard to find a power-hitting 2b. He had the league's lowest babip last year...his average will go up.
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Re: Trading Ian Kennedy WHIR!

Postby MaudDib » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:38 am

I like all the deals as well. Dealing for Carpenter could put you over the top for a title run but I think I like the Hill deal the most.
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Re: Trading Ian Kennedy WHIR!

Postby Wadderboiz » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:59 am

I'd do Hill or Carpenter, not Span. Kennedy is a better pitcher than Span is an OF.
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