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Postby MotorCityKitties » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:38 am

12 team roto keeper, keep 7. 7x7 (batter k's, OPS, Holds and K/BB are the 4 extra cats)

Here's my team:

C: Montero
1B: MCab
2B: Kendrick
3B: Zimmerman
SS: Reyes
OF: Braun
OF: Bautista
OF: Carlos Lee
OF: Carlos Beltran
UTIL: Adrian Gonzalez
UTIL: Konerko
UTIL: Coco Crisp
BN: Alfonso Soriano
BN: Desmond Jennings
BN: Hideki Matsui
BN: Edwin Encarnacion
BN: Josh Willingham
BN: Nyjer Morgan

SP: King Felix
SP: Cain
SP: Beckett
RP: Benoit
RP: Mike Bell
RP: Betancourt
P: Morrow
P: Nolasco
P: Shields
P: Balfour
BN: Slowey
BN: Saito
BN: Niemann

I've been offered:
Gavin Floyd and Chris Perez for Konerko.

I didn't draft any closers because I felt they were going too early so I loaded up on offense and SP. I feel that my bench batters can produce enough to closely replicate what I'd be losing with Konerko. The real question for me is whether I'd be getting enough back for Konerko. I'd probably drop Niemann.

What do you think?

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Re: Konerko for a closer? WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:19 pm

I like Perez over Konerko.
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Re: Konerko for a closer? WHIR

Postby Matt_Domsic » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:08 pm

HOOTIE wrote:I like Perez over Konerko.


Yeah, but why make the deal? Strategically speaking, you're going to get 1 point for the saves category whether you have your current projected 0 saves or 30 saves with Perez...

Unless this is only trade number 1 and you plan on acquiring more closers, I'd just settle with the Save category being a loss since you didn't address it in the draft.
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Re: Konerko for a closer? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:15 pm

the deal itself it a good one. Not sure how much one closer can help you though. Saying that, it seems like you can always find closers off the WW or somewhere else so this might work out better than it looks now.
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Re: Konerko for a closer? WHIR

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:23 pm

You might be able to get a better closer like Jose Valverde for Konerko. Shop around.
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Re: Konerko for a closer? WHIR

Postby MotorCityKitties » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:15 pm

I've actually shopped konerko around quite a bit and the Valverde owner doesn't want to make any moves right now. I plan to be very active on the waiver wire to make my team competitive in saves. I figured this would be a good start.
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Re: Konerko for a closer? WHIR

Postby NittanyLions1 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:45 pm

Yeah, I think I would do this. Perez finally looked pretty clutch at the end of last year. As long as you can get another closer at some point then it should be worth it.
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