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Against the grain: keeper trade D. Brown for H. Bell

Postby in10s » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:29 pm

NL only league with 12 teams. 5x5 ROTO with OBP instead of AVE.
Auction/contract keeper. Haven't declared keepers or had this years auction.

I'm very stacked in OF (Heyward, Cargo and Fowler all under $10), have no closer, and am more playing for this year than future years.

Was thinking of sending Dom Brown at $8 for Heath Bell at $10.

Bell has to be released after this season.
Brown is $8 in 2011, $12 for 2012 - 2013 and then has to be released

Clearly this is a shorter term gain at expense of longer term. It also goes against my usual, I hate trading hitters for pitchers. But this is a really, really deep league, you can't find saves off the waiver wire. Putz is probably the only good closer who will be in the auction, and will probably go for $25.

I have the team to go for it this year, getting a solid closer is key, but am not sure it is worth the cost.

thoughts?
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Re: Against the grain: keeper trade D. Brown for H. Bell

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:43 pm

Bell
I have a feeling Brown is a bit overrated. Not that he won't be decent, but Adam Jones like.
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Re: Against the grain: keeper trade D. Brown for H. Bell

Postby Redmond_Square » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:44 pm

Good point Hootie, with your good OF already, you can afford to trade an unproven commodity for a proven one. ;-D
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