I can see why you were in 11th place if Berkman is even being considered a keeper. What kind of pitchers did you have if you're not even considering one?
Longoria and Kemp are obviously keepers. Hopefully Kemp gets back on track for you (and me). Those 2 are solid pieces to build an offense around.
Then you are picking 2 out of the following 3: Rasmus, Stanton, and Ellsbury. Both have their strong points. Rasmus is a bit more balanced with 20/20 potential. Stanton is all power, and Ellsbury is all speed. Ellsbury is coming off an injury. I think Rasmus, being the most balanced of the three, is a definite keeper.
So then it's down to Ellsbury and Stanton, so it's up to you. Do you want the speed, average, and runs that Ellsbury could give assuming he comes back from injury well? Or do you want the power of Stanton? Sometimes lineups can affect your decision.
Pedroia, Youk, Adrian, Crawford?
or...Hanley, and then crap (haha, hate to put it that way, but it's partly true).
I think I'd rather roll the dice with Ellsbury (plus Rasmus/Longoria/Kemp get you a good power start).
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
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I'd agree that Longoria and Kemp are definitel keepers. Rasmus is getting better each year and I like to hang onto 5 tool guys like Rasmus. It then comes down to Ellsbury or Stanton. Speed vs. Power. Usually I'd take the power guy. However, in this case I think I'd go with Ellsbury. I think you have a better chance of getting Stanton back in the draft because he's a young guy. Also, sometimes guys with low batting average can really bring you down in that one category. Ellsbury should be more a sure thing. I'd go with him.
Yup. Kemp, Longoria, and Stanton are no-brainers. It's up to Rasmus or Ellsbury and I'd go with Rasmus here. Think of Rasmus as similar to Hunter Pence (25 HR/15 SB type) with a bit more suspect batting average.
Then you're left with Rasmus/Ellsbury. I like Rasmus a lot, but I'd go with Rasmus. Those types of steals are hard to come by, and I just see more potential of a HUGE year from him rather than Rasmus. Help? viewtopic.php?t=422818
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