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Postby warner892001 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:02 am

I traded for Cliff Lee in my keeper league. I have another team interested in Lee and is willing to give me Josh Johnson straight up.

If I do the deal I get the younger player but less wins and Lee seems fairly solid. Im really torn. Help?
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Re: Lee or JJ

Postby The Artful Dodger » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:20 pm

I'd rather have Lee, at least for this year.
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Re: Lee or JJ

Postby SCOTTYG » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:23 pm

What are your pitching categories?

Johnson has a sore arm/shoulder, but Lee had fatigue at end of last year and logged a whole bunch of innings the last 2 seasons. As he ages, will catch up. For the long haul, JJ may be better, but I'd be very leery of him. I bet you could get a Lincecum, Kershaw or Verlander and be more satisfied at year's end.
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Re: Lee or JJ

Postby warner892001 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:41 pm

Our pitching categories are ERA Whip wins strikeouts and saves. Just a standard system. Ive had other teams propose me offers for lee and the pitcher they are giving back to me is kyle drabek or colby lewis or brett cecil. I want a comparable pitcher back not some 3rd starter projected to have a career year. I think the other teams in my league are undervaluing him and maybe i am slightly overvaluing him

I have no problems keeping him but my team is younger and so getting a younger will help me in the long term where as i feel if i keep lee im in a sort of win now scenario.
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Re: Lee or JJ

Postby rotoquest » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:25 pm

If I thought they would both pitch 33 games, Then I'd say JJ. But that's usually not the case, so I say lee.
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Re: Lee or JJ

Postby SCOTTYG » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:56 pm

warner892001 wrote:I have no problems keeping him but my team is younger and so getting a younger will help me in the long term where as i feel if i keep lee im in a sort of win now scenario.


Maybe you go after a younger pitcher, like a Helickson, Price or Hanson etc. Something you can do is target someone who wants to win NOW and possibly grab a draft pick, maybe next year or year after.
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