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Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!!!

Postby JaysFan » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:53 am

So my league is 16 teams this year and thus I ended up being weak at 1b and 2b (D. Lee and Wigginton). So I was offered Butler and Axford and I had to give up Markakis and Romero. I would rather have Butler than Markakis so that side makes sense, but I am hestitant to give up pitching depth by dealing Romero. I do need another closer as I have 2 setup guys and only 1 closer and Butler would give me a good 1b and then maybe I could trade Derek Lee for a 2b, but I am always scared if my SP's have injuries then I am left thin.

Please take a look at my roster and tell me if you would do this deal?

I GIVE Markakis and Romero
I GET Butler and Axford

16 team Head To Head Redraft League
(h,r,hr,rbi, avg,sb,ops,bb,2b,3b,k - W,L,SV,K,ERA,WHIP,HLD,QS,CG,SHO,IP)

C- Posada 1B- D. Lee 2B- Wigginton SS-Tulowitzki
3B- Bautista OF- C.Young, Markakis, Gardner
UTIL- Pagan, Byrd BENCH- G. Jones, Arencibia, McLouth
SP-Price, Weaver, Morrow, Romero
RP- Nunez, Gregerson P- Zambrano, Capps
BENCH- Dickey
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Re: Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!

Postby JaysFan » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:02 pm

bump
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Re: Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!

Postby BlackBocks » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:08 pm

JaysFan wrote:bump

Take the trade...Axford should be solid and will help a lot.

Butler > Markakis
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Re: Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!

Postby REBEL5 AC » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:12 pm

I wouldn't take it. Markakis will be a lot better this year with the addition of Vlad, Lee, and Reynolds. Butler is very good, but he just has absolutley nothing around him. Plus, Ricky Romero is a stud.
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Re: Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!

Postby Doughhead » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:24 pm

I would do it. As you say, Butler is better than Markakis, so that is good. Axford is fair value for Romero, who I also like, and you need the closer. I imagine closers are tough to come by in a 16-team league, but there is always a break-out starting pitcher or two who goes undrafted and then performs well. Just watch your WW closely and be quick on the trigger.
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Re: Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:40 pm

Doughhead wrote:I would do it. As you say, Butler is better than Markakis, so that is good. Axford is fair value for Romero, who I also like, and you need the closer. I imagine closers are tough to come by in a 16-team league, but there is always a break-out starting pitcher or two who goes undrafted and then performs well. Just watch your WW closely and be quick on the trigger.


I agree with this completely. I would do this deal also.
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Re: Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!

Postby saemick » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:51 pm

I would do this too.

Butler > Markakis
& Axford will instantly be your #1 RP

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Postby bcrossnf » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:56 pm

I'd do this trade as well. Axford should be solid with a full year to close for the Brewers and Butler > Markakis IMO.

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Re: Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!

Postby LeftyQB » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:19 pm

I would do it. Butler should be better than Markakis and although Romero is a nice pitcher, you do need the closer.
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Re: Trade Markakis and Romero for Butler and Axford??? WHIR!

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:20 pm

Pretty even deal. I can see Butler and Markakis producing similar numbers to one another (Markakis with a run advantage). Value-wise, Axford has better value than Romero, but I think in a league that also counts holds and in H2H, Axford loses a bit of value. I'd probably shy away from this one, unless you really believe Butler is going to break out but at best, I see him replicating 2009.
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