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Is Kuroda for real? Mark Reynolds sucks, right?

Postby Billy_Ripken » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:18 am

Kuroda is a solid pitcher...doesn't hurt your ERA/WHIP, will get a decent amount of wins, and avg. strikeouts. I don't think he's AS GOOD as he's been pitching recently, though...

I want to get Michael Young before his price tag goes up when he gets 2B eligibility and I desperately need upgrades at MI and batting average. Other owner doesn't have another 3B option, so I'd need to send something in return, but don't want to give up Youk. I don't think Reynolds alone will do it, so I'm thinking of adding a pitching upgrade, which he should like given his staff's start to the season.

How does this sound: My Reynolds/Kuroda for his Young/Bumgarner? Is it 1. a reasonable offer, and 2. something he might actually accept?

12 team 5x5 Keeper League (5 players). Here's my squad:

C Chris Ianetta
1B Miguel Cabrera
2B Aaron Hill
SS Alcides Escobar
3B Kevin Youkilis
CI Adam Dunn
MI Marco Scutaro
OF Matt Kemp
OF Chris Young
OF Colby Rasmus
OF Sam Fuld (lost Manny)
OF Marlon Byrd
Util Mark Reynolds
BN Andres Torres
BN Desmond Jennings

P Clayton Kershaw
P Yovani Gallardo
P Daniel Hudson
P Wandy Rodriguez
P Hiroki Kuroda
P Chris Narveson
P Jonathan Papelbon
P Jose Valverde
P Craig Kimbrel
BN Jordan Zimmerman
BN Aroldis Chapman
DL Adam Wainwright

His team:

C Soto
1B Fielder
2B D Pedroia
3B M Young
SS T Tulowitzki
MI H Kendrick
CI Derrek Lee
OF A Ethier
OF B Francisco
OF H Pence
OF J Gomes
OF J Pierre
Util M Trumbo
BN Raburn

P A.J. Burnett
P B Beachy
P C Pavano
P C Billingsley
P C Buchholz
P J Axford
P J Verlander
P L Nunez
P T Cahill
BN B Matusz
BN J.A. Happ
BN M Bumgarner
BN M Harrison
B Lidge (DL)
B Webb (DL)
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Re: Is Kuroda for real? Mark Reynolds sucks, right?

Postby theblemishedone » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:35 am

I think it's a solid move.

As long as he accepts it, Kuroda and Reynolds aren't heavy losses.

I like Michael Young and Bumgarner long-term. The Rangers will continue to hit without Hamilton (they were hitting when he started slow) and Bumgarner will find his groove, but be patient.

Billy_Ripken wrote:Kuroda is a solid pitcher...doesn't hurt your ERA/WHIP, will get a decent amount of wins, and avg. strikeouts. I don't think he's AS GOOD as he's been pitching recently, though...

I want to get Michael Young before his price tag goes up when he gets 2B eligibility and I desperately need upgrades at MI and batting average. Other owner doesn't have another 3B option, so I'd need to send something in return, but don't want to give up Youk. I don't think Reynolds alone will do it, so I'm thinking of adding a pitching upgrade, which he should like given his staff's start to the season.

How does this sound: My Reynolds/Kuroda for his Young/Bumgarner? Is it 1. a reasonable offer, and 2. something he might actually accept?

12 team 5x5 Keeper League (5 players). Here's my squad:

C Chris Ianetta
1B Miguel Cabrera
2B Aaron Hill
SS Alcides Escobar
3B Kevin Youkilis
CI Adam Dunn
MI Marco Scutaro
OF Matt Kemp
OF Chris Young
OF Colby Rasmus
OF Sam Fuld (lost Manny)
OF Marlon Byrd
Util Mark Reynolds
BN Andres Torres
BN Desmond Jennings

P Clayton Kershaw
P Yovani Gallardo
P Daniel Hudson
P Wandy Rodriguez
P Hiroki Kuroda
P Chris Narveson
P Jonathan Papelbon
P Jose Valverde
P Craig Kimbrel
BN Jordan Zimmerman
BN Aroldis Chapman
DL Adam Wainwright

His team:

C Soto
1B Fielder
2B D Pedroia
3B M Young
SS T Tulowitzki
MI H Kendrick
CI Derrek Lee
OF A Ethier
OF B Francisco
OF H Pence
OF J Gomes
OF J Pierre
Util M Trumbo
BN Raburn

P A.J. Burnett
P B Beachy
P C Pavano
P C Billingsley
P C Buchholz
P J Axford
P J Verlander
P L Nunez
P T Cahill
BN B Matusz
BN J.A. Happ
BN M Bumgarner
BN M Harrison
B Lidge (DL)
B Webb (DL)
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Re: Is Kuroda for real? Mark Reynolds sucks, right?

Postby saemick » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:05 pm

If you can do this, I definitely like it for you.

Personally i like Bumgarner over Kuroda and while Reynolds will probably get you more HR's, I think Young will help you more without a doubt.

thanks for the help with mine
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Re: Is Kuroda for real? Mark Reynolds sucks, right?

Postby WhiteSoxFan » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:02 pm

It's a close call. Kuroda is really not bad at all, as you mentioned. But I'd pull the trigger. It's certainly a reasonable trade. Not entirely sure if the other guy will bite on it...but Bumgarner has looked bad so far. So he might want to sell low there. If you need batting average help, Michael Young is an improvement over Reynolds. I say do it.
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Re: Is Kuroda for real? Mark Reynolds sucks, right?

Postby sigriffey » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:31 pm

I actually like it. Young is a much more stable producer than Reynolds. Bumgarner has been bad his first two outings, but I like him as a buy-low with upside and Kuroda isn't super special IMO.
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