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Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby TheGhost » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:39 pm

So I play in a 10 team, H2H, keeper league (1st year). I am seriously considering trading my Jay Bruce for his Chris Sale even though their pre-draft rankings weren't even close.

My team:
C: Matt Weiters
1B: Kevin Youkilis
2B: Ian Kinsler
3B: Pedro Alvarez
SS: Elvis Andrus
OF: Mike Stanton, Carlos Gonzalez, Jason Heyward
Utl: Alex Gordon
Utl: Jay Bruce
Bench: Brian Roberts

SP: Halladay, Gallardo, Brett Anderson, Daniel Hudson, Michael Pineda, Kyle Drabek, Jeremy Hellickson, Matt Garza, Ricky Nolasco
RP: Joe Nathan, Brandon Lyon

What do you think? Both players are young and have upside. I probably need a closer over a OF for the furure but I don't value closers as much as I do OF's. Thoughts? Advice?
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Re: Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:09 pm

I don't see a reason to make this move as you'd be selling Bruce quite low in my opinion. The Chicago closer situation is murky at best right now, and Bruce will turn things around.
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Re: Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby ytorf » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:40 pm

avsfan4ever33 wrote:I don't see a reason to make this move as you'd be selling Bruce quite low in my opinion. The Chicago closer situation is murky at best right now, and Bruce will turn things around.


Agreed. Bruce will turn it around and who knows what's happening in Chicago.
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Re: Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby RyeWhiskey » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:19 pm

Do not make that trade.

Sale might close for CHW, but he might not. Bruce is a monster and carries much more value.

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Re: Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby jruffus1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:52 pm

Sale will not be the full-time closer. Even though Thorton blew it again the other day, Sale gave up 3 runs right afterwards.
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Re: Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby Zhangman1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:29 pm

No way you should do this. Bruce could breakout and who knows who the closer in CHI is gonna end up being

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Re: Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby TheGhost » Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:37 am

yes, you guys are right. I guess the main reason for even thinking about this trade was the idea that Sale would be in the rotation next year. Being in a keeper league, I thought that might be a savvy move if he made the transition. But ultimately who knows and Bruce probably is mire valuable. ;-D
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Re: Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby Singles » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:11 am

Even if Sale was the full time closer I wouldn't deal Bruce for him.You would be selling extremely low on Bruce and it is way too early to worry about slumps and such. Bruce is even a better keeper then Sale. Good choice to reconsider the move.
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Re: Trade Jay Bruce for Chris Sale?

Postby k.k. » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:18 am

You really shouldn't even consider this trade idea. Bruce has far greater value.
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