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Trade Kershaw for Stanton, Adam Jones & Westbrook? WHIR

Postby DC nats05 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:17 pm

Hey guys,

I'm in a 10-team 5x5 h2h dynasty league (with 25 roster slots) in its second season and I was recently proposed a trade, sending Kershaw and receiving Mike Stanton, Adam Jones and Jake Westbrook. I'm considering it, but I'm also very hesitant to pull the trigger. Kershaw is my best pitcher and has the potential to get even better. Also, I'm stacked at OF, as I have Hamilton, Bautista, Stubbs, Markakis, Sizemore, Span, Gutierrez and Dominic Brown. Also, I'm not completely sold on Stanton - will he produce like people say? I guess I'm a doubter. I've also considered countering with a trade that substitutes a pitcher like Morrow or maybe Zimmerman for Adam Jones, which would suit me better.

My roster:
C Buster Posey
1B Miguel Cabrera
2B Danny Espinosa
3B Pedro Alvarez
SS Jose Reyes
2B/SS Alcides Escobar
1B/3B Billy Butler
OF Grady Sizemore
OF Nick Markakis
OF Jose Bautista
OF Drew Stubbs
OF Denard Span
UTIL Jed Lowrie
Bench Justin Smoak
Bench Domonic Brown*
Bench Manny Machado
Bench Josh Willingham
Bench Matt Joyce
DL Evan Longoria*
DL Josh Hamilton*
DL Franklin Gutierrez*

P Tommy Hanson
P Clayton Kershaw
P Francisco Rodriguez
P David Price
P Jose Valverde
P Shaun Marcum
P Gio Gonzalez
P John Axford
P Sean Burnett
Bench Stephen Strasburg*
Bench Roy Oswalt
Bench Colby Lewis
Bench Jake McGee
Bench Erik Bedard
Bench Homer Bailey*
Bench Alexi Ogando
Bench Brandon Beachy
Bench Randall Delgado
Bench Jon Rauch
Bench David Hernandez
Bench Scott Baker
DL Brian Matusz*
DL Phil Hughes*

His roster:
C Russell Martin
1B Matt LaPorta
2B Robinson Cano
3B Edwin Encarnacion
SS Orlando Cabrera
2B/SS Rickie Weeks
1B/3B Derrek Lee
OF Justin Upton
OF Matt Holliday
OF Colby Rasmus
OF Adam Jones
OF Nelson Cruz
UTIL Gordon Beckham
Bench Matt Wieters
Bench Michael Bourn
Bench Dustin Ackley
Bench Mike Stanton
Bench Adam LaRoche
Bench Kila Ka'aihue
Bench Dee Gordon
Bench Alex Gordon

P Brian Wilson
P Carlos Marmol
P Ted Lilly
P Mat Latos
P Edwin Jackson
P Jhoulys Chacin
P Ryan Dempster
P Jeff Francis
P Matt Capps
Bench Jordan Zimmermann
Bench Chris Sale
Bench Jake Westbrook
Bench Kyle McClellan
Bench Rafael Soriano
Bench Aaron Harang
Bench Jason Motte
Bench Kyle Lohse
Bench Tyler Chatwood
DL Andrew Bailey*
DL Brandon Morrow*
DL Chris Young*
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Re: Trade Kershaw for Stanton, Adam Jones & Westbrook? WHIR

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:39 pm

I'd pass on this deal. I do like Stanton, particularly in a keeper league, but I'd want better pieces in return then Jones and Westbrook if I'm going to deal a top pitcher like Kershaw.
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Re: Trade Kershaw for Stanton, Adam Jones & Westbrook? WHIR

Postby skones » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:00 pm

I'd pass on this deal. I realize the youth you receive, but Kershaw is currently top end AND young. I'd hold out for guys that will immediately produce at a level higher than both Stanton and Jones currently are. You're banking on too much potential and inconsistency right now.

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