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Nelson Cruz for Dan Haren? WHIR 100%!

Postby onitapgr » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:07 pm

12 Team 5x5 standard roto league 1500 IP limit

My offense is stacked and I need pitching...

Should I trade Nelson Cruz and Russell Martin for Dan Haren?

*note I would also pick up one of these free agents...Ryan Roberts, Seth Smith, Michael Brantley, Randy Wolf

My team
C - Carlos Santana (Cle - C)
1B - Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B)
2B - Robinson Cano (NYY - 2B)
3B - Jhonny Peralta (Det - 3B,SS)
SS - Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS)
IF - Ike Davis (NYM - 1B)
OF - Angel Pagan (NYM - OF)
OF - Chris Young (Ari - OF)
OF - Jonny Gomes (Cin - OF)
OF - Nelson Cruz (Tex - OF)
Util - Gaby Sanchez (Fla - 1B)
BN - Lance Berkman (StL - 1B,OF)
BN - Brett Gardner (NYY - OF)
BN - Russell Martin (NYY - C)
BN - Jed Lowrie (Bos - 2B,SS)
DL - Josh Hamilton (Tex - OF) DL

SP - Aaron Harang (SD - SP)
SP - Brandon Beachy (Atl - SP)
SP - Ted Lilly (LAD - SP)
RP - Huston Street (Col - RP)
RP - Jose Valverde (Det - RP)
RP - Kevin Gregg (Bal - RP)
P - Jonathan Sanchez (SF - SP)
P - Jose Contreras (Phi - RP)
P - Scott Baker (Min - SP)
BN - Colby Lewis (Tex - SP)
BN - Erik Bedard (Sea - SP)
BN - Alexi Ogando (Tex - SP,RP)
DL - Zack Greinke (Mil - SP) DL
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Re: Nelson Cruz for Dan Haren? WHIR 100%!

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:11 pm

Even trade, but i would keep Cruz.
Hamilton, Morrisson are hurt.
Gardner and Pagan are slugs.
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Re: Nelson Cruz for Dan Haren? WHIR 100%!

Postby Cream » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:17 pm

I'm with Hootie. I have a mancrush on Cruz though. Your OF has some questions and buying Haren now would be a big time buy high.

Thanks for the help with mine.
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Re: Nelson Cruz for Dan Haren? WHIR 100%!

Postby onitapgr » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:22 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Even trade, but i would keep Cruz.
Hamilton, Morrisson are hurt.
Gardner and Pagan are slugs.


Yeah its pretty close.....I don't have Morrison, not sure why you mentioned that......

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Re: Nelson Cruz for Dan Haren? WHIR 100%!

Postby mzkp54 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:32 pm

I'd probably either stick with what you have or target a better pitcher. Haren is at his most expensive right now, so for the same price you can probably get a pitcher who will do more for you down the stretch

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Re: Nelson Cruz for Dan Haren? WHIR 100%!

Postby iaoto » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:47 pm

I agree with the "buying high on Haren" comments. Keep in mind that Haren has pretty bad first and second half splits.
I think you can get a lot better pitcher for someone of Cruz' caliber. If you factor out Cruz's numbers to 162, you'll be at least in the top 25 player range.
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