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Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby KanyeBest » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:18 pm

Hi all - longtime lurker, first time poster. I'm trying to make a decision on this trade. This is a 16-team dynasty league with a deep minors roster, H2H, 6x6 (OPS, holds). If it would be helpful to post my entire roster I could do that, but basically I have Starlin Castro and Stephen Drew, and I'm looking to trade Drew. The best offer I've gotten so far is Matt Cain. Not a huge Cain fan, as he always seems to outperform his peripherals, but we have 30-man MLB rosters/30 man minors rosters, with 5 SP/5 RP started, daily changes, and no generic P spots, so you really can't have too deep a starting rotation, although mine is very good already.

Thoughts? I'm a first time poster here, but I know a fair amount about fantasy baseball - leave a link and I'll give my input.
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:28 pm

your entire roster probably could help.

I do like Matt Cain, but then again I like a lot of NL West pitchers.
however, with the numbers Drew is putting up right now you should be able to try and get someone better.
I think Cain is still good, but you can always try to see if you can get the maximum.
I wouldn't put much into his last start where he gave up 6 runs at Colorado. the K haven't been there much this season, but I wouldn't worry about that either.
I'd say try for more knowing if nothing else you could still fall back to Cain?
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby KanyeBest » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:42 pm

Entire roster: (This is a 16 team league, counting holds and OPS, with 30-man MLB rosters and 30 man minor league rosters. I can post my minor league roster too if it helps)

C - Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B - Adrián González
2B - Martín Prado
3B - Jhonny Peralta
SS- Starlin Castro
LF - Delmon Young
CF - Carlos González
RF - Justin Upton
UTL - Stephen Drew
BN - Jonathan Herrera (Prado to LF, Herrera to 2B while Young is out)
BN - Chone Figgins (benched until further notice)
BN - Ruben Tejada
DL - Logan Morrison
DL - Joe Mauer

SP - Clayton Kershaw
SP - Mat Latos
SP - Yovani Gallardo
SP - Anibal Sanchez
SP - Michael Pineda
SP - Edinson Volquez
SP - Mike Leake
SP - Jordan Zimmermann
RP - David Hernandez (SP eligible)
RP - Blake Hawksworth (SP eligible)
RP - Felipe Paulino (SP eligible)
RP - Taylor Buccholz
RP - Mike Dunn
RP - Jesse Crain
RP - Eduardo Sanchez
RP - Joe Nathan
DL - Neftali Feliz
DL - Tommy Hunter
DL - Kevin Slowey
DL - Joe Thatcher
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby HOOTIE » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:36 pm

While i like Drew, Cain is enough.
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:54 pm

In a big dynasty league where you keep your entire roster, AND you have minor league players (guys like Iglesias, Green, Franklin already owned most likely), a top SS like Drew is tough to come by. Cain is decent but do you really need to SP help? I'd look at 3B, personally. Drew carries some extra value in a league like that, and if you can't do better than Cain, I'd hang tight. It won't take long for whatever manager is running out Cliff Pennington or Reid Brignac on a daily basis to realize that they've got a black hole at that position and cough up something like 120% of Drew's value.
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby toobitter » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:01 am

i agree with the majority here. i'm a big matt cain fan, but in a dynasty league, drew is worth a whole lot more than cain. and you still have the space to start him right now, so there's really no rush to deal him until you get a better offer.

thanks for the help on mine.
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby theblemishedone » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:09 am

I'd grab Cain for Drew.

I don't understand dynasty leagues, but because you have Castro, I say go for it.

Who can you grab for your UTIL spot off of the w/w?
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby KanyeBest » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:13 am

theblemishedone wrote:I'd grab Cain for Drew.

I don't understand dynasty leagues, but because you have Castro, I say go for it.

Who can you grab for your UTIL spot off of the w/w?


Dynasty league = you keep your entire roster from year to year.

We have a 30 man roster so I have no problem just keeping Drew if I don't get a decent offer.

Drew is just filling in at UTL until Young/Morrison come back.
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby theblemishedone » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:35 am

KanyeBest wrote:
theblemishedone wrote:I'd grab Cain for Drew.

I don't understand dynasty leagues, but because you have Castro, I say go for it.

Who can you grab for your UTIL spot off of the w/w?


Dynasty league = you keep your entire roster from year to year.

We have a 30 man roster so I have no problem just keeping Drew if I don't get a decent offer.

Drew is just filling in at UTL until Young/Morrison come back.


Ah, makes sense now! O:-)

I still like you getting Cain, but I don't blame you for holding onto him. :-D
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Re: Dynasty League: Stephen Drew for Matt Cain (WHIR)

Postby diesek » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:09 am

Straight up, I like the trade but you have so many pitchers that I dont know if this will be beneficial for you. If you could get a batter in return, it would be more preferable.
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