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Grady Sizemore and Tommy Hanson for Matt Kemp?

Postby donald17 » Tue May 03, 2011 6:23 pm

Yahoo 10-team H2H, Standard 5x5 Scoring

My Team:
C - Mike Napoli
1B - Joey Votto
2B - Brandon Phillips
3B - Adrian Beltre
SS - Starlin Castro
OF - Matt Kemp
OF - Jason Heyward
OF - Chris Young
UTIL - Adrian Gonzalez
UTIL - Alex Gordon
DL - Aaron Hill

SP - Dan Haren
SP - Francisco Liriano
RP - Carlos Marmol
RP - Jose Valverde
P - Jhoulys Chacin
P - Bud Norris
P - Zach Britton
P - Kyle McClellan
BN - Jair Jurrjens
BN - Jordan Zimmerman
BN - Max Scherzer
BN - Tim Stauffer
BN - Brandon Beachy
DL - Andrew Bailey

Should I trade Kemp for Sizemore and Hanson? As you can see, Liriano is killing me and my pitching has been suffering in the ERA and WHIP categories. I might be able to get Kemp for Stanton and Hanson if that is preferable for my team needs. Thanks, leave a link and I WHIR
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Re: Grady Sizemore and Tommy Hanson for Matt Kemp?

Postby emenewe5 » Tue May 03, 2011 6:36 pm

Hmmm...that's an interesting one. I'm not big on Grady (despite the big start) but I love Hanson. Kemp's a much better all-around option at this point than Grady. But, then again, you've got Heyward and Young in the OF too which are nice options so you "could" move Kemp.

I'm leaning towards "no" because I think Grady's days of being a 5-cat guy are done. He's not a big BA guy and without the SB's, he's just a solid OF who can be a run producer. Meanwhile, Kemp's a legit 5-cat stud. I'd love to get Hanson...but...if Liriano gets his head out of his butt and Scherzer becomes what I think he can become, you'll be OK without him.

Devil's advocate: You're line-up is strong and Grady's playing great. Add Hanson to the rotation cuz Liriano and Scherzer can't be trusted.

But...again, I'm leaning towards sticking with Kemp. You're line-up is incredible and pitchers are fickle.
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Re: Grady Sizemore and Tommy Hanson for Matt Kemp?

Postby bobnerns » Tue May 03, 2011 7:35 pm

Absolutely 100% NO. Kemp is a top-10 talent that was a bit off last year but is lighting it up (and will continue to) this year. Sizemore is riddled with injuries (obviously) and probably will have a decent but not great season if he stays healthy, and that's a big if. Hanson is good. I haven't fully bought into him yet though. He could definitely be a top-10 pitcher, but probably not a top-20 overall player like Kemp will almost certainly be.

Stay put. And for what it's worth, my general strategy in trades is to be on the end that gets the best player in the deal and give up multiple players to get him.

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Re: Grady Sizemore and Tommy Hanson for Matt Kemp?

Postby ahcryky » Tue May 03, 2011 7:43 pm

No way you do this deal........ Kemp is way too valuable in both scenarios. What pitchers are on your wire? If Liriano is killing your ERA and WHIP, don't start him. You have Beachy and Jurjens on your bench and they both won't kill you in those cats. You should be able to get way more return for Kemp then Hanson.
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