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Do you trade Good SP for Good Hitters?

Postby goldhow » Mon May 09, 2011 9:24 pm

Was looking to land Bautista and made an offer can got countered with this

I give Haren, Walker and Greinke and get Bautista, Wolf and Rodney . Standard 5x5 roto league.

My roster is:
Buster Posey
Prince Fielder
Brandon Phillips
Neil Walker
Jed Lowrie
Justin Upton
Alex Gordon
Carlos González
Casey McGehee
B.J. Upton
Derek Jeter
Willie Bloomquist
Kendrys Morales
Dan Haren
Jeremy Hellickson
Michael Pineda
Jorge De La Rosa
Joel Hanrahan
Chris Pérez
Brian Wilson
Jordan Walden
Ryan Madson
Zack Greinke
Bud Norris
Alexi Ogando
Jaime García

I think I'm deep in SP and could use the bat, but not sure if I'm giving up way too much.
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Re: Do you trade Good SP for Good Hitters?

Postby ahcryky » Mon May 09, 2011 9:48 pm

You lose Haren and Greinke and I don't think you're as deep as you would want to be after that. It would be nice to have Bautista, but that's a lot to give up. Not seeing an ace on your staff after that.
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Re: Do you trade Good SP for Good Hitters?

Postby jdip5 » Mon May 09, 2011 9:51 pm

i like bautista and i always chose hitting over pitching. I build stacked offensive squads and average sp, and ive finished top 2 the last 3 years in my money league. Anyway though, ur giving up too much talent in my opinion. It would be better if u could swap out one of ur stud SPs and put im jaime garcia or like hellickson. Either that or take out wolf and get a better sp in return.
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Re: Do you trade Good SP for Good Hitters?

Postby royalty » Mon May 09, 2011 11:53 pm

I always take bats over arms in trades but you are not as deep as you think. A lot of young pitching that is prone to coming down to earth. I agree with the above post that if you could alter this deal to be Haren + Hellickson/Pineda/Ogando then its a good deal. I traded away Hughes and Bucholz last year when they got off to torrid starts and sure enough they couldn't keep it up.
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Re: Do you trade Good SP for Good Hitters?

Postby kaiser » Tue May 10, 2011 9:29 am

Usually I too will say take the bat over the arm, but you are giving up too much pitching in that deal.
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Re: Do you trade Good SP for Good Hitters?

Postby GardnerRunsRampant » Tue May 10, 2011 9:45 am

Trading pitching for hitting is usually a no brainer, but I have to agree with the other posters. Haren plus Greinke is too much for too little. Bautista is solid, but I do not think he keeps up with his current pace. I expect him to regress a bit. Not saying he'll be bad, but just not top of the league. That said, if you cut one of Haren or Greinke out of the deal and cut out Wolf, this would be a better deal.

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