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Trade Pujols + Lester for Braun + Lincecum

Postby jaxbott » Wed May 11, 2011 6:43 am

I have been offered this trade in a 16 team yahoo league (not a keeper league).

Pujols and Lester are currently on my team. Should I accept this?
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Re: Trade Pujols + Lester for Braun + Lincecum

Postby jpbusta » Wed May 11, 2011 9:12 am

I think it's a toss up. Pretty equal trade imo.

It will depend on what categories you lack in and which substitutes you have at 1b.
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Re: Trade Pujols + Lester for Braun + Lincecum

Postby TrippySG » Wed May 11, 2011 9:35 am

Yeah the trade seems about equal, this would only really be advisable if you have another top 5 1B, since OF is a pretty deep position
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Re: Trade Pujols + Lester for Braun + Lincecum

Postby tripleb » Wed May 11, 2011 1:24 pm

I'd still lean Pujols, but a fair trade!
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Re: Trade Pujols + Lester for Braun + Lincecum

Postby sixer03fan » Wed May 11, 2011 1:28 pm

Wow epic trade... I have the needle leaning towards Pujols/Lester, but only slightly. My general rule of thumb would be don't trade Pujols unless it's an offer you can't refuse. If it's even, which this is, just hang onto the best player in baseball.
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Re: Trade Pujols + Lester for Braun + Lincecum

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Wed May 11, 2011 3:31 pm

Fair trade, but IMO Lester = Lincecum, but Pujols > Braun. But if you have 1B depth and need OF help, it's fair.
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Re: Trade Pujols + Lester for Braun + Lincecum

Postby acon44 » Wed May 11, 2011 4:32 pm

No, I would not accept this. Pujols is currently underachieving with his .268 BA. You figure that he will at a minimum bring it up .300 for the year, and he is a career .330 hitter (although those days seem to be over).

But basically it means he will hit well over .300 for the rest of the year because he's too good not to get his avg up to the 300 area. He is also an overall better hitter then Braun and you drafted him 1 overall for a reason which is obviously not to trade him when he is hitting .268.

Lincecum is only a very small upgrade over Lester, so I can't see how you consider doing this deal unless you really need an upgrade in the OF.
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