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Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby rjforlife » Tue May 24, 2011 5:41 am

I've been offered Kemp for King Felix and Chris Young the outfielder in my 5x5 10 team H2H keeper. We can keep players infinitely but the price goes up 20% each season. Next year they would cost:

Felix: $32
CBY: $12

Kemp:$30


Obviously it would be a major upgrade in the outfield and would leave my pitching as:

P Justin Verlander
P Bud Norris
P Gio González
P Ian Kennedy
P Jhoulys Chacin
P Johnny Cueto
BN Wandy Rodríguez
BN Brandon Morrow
BN Erik Bedard
DL Brandon Beachy


My pitching looked a lot stronger before I dealt off Shields so I don't know if this squad can take the hit of losing Felix. I carry a lot of starters because we have weekly changes with no IP limit so I look for 2 start guys or play matchups to help maximize the team. Drop a link I'll try and get a look at yours.
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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Tue May 24, 2011 7:37 am

Yes, I think you should take this deal. You are getting a top-ten bat in return for Felix, and your rotation, anchored by Verlander, will be strong even after making the deal. Plus, you save a few bucks come auction time next year. Do it.
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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby CharlatanSin » Tue May 24, 2011 7:44 am

Tough call, but I do it. Verlander's a rock, and the back end of your rotation is very strong, so I think you can survive without dual aces. And not that you'll find a new Felix, but pitching's always easier to find for nothing than hitting.
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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby lupus yonderboy » Tue May 24, 2011 8:44 am

this seems over my head, but i think i'd agree with the other two.
a) chris young is so...meh, while Kemp is rock solid (dunno what your other batsmen look like)
b) i'm the kinda guy who'll start a jason marquis or a jeff francis if their two starts look good, so yeah, pitching is widely available, and yours....BEDARD??? Nice!!!!
c) Money-wise, you'll make out like a bandit next year.


Thanks for the help with mine.
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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby rjforlife » Tue May 24, 2011 8:52 am

My offense, not exactly a slammer but that outfield with Kemp would be sick. If Dunn/Kinsler would hit a little I can compete but adding Kemp can help, its losing Felix that gives me pause.

C Russell Martin
1B Adam Dunn
2B Ian Kinsler
3B Michael Cuddyer
SS Darwin Barney
CI Matt LaPorta
MI Yunel Escobar
OF Ryan Braun
OF Jay Bruce
OF Jacoby Ellsbury
OF B.J. Upton
OF Álex Ríos
Util Chris Young
BN Justin Smoak
BN Mike Moustakas
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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby redbeard86 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:07 am

I appreciate the feedback on my post

I think this is a good deal for you. you're pitching is pretty good even without Felix and Kemp is solid which of course you should know. Despite the fact you are filling in a position you already look strong with on OF with Braun, Bruce, and Ellsbury but surely wouldn't hurt. It would definitely make your team more balanced to me.
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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby angels7777 » Tue May 24, 2011 9:36 am

In a ten team league I would take it. Pitching should be more plentiful on the WW as well I would assume.

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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby jaredmack » Tue May 24, 2011 10:24 am

if you feel like you can take the hit in pitching, id say do it. i do think its alot for felix tho.
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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby sigriffey » Tue May 24, 2011 10:58 am

I agree ... Take it. You have reliable arms to fall back on and you save money for next year. And kemp is probablyndue to bust out the hot bat again too.
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Re: Felix/CBY for Kemp (WHIR)

Postby Fpower » Tue May 24, 2011 7:23 pm

Okay, take this with HUGE grain of salt, cause I have no experience in keeper leagues.

How hard is it to get stud pitchers each year? I'm guessing easier than getting stud hitters. Because normally I'd trade a first round hitter for a first round pitcher all day long. Maybe this is just personal preference, but I'd rather stack my hitting and try to jury rig a pitching staff than vice versa.

Also what's the worst case scenario? If your pitching goes down the tubes without your second front liner, you can always trade Kemp for a top ace, right? In a 10 team league, (small) I don't feel like I'd worry much about the Chris Young aspect of the deal.

And...just read everyone else's response so that I wasn't biased when answering, and we seem to have a concurrence. :)
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