If this is Ryan Zimmerman you'd be giving up, I say no way. I wouldn't trade a proven masher at 3B, for a 3B prospect that hasn't seen an MLB pitch yet. Even though Zim is hurt, if you've held onto him this long, reward yourself for the long wait and give him a couple more weeks. He will be back very soon. While Joyce is having a great year, I think you can get a better return on Zim once he comes back and produces like we're used to.
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If keeper is what u want, I'd rather carry Zimmerman into next year. He should be back soon, so even if u want to deal him I'd let him play a few games and raise his stock so u can get better return. I wouldn't deal him for those guys.
Zimm is overrated. 1 good season shouldn't warrant this much respect. He missed 2 months last year and already missed 2 months this year. That being said you can prolly get more for him. Who else does he have aside from Mous and Joyce and the other 3 you mentioned?
CyboNinja wrote:Zimm is overrated. 1 good season shouldn't warrant this much respect. He missed 2 months last year and already missed 2 months this year. That being said you can prolly get more for him. Who else does he have aside from Mous and Joyce and the other 3 you mentioned?
Napoli, Mike Kendrick, Howard Turner, Justin Lowrie, Jed Morse, Michael Bourn, Michael Joyce, Matt Patterson, Corey Scott, Luke Jones, Chipper Craig, Allen Moustakas, Mike Belt, Brandon Beckett, Josh Hudson, Tim Shields, James Volquez, Edinson Sanches, Brian Street, Huston Thornton, Matt Bedard, Erik Nathan, Joe
I've omitted those I cannot keep as keepers going forward.
Oh, and to add to this. Zimmerman will cost me a first round pick next year. Joyce a 20th round and Moustakas a 22nd round.
Given the price to keep the players, I can see how this deal works in your favor.
You may lose Zimm for this year, but you can get a better pick in the first round than Zimmerman next year anyway. Joyce should have a decent year and MM will be an interesting story.
Given Zimmerman's injury history so far, and his potential to not be himself once he is back, I actually like the trade. The keeper values are just fantastic, especially if Joyce continues to play well.
I could suggest you go after someone better than MM, but the trade wouldn't be likely to go through after that. You could also try another manager, but that's another story.
Best of luck with however you play it.
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