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Is this a bad trade?

Postby kaiser » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:44 pm

Team A gets Bret Gardner, Francisco Rodriguez and Leo Nunez.

Team B gets Troy Tulowitski.

The guy who gave away Tulo is insisting that he made a good deal, but I just don't see it. Am I crazy? By the way, he is in 6th place out of 10 in saves, 10/10 in rbi and 4/10 in HR.

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Re: Is this a bad trade?

Postby ahcryky » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:50 pm

He can insist all he wants...... That was terrible. Gardner is WW material, so basically two closers for a top SS...... I want in on that league.
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Re: Is this a bad trade?

Postby taw856 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:07 pm

Yeah, I don't see it either.

As an aside, I've never liked trades with uneven numbers of players -- far too often ends up being a way for one side to justify multiple mediocre talents for one elite talent that should never be gifted away so easily. Every trade like that is really [mediocre]+[mediocre]+[mediocre] FOR [elite]+2 players that will have to be dropped.

So in this case, not only is this guy giving up the best player in the deal and a top SS in Tulo, but he's also probably having to drop rosterable players to make room for his new abundance of bleck.

Bad deal.

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Re: Is this a bad trade?

Postby KingOfSports » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:12 pm

Terrible deal on Team A's part. You could get a top OF for Tulo...The closers he got in return aren't the best ones out there either.

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Re: Is this a bad trade?

Postby MaudDib » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:35 pm

I don't like it either but who does he have at SS? I know he could get something better in return but obviously he was trying to fix is saves problem.
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Re: Is this a bad trade?

Postby kaiser » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:45 pm

Is has Asdrubal Cabrera playing short, and Ben Zobrist at his MI spot. He already had Putz, Cordero and Hanrahan for closers. Looking at the standings, it's obvious he needs far more help in offense than in pitching. I just don't get it.

He says that numbers add up for him. I think he's just an idiot.
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Re: Is this a bad trade?

Postby Millhouse » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:00 pm

If I were him I'd have traded Asdrubal in a heartbeat if he needed closer help...NOT Tulo....still, while this was a terrible use of value selling Tulo like this, his logic makes sense: I have a good SS, can deal a good SS for help. Problem is, he totally f*cked up the selling of Tulo. So, just pure idiocy, not collusion or anything.

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