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Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby Millhouse » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:50 pm

Sorry, a bit of info first...

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12-team 6x6 keeper (AVG, RBI, R, HR, OBP, SB; W, K, WHIP, ERA, SV, L). I'm in 1st by a couple points**, tops in most offensive categories (HR, OBP, R, AVG, RBI...behind by 3 steals in SB). Sandoval coming back tomorrow. I've punted starters by having all closers/middle guys (Axford, League, Salas, Santos, Walden, Melancon & Mike Adams, have owned D.Pauley, Bard at times, etc.) Have only one starter left: Hanson. So, I'm essentially punting K/W for SV/WHIP/ERA. I'm up 20 saves on next guy, towards top in WHIP/ERA.

**Note: We have a 1st half winner (until ASB) and 2nd half winner (post-ASB), then total points combined for overall winner, so I could use this "punting starters" strategy to win the first half, then trade some closers/bats for stud starters if I wanted to bump up my pitching stats in second half. Hence, the alternate Lester trade offer down at the bottom, but first....

Team:
C- Avila
1B- Votto
2B- Weeks
SS- Drew
3rd- Bautista
OF- Kemp, N.Cruz, R.Davis, Pierre
UTIL- Texeira,
BENCH: Bourgeois, D.Jennings, A.Rizzo, B.Lawrie
STAFF: Hanson, Axford, League, Santos, Salas, Melancon, Walden, Adams

OFFER #1
He gives: Carlos Gonzalez
I give: Hanson & Sandoval.

RATIONALE
This one's on the table for me to reject or accept. I'm thinking of insisting he throw in even a scrub player on the back end, like Rauch or Lyon (since I have Melancon). If I accept, I can move Bautista to 3rd, still have a dominant OF of Kemp, Cargo, N.Cruz, Rajai. Questions: Do you think Cargo will turn it on for final 4 months, or are we looking at a down year? Will Panda's wrist affect his power...will he be same player he was in April? Bottom line, do you like 3B-OF combo of Panda/Bautista-Kemp-Cruz OR Bautista/Kemp-Cargo-Cruz.

OR, would you like these offers better...not on table yet, though owner in Offer #2 is very interested in this deal.

OFFER #2
He gives: Braun/Andrus/Heath Bell
I give: Cruz/Sandoval/Hanson/S.Drew

OFFER #3
He gives: Lester/Stubbs/Longoria
I give: Kemp/Sandoval/Pierre

Sorry for long post, wanted to give details. Leave a link, always WHIR ASAP ;-D
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Re: Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby kidsilk » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:11 pm

I actually like all 3 deals for you. ;-D But, I know you can't do them all. If you are in first like you say and doing well I wouldn't rock the boat too much and just do deal #1. I love CarGo. We might be looking at a little bit of a down year but he has been thriving in the lead off spot recently and really coming on. I love him to have a great second half. I would pull the trigger on that deal with or without a scrub player thrown in.

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Re: Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby SumG » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:22 pm

I like 2 best out of them all. 1 is also pretty good.
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Re: Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby ATLbraves » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:24 pm

I do like Deal 1, I think you are giving away too much in Deal 2 & 3.



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Re: Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby Guzman24 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:28 pm

I like the first deal.

I think CarGo is in for a big 2nd half. Huge boost to your offence as Sandoval has basically been on the DL all year.

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Re: Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby Millhouse » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:36 pm

Side note: the Braun owner MIGHT do scaled down version of the deal above:

Braun for Hanson & Panda.

Would you like that over Cargo? I think I would.
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Re: Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby kidsilk » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:38 pm

Yeah, if you can get Braun who I think is the best OF out there for those two then pull the trigger. I think you have two great options here. Try to get Braun in this deal but if it doesn't go through then get CarGO who is also a young stud.
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Re: Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby DattKemp27 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:16 pm

I acctually like all three of these, but i would take number 3. despite me being a huge Kemp fan i think you get the far better end of it. Lester and Longoria are both great in this and Stubbs>>>>>>>>Pierre. Sandoval really isn't that great and Longoria is a huge upgrade, and still having Nelly and Bautista in your OF would leave you with a more than solid outfield. If your leauge is a keeper i highly advise against getting rid of Hanson, the kids got huge potential and has CY potential in the years to come.
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Re: Which blockbuster-y deal to make? ALWAYS WHIR ASAP

Postby Millhouse » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:57 am

Thanks, everyone. The guy didn't want to do #3 as constructed (wanted Bautista involved, which wasn't an option), so I went Hanson/Panda for Cargo. An offense of Avila, Votto, Weeks, Drew, Bautista, Kemp, Cargo, Cruz, Rajai, Tex will be tough to beat.
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