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Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby Millhouse » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:34 am

Who, if at all, would you trade for Reyes -- Votto or Tex?

BACKGROUND
12-team 6x6 mixed keeper. In first place overall by 9 pts (110.5pts, 2nd place has 101pts, 3rd has 96pts). We have winner for first half, second half, and total points champ combined at end. So I'm well on my way to winning first half and some nice $ if I can hold my lead til All-Star Break. I'm currently winning 5 of 6 offensive categories:

AVG: .285 (2nd place .281)
HR: 121 (2nd place 98)
OBP: .375 (2nd place .348)
R: 405 (2nd place 381)
RBI: 398 (2nd place 374)

But I'm in 2nd place in SB: leader has 85, I have 78, and guys behind me have 77, 72, 66. So I could easily be caught even though I have Bourn, Bourgeois (if he gets regular ABs watch out) and Jennings coming up. I'm also running away with Saves (see staff below, also had Axford & Melancon, traded them and Rajai this week for Bourn)

OFFER
The Reyes owner needs power and has offered Reyes/Hanrahan for Drew and my choice of Votto, Bautista, Kemp or Tex. Not considering Kemp or Bautista. If I do it, I'm thinking Tex because I've got a good lead in HR/RBI, and if I lose Votto I lose big OBP, and his power should come around, right? So, Tex/Drew for Reyes/Hanrahan? Or would you do Votto? Or stand pat & hope that Bourn's addition starts paying off in SB. Adding Hanrahan would help my ERA/WHIP (I'm middle of pack in each) and keep me dominant in saves (I'm up 17, 87pts to second place's 70pts)

CURRENT TEAM
C - Avila
1B - Votto
2B - Weeks
SS - Drew
3B - Bautista
OF - Kemp, Cruz, Cargo, Bourn
UTIL - Tex
BENCH: Bourgeois, Rizzo, Jennings, Lawrie
Ps': (going with a "all closers/middle guys" strategy): League, Walden, Santos, Salas, Romo, Francisco, Albuquerque.

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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby KaPluie » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:53 am

Thanks for your help on mine.
Tex for Reyes straight up is a fair trade. I don't like the Hanrahan for Drew part. Who's your SS going to be?
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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby CubsFan4Life23 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:58 am

I would definitely go Tex for Reyes...Keep Votto...

thanks for your help!
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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby Millhouse » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:08 am

KaPluie wrote:Thanks for your help on mine.
Tex for Reyes straight up is a fair trade. I don't like the Hanrahan for Drew part. Who's your SS going to be?
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Reyes would be my SS. So, I'd be getting another Save/WHIP/ERA guy, Hanrahan (he also has Perez, but i like Hanrahan's #s better), in exchange for a now-expendable SS in Drew. And then could always package a reliever with someone else for an upgrade at another position if I need to down the line.
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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby fuzzeemonkey » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:10 am

Long term wise I'd say Tex is better for your to give up instead of Votto.
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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby Bolthead04 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:53 am

It's really a judgement call on the difference between Tex and Votto. Given Votto hits for a better average and contributes a few steals, I'd give Tex away.

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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby CharlatanSin » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:12 am

I'd feel slightly apprehensive about buying high on Reyes, but it's not really a terrible move to trade either. I guess I'll go with the crowd and say giving up Tex is better, in a keeper at least.
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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby fuzzeemonkey » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:58 pm

CharlatanSin wrote:I'd feel slightly apprehensive about buying high on Reyes, but it's not really a terrible move to trade either. I guess I'll go with the crowd and say giving up Tex is better, in a keeper at least.



I don't think trading Tex for Reyes is really buying all that "high".
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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby dannahann » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:19 pm

fuzzeemonkey wrote:
CharlatanSin wrote:I'd feel slightly apprehensive about buying high on Reyes, but it's not really a terrible move to trade either. I guess I'll go with the crowd and say giving up Tex is better, in a keeper at least.



I don't think trading Tex for Reyes is really buying all that "high".

I don't either. Reyes and Tex were likely ranked pretty close coming into the season. Tex always heats up and you'll miss that but Reyes is fair compensation. I'm not stoked about you losing Drew too for another closer but he fits your all RP strategy so it should work out.
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Re: Tex or Votto for Reyes?

Postby EdKoch » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:02 pm

Reyes would be a legit boost in SBs, but we're talking a difference of 15-30 if your current setup works, so it's hard to say.

I say Tex gets more RBIs in the end than Votto. Agreed that the difference is more subtle. Your HR totals shouldn't be threatened, I don't think.

You can always try to get someone better than Hanrahan and include Votto with Drew. His upside is the kicker, imo. Tex is streaky.
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