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Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby sixer03fan » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:09 pm

Hey guys, I'm considering this trade:

[b]I give: Prince Fielder, Jeremy Hellickson, 5th round pick next year
I get: Ichiro, King Felix, 4th round pick next year, I can also swap King Felix for Josh Johnson, if I want[/b]

Currently I have a lot of power, and could use some help in the hits/sb department... The SP improvement is obviously beneficial. I am currently top in the league in HR/RBIs, so maybe I could afford to lose Fielder. Is this a good deal? I am currently in 7th place in 12 team league, but only 10 games back from 1st. I think I have one of the best teams in the league, although it doesn't quite show in the standings. I'm also using a committee right now for 2b/ss, but the players I have are playing very well for now, so I am pretty satisfied for now with those positions... Leave a link and I'll respond ASAP. Thanks!

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3 player keeper league, daily transactions
12 team, h2h. YAHOO league.
hits, runs, hr, rbi, avg, stls
wins, k's, era, whip, k/9, saves

c. AJ Pierzynski
1b. Miguel Cabrera
2b. Jemile Weeks
3b. Kevin Youkilis
ss. Alexi Casilla
of. Ryan Braun
of. Justin Upton
of. Mike Stanton
u. Prince Fielder
bench. Dustin Ackley, Dee Gordon

sp. Justin Verlander
sp. Dan Haren
sp. Jeremy Hellickson
sp. Wandy Rodriguez
sp. Bud Norris
sp. Brandon Beachy
sp. Eric Bedard

rp. Craig Kimbrel
rp. JJ Putz
rp. Jordan Walden
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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby war106 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:21 pm

Wow, this is a tough one. Normally, I would say that if you're getting the best player in the deal you should make it. However, it's debatable as to who is getting the best player. Prince Fielder is a MONSTER. I realize you have a lot of HR power, but losing him is a huge reduction in your offensive production.

King Felix is obviously a great pitcher, Top 5 even. However, he does pitch for Seattle. Last year I had him and he never got me any wins because of that fact. All the other stats are great obviously. If it were me, I think you have enough good SP and don't need to make this trade. I'm not a big fan of Ichiro too. Think about it, your trading Fielder and Hellickson (Who I really like too) for two Seattle Mariners? I would pass on this and aim a little lower for a SP so you don't have to give up so much. Just my opinion.
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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby Prophage » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:25 pm

I like this trade a lot. You definitely have enough power to get by and your rotation could definitely use some help. Freeing up your utility slot will also give your team more flexibility. Do it.
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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby sixer03fan » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:28 pm

I can also swap Josh Johnson in for King Felix if I want... But I'm thinking I'll stay with Felix because they are close enough even without Johnson's injury.
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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby rjforlife » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:33 pm

I do not like the deal. Yes, you have power, and yes, freeing up the utility is nice, but this trade is not enough value in my book. Hellickson is a damn good pitcher, and while he certainly won't have Felix numbers in K's, he could actually beat him in wins easily, while staying in the same ballpark in ERA and WHIP. Fielder is a titanic beast and should be treated with respect. The difference between him and Ichiro is enormous, and it's just not a good swap.


I don't like the deal, I think you should be getting more than Ichiro if you are selling high on both Fielder and Hellboy.


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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby Prophage » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:34 pm

Yeah stay with Felix. They are pretty similiar, but the injury tips the scale.
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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby blmurs » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:06 pm

I wouldn't do the trade. Your pitching could use the help, but it isn't too bad, and the loss of one of the hottest hitters in the game just isn't worth it.
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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby 8791Twins » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:11 pm

Definately stay away from the trade. You aren't getting enough in return for giving Fielder. Who knows if Ichiro stays hot or if he will fall back into his slump.
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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby hett2333 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:26 pm

I wouldn't make this trade...

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Re: Fielder/Hellickson for Ichiro/King Felix, WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:41 am

Don't do it ... if the owner of Ellsbury has a pitcher in Felix's league, then MAYBE you could make a play there. But I don't think Hellickson is such a slouch to make this worth doing.
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