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Postby mpieco » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:54 am

We are all (hopefully) aware of the impending innings cap on Zimmermann. He has already pitched 115 innings this year, and before the season started, it was said that he would have a 160 cap, leaving him with 45 innings, or roughly 6-7 starts. That means he's probably done by late August.

I figured that now is the perfect time to trade him, and hopefully catch people unaware of the situation, and grab a pitcher that looks like similar value (or maybe even "less" value), but will not be limited in the innings that are pitched. I do a lot of public ESPN leagues for fun, and just went through all of them, and noticed I have Zimm in about 20 of them.

Zimmermann is currently 22 for SP's on the ESPN Player Rater, and every pitcher I made an offer for is below him currently...

Here are a list of pitchers I've made offers for:

Max Scherzer (actually just had one of these accepted)
Brandon Beachy (innings limit, but he's only pitched 60. He's good to finish the season, especially in a playoff race)
Jhoulys Chacin
Justin Masterson
Shaun Marcum
Jaime Garcia
Anibal Sanchez


What do you guys think? Is it time to move Zimmermann? If you wait much longer, I think even the boneheads will become aware of the innings cap. I think just after the ASB is the time to strike.

Anyone else you can think of that has had a monster first half, and it's time to sell high on? Jurrjens, perhaps?
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Jordan Zimmermann

Postby mzkp54 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:07 am

Yeah I've been trying to move Zimmerman too. What do you think of Zimmerman for Nolasco or Colon? Or do you think thats aiming too low?

Another player I've been trying to sell high is Matt Joyce, but no ones biting there

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Re: Jordan Zimmermann

Postby mpieco » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:59 am

I think Colon would be aiming a bit too low, although you could try for Nolasco, who's bound to have a decent second half at some point in his career. I was aiming a bit higher at first, because why not? I might as well.

I would like to point out that I posted this before that article came out on the main page. :-P
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Jordan Zimmermann

Postby osbtensor » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:52 pm

You're wise for trying to move him.. with the cap he will end up being dead weight later on that you can't move.

I like the ones you've tried to get in this order.. tho any of the top three would be good. I like marcum, but he's suspect.

Jhoulys Chacin
Anibal Sanchez
Jaime Garcia
Shaun Marcum
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Re: Jordan Zimmermann

Postby wazzeus » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:38 am

Although the GM has been adamant to this point about capping J-Zimm, and they'll no doubt skip a start or three, don't be surprised if he pitches well into September. Davey Johnson said before the break that he wasn't too keen on putting an inflexible number on the innings cap and that there would be discussions about it moving forward.

Certainly, he's worth more than Colon or Nolasco, even with a few skipped starts.
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Re: Jordan Zimmermann

Postby MadDog36 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:24 am

Jaime Garcia ;-D
Brandon Beachy ;-D
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