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Postby hooligan1 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:33 pm

Hey guys. Been offered Chase Utley in return for Nelson Cruz. My current 2B is Espinosa and he's been damn good. Obviously, Utley is an upgrade over just about anybody. Trading away Cruz would leave me without a true RBI guy in my outfield, although I'd probably pick up Jeff Francoeur to replace him; similar season numbers, although I realize that of course Cruz is in a better lineup and better hitter's park. I'm debating if this really helps me the rest of the way. I'm in dead-last by quite a bit in BA and second to last in OBP. I may just punt those cats at this point.....

C - Avila
1B - Tex
2B - Espinosa
3B - Longoria
SS - A. Cabrera
OF - Ichiro
OF - Boesch
OF - Cruz
UT - Pena
DL - Choo

Am I just robbing Peter to pay Paul? Strengthening one position but equally weakening another? I'd love some opinions and let me know if I can help you out.

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Re: Cruz for Utley!! WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:17 pm

I might stand pat only because you put a hole in your OF. However, valuewise I like it a lot and I don't trust Cruz to stay healthy one bit. It's iffy for me, but I would say it's solid if you do it just for value sake.
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Re: Cruz for Utley!! WHIR

Postby hawkeye2012 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:32 pm

Yeah I would do the trade and then see if you can trade Espinosa in a deal for an upgrade in the OF.

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Re: Cruz for Utley!! WHIR

Postby osbtensor » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:48 pm

I don't like this trade for you... i like getting utley, but giving up cruz is too much when you have a decent 2b already. Granted, espinosa is a rook and maybe he continues maybe he doesn't, but i don't think you're really gaining anything in the long run and are possibly taking a backwards step with the OF. Though you mentioned francoeur.. is he a FA or what did you mean pick him up?
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Re: Cruz for Utley!! WHIR

Postby KobraCola » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:25 pm

I have to agree with people's opinions before mine, I like Utley, but Cruz may be a bit too much to give up, especially with his line-up/park. Utley should probably do well in the BA and OBP, but Cruz does produce many more RBI's. On the other hand, your team's RBI's look pretty good already and if you can pick up Francoeur, then that would probably offset the loss of Cruz. I guess it comes down to how sure you are Cruz will get injured. If you're pretty to really sure of that, then make the trade, cause Francoeur will offer similar production and Utley will help in BA, OBP. If you think Cruz will remain strong, then don't make the trade, he'll do a lot for you.

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Re: Cruz for Utley!! WHIR

Postby hooligan1 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:57 pm

osbtensor wrote:I don't like this trade for you... i like getting utley, but giving up cruz is too much when you have a decent 2b already. Granted, espinosa is a rook and maybe he continues maybe he doesn't, but i don't think you're really gaining anything in the long run and are possibly taking a backwards step with the OF. Though you mentioned francoeur.. is he a FA or what did you mean pick him up?


I mean he's not on anyone's team. He is a FA.
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