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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:09 pm

I would have to keep the $23 McCann

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Re: Better Keepers?(WHIR)

Postby JJGBPD » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:21 pm

Easy for me too, I'd go with Option 1!
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Re: Better Keepers?(WHIR)

Postby Cream » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:28 pm

With the added explanation I definitely like the McCann side more.
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Re: Better Keepers?(WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:35 pm

mpieco wrote:It's definitely not crazy to see how you were looking at it. McCann is the best catcher in fantasy baseball, and with the Padres potentially wheeling and dealing, I'm sure Gregerson has as good a shot as any to close next year.

And like you said, you get the three minor leaguers as well in this deal, that you would not be getting on the other side of things.

The only thing that detracts from McCann's side is Alex Rios for 16 bucks, and that's actually a big problem. If you could alleviate that somehow, then I'd be all for it. But Rios for 16 is enough to ruin that entire side of it. Too much money for a player that I loathe.


Rios ruins what would otherwise be the side I would take. Would rather have McCann than anyone else in the deal, but with Rios onboard, I'd have to take the Cain side.
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Re: Better Keepers?(WHIR)

Postby mpieco » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:52 pm

Well if you wouldn't keep Rios and he wouldn't affect your cap at all for next year, then I'm in. McCann is reasonably priced, and you're getting 3 minor leagues, one of which (Kipnis) might pay dividends as soon as next year.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Better Keepers?(WHIR)

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:11 pm

kidsilk wrote:I should have just named this post "should I make the trade?" Rios is involved for salary cap purposes, same can be said for Olivo. I won't keep Rios next year. So, it is basically Gregerson(keeper), McCann(keeper), nice minor leaguers for Cain(who the other guy says he won't keep), Jones(keeper) and Olivo(nonkeeper). IF you look at it that way do you make the deal and give up Cain and Jones for McCann, Gregerson, and 3 stud minors? I think I could probably get Cain back next year if I want him and pitchers will be thrown back as a lot have been overbid on. What do you guys think?

Thanks for the response on mine. McCann is the best catcher in fantasy, so having him is incredibly valuable. The problem is that the other guys on that side are unknowns. Having top minor-leaguers is nice, but only in theory. Who knows how Gregerson and those three minors will do? I think I'd take the proven commodity in Cain, Jones, and Olivo. Again, McCann would be nice, but the other guys are just question marks.
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Re: Better Keepers?(WHIR)

Postby Lenny6 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:21 am

Thanks for helping me.

This is a tough call without knowing by how much pitchers outscore catchers in your league and without guessing at who you are going to keep or who might be available. Both Cain or McCann could be reasonable in a 16-team league at those prices since top-tier talent is at a premium. I generally go with pitching over catchers, but maybe those prospects are worth it. Sorry I couldn't be more definitive.
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Re: Better Keepers?(WHIR)

Postby Bolthead04 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:29 am

Thanks for the help on mine. :)

As for your question, I'd take the McCann side.

#1 - McCann is the best catcher in fantasy, PLUS he's at a decent price. He also isn't *as* injury prone getting scheduled days off.
#2 - Cain is good, but that price is too high. San Fran may be seriously hurting this time next year. Even if they aren't, a 23$ best in position bat trumps a 30$ non-ace but still good pitcher.
#3 - Losing Jones isn't great, but Gregerson is a good look-ahead risk for next year.
#4 - Those minor leaguers are nothing to shake a stick at.

It's not a landslide deal or anything, but I see much more value overall in the McCann side, along with a solid producer for this year.

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