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Postby ATLbraves » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:37 pm

I haven't been able to get a trade through, so I am now looking at the FA for a backup 3B while Beltre is down. Pedro Alvarez is on the FA, and Casey McGehee is on the WW. Should I give Pedro the shot? He has looked great since being recalled and he had a great second half last year, so if he can produce those numbers again it would be a great pickup.

Some other FA 3B options are:
Chase Headley
Alberto Callaspo
Maicer Izturis
Justin Turner
Edwin Encarnacion
Adam Kennedy
Eduardo Nunez
Wilson Betemit



I would have to drop either Carlos Pena, Travis Snider (would be a 15th round pick next year), or Bud Norris.

I am leaning towards dropping Pena since it's a keeper league and I could keep Snider as a 15th round pick next year.



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2B- Dan Uggla
3B-
SS- Jose Reyes
OF- Chris Young
OF- Matt Holliday
OF- Drew Stubbs
Util- Michael Morse
BN- Carlos Pena
BN - Travis Snider
DL - Adrian Beltre


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Re: Pedro Alvarez is a FA, should I pick him up? WHIR 100%

Postby mpieco » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:08 pm

I think Alvarez is the add to make.

And for keeper purposes, I guess I don't mind dropping Pena too much. If you think Snider as a 15th could be worth it, then by all means, hold onto him.
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Re: Pedro Alvarez is a FA, should I pick him up? WHIR 100%

Postby Seanyfever » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Pedro would be my add. Aren't the Brewers somewhat in the market for an upgrade at 3B? This may affect McGehee. I'd even entertain Encarnacion's hot streak before McGehee.

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Re: Pedro Alvarez is a FA, should I pick him up? WHIR 100%

Postby ATLbraves » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:58 pm

Seanyfever wrote:Pedro would be my add. Aren't the Brewers somewhat in the market for an upgrade at 3B? This may affect McGehee. I'd even entertain Encarnacion's hot streak before McGehee.

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Re: Pedro Alvarez is a FA, should I pick him up? WHIR 100%

Postby GiantFanatic » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:02 am

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Re: Pedro Alvarez is a FA, should I pick him up? WHIR 100%

Postby mzkp54 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:52 am

If you're planning on keeping Snider, then I'd drop Pena for Alvarez.


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Re: Pedro Alvarez is a FA, should I pick him up? WHIR 100%

Postby howardryan6 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:33 pm

In a keeper league, Alvarez is the player to add. I'm assuming he wouldn't be expensive to keep and if he breaks out in the second half like he did last year it will be well worth it. I'd drop Pena for him.
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