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Keeper League: Verlander for Kershaw?

Postby Xylo » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:10 pm

I'm in a 12-team points league. We keep 10 players and JV is far and away my best player. The Kershaw owner offered me this trade today. I have a mancrush on the kid. Should I sell Verlander while his stock is at an all-time high? Or am I being an idiot for considering this?

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Re: Keeper League: Verlander for Kershaw?

Postby mpieco » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:14 pm

Wow. Very interesting trade offer.

2.34 14-5 169 0.89 .193

2.72 12-4 173 1.04 .213

Verlander is on top, Kershaw on the bottom. Almost identical everything. Kershaw and Verlander are on the same exact tier in my mind, so no, you wouldn't be crazy for accepting this.

It's really a matter of personal preference I suppose. How does the keeper system work? Can you only keep them for a certain length? Does the round the player was drafted in have any impact? Maybe the key the unlocking this "problem" is knowing more about your keeper system.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Trade accepted! Thanks for the help!
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Re: Keeper League: Verlander for Kershaw?

Postby Xylo » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:40 pm

Nope, it's just a straight-forward keeper league where we keep 10 of our guys. Nothing creative or too crazy. I like the fact that Verlander has always been legit, but now in his late-20's, he's starting to really hit his stride. It makes me think that in five years, when Kershaw is at the same point in his career, he could be even better.
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Re: Keeper League: Verlander for Kershaw?

Postby jruffus1 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:53 pm

They will both have equal strikeout numbers but I believe that Verlander will have a lower ERA at the end of the season and he is also on a much better offensive team (which means more wins) - So all in all, I'd stick with Verlander.
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Re: Keeper League: Verlander for Kershaw?

Postby gibby7 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:29 am

For a keeper league you got to like the way kershaw is pitching at such a young age....

I'd go kershaw. personal preference.
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Re: Keeper League: Verlander for Kershaw?

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:32 am

I love Verlander, but Kershaws age makes him the easy choice.
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