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Postby chargerss24 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:20 am

Simple question for a keeper league, the owner is selling on Heyward, but wants my Kimbrel. On the fence with this one, what are the thoughts on Heyward breaking out this year? Is he someone to target in keeper leagues? He's been sort of ho-hum the past couple years, but he's still really young. Thoughts? WHIR as always. ;-D
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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby MaudDib » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:25 pm

I would be fine with that trade. I like Heyward and I his biggest problem is health. When he has been fully healthy, he has looked good but it seemed last year he was constantly battling injuries. This is no sure thing but his upside is much greater than Kimbrel. Plus RP are notoriously unstable so there is no guarantee that Kimbrel will continue his success. You can always find closers but you can't always find OF with this kind of upside.
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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby fantasygameday » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:33 pm

Without know how many keepers you can have, I would lean towards acquiring Heyward. I am not a huge fan, but I do think if Heyward can remain healthy for a full season his numbers would be fantastic. Closers come and go, but Heyward has the ability to be a solid producer for years to come if he can stay healthy.
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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:42 pm

I'd do it.
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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby chargerss24 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:42 pm

As of right now, this is what my team looks like: (12-team, 6x6 (Standard stats + Holds/OBP) unlimited keepers if under $26 budget)

C - Devin Meseroco
C - OPEN
1B - Eric Hosmer
2B - Dustin Pedroia
SS - Starlin Castro
3B - Evan Longoria
CI - OPEN
MI - Zach Cozart
OF - Carlos Gonzalez, Justin Upton, Andrew McCutchen
U - Desmond Jennings, Yonder Alonso, OPEN

SP - David Price, James Shields, Zack Greinke, Drew Pomeranz, OPEN
RP - Craig Kimbrel, OPEN, OPEN, OPEN

Minors - Shelby Miller, OPEN

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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:02 pm

I'd trade the risk associated with RP for the risk associated with a talent like Heyward staying healthy. Unfortunately it's a trade that will ultimately be assessed after the fact, which isn't really fair, but right now I like the deal.
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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:33 pm

Give me the super talent in Heyward.
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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby fast dogs » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:55 pm

chargerss24 wrote:As of right now, this is what my team looks like: (12-team, 6x6 (Standard stats + Holds/OBP) unlimited keepers if under $26 budget).

So are there prices already attached to these 2? With 4 great OF already in place, you really don't need another OF as much as a star closer; even tho everyone prefers Heyward if price and current rosters aren't a factor...
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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:36 pm

bigh0rt wrote:I'd trade the risk associated with RP for the risk associated with a talent like Heyward staying healthy. Unfortunately it's a trade that will ultimately be assessed after the fact, which isn't really fair, but right now I like the deal.


I agree with this. It's a gamble to be sure, but all you have to do is remember previous seasons to know that RP turnover is like clockwork.
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Re: Jason Heyward for Craig Kimbrel

Postby bigguy1551 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:55 pm

I like Hayward a lot. Still young with a boatload of potential. Granted Kimbrel had a great year, but realistically he isnt going to improve a whole lot. Cheap saves are availble later on in the draft. One rule i try to follow is if a trade is close, take the hitter unless you are trying to make a move to improve your team inseason.
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