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Postby oldmanbean » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:49 am

I currently have 3rd pick, and trader is #10. He is offering me Konerko and a waiver pick for Hellickson (who I am not keeping) and my draft pick. I now have to drop someone from my roster, and the only one that seems possible is Swisher. Good deal?? My keepers are highlighted, keeper cap is $130. Currently my total is 11 players, $129, Konerko is $8.

12 team points keeper league.
15 hitters, 10 pitchers.
1 point per TB, bb = 1, r = 1, rbi = 2, sb = 2, cs = -1
IP = 1, K = 1, W = 10, QS = 5, S = 5, BS = -5,L=-5,ER=-2,BB=-1
We start 1 at each position plus an EH. 6 pitchers, weeekly lineups



C N Hundley 9, Y Molina 4
1B M Cabrera 28, A Huff 14
2B K Johnson 11, T Nishioka 7
3B C Johnson 6, R Zimmerman 12
SS E Andrus 9, R Theriot 4
OF J Bautista 11, J Francoeur 9, H Pence 14, N Swisher 8
DH V Guerrero 17
P J Axford 9, B Beachy 6, H Bell 8, Z Britton 9, J Hellickson 9, D Hudson 11, C Lee 19, B Morrow 7, A Wainwright 6, J Zimmermann 10
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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby Urban Cohorts » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:01 am

I would decline this. Konerko at $8 is reasonable, but you already have Miggy at 1B, Zimmerman at 3B, which would leave Konerko stuck at your DH spot. Swisher isn't terrible and the #3 pick should land you someone good.
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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby oldmanbean » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:26 am

Urban Cohorts wrote:I would decline this. Konerko at $8 is reasonable, but you already have Miggy at 1B, Zimmerman at 3B, which would leave Konerko stuck at your DH spot. Swisher isn't terrible and the #3 pick should land you someone good.


I asked about getting Shields for Pence added to the deal, and he is thinking ... If I got Shields I would have to drop Pence regardless.

So, pending, Konerko and Shields for Helly and Pence
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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:11 am

I wouldn't drop Pence, or trade him.
Why get older with Konerko?
Btw, i keep Axford over Swisher.
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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby MaudDib » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:12 am

I still don't really like it. Konerko is getting to the age where a decline is imminent, very few players continue this kind of production this late in their careers. Plus you have no need for him because you already have a 1B. Shields is a good candidate to regress from last year. Last year came out of no where and you can hardly count on him repeating this.

So I see you buying high on two players that are likely to come back to earth quickly. Meanwhile you are giving up a quality OF in Pence and a SP who's numbers were better than they should have been last year but one who was also considered a top prospect. He is still very young and can easily start improving his secondary numbers and show that last year wasn't that much of a fluke. I don't think I would sell Hellickson right now, at least not without getting something back that has more sustainable stats.
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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby oldmanbean » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:55 pm

the more I think about it and with the replies here, I am not liking the trade either. I was not keeping Helly, which is why i would need to drop someone.

Should I consider Swisher for Shields???

as for Axford over Swisher, I disagree. Axford is not even in my top 6 P, whereas Swisher is a good #3 OF.

I am trying to get Greinke from #12, but he does not want to swap until he sees the keepers and who is available, which is not until march 1. So, I guess I will wait

Thanks for the help, more comments welcome
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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:12 am

oldmanbean wrote:Should I consider Swisher for Shields???


I think that is reasonable.
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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby MaudDib » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:44 am

Urban Cohorts wrote:
oldmanbean wrote:Should I consider Swisher for Shields???


I think that is reasonable.

I like this as well. Probably right about where I value Shields.
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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby kidsilk » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:20 pm

Swisher for Shields is definitely reasonable and I would go for it. As for your initial post...no way! Don't get older with Pauly.

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Re: Swap picks, part 3

Postby oldmanbean » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:41 pm

Of course he refused my offer, so I am ending trade talks with #10. Any other move would actually lessen my team.

Now, I was going to offer #12 my Hudson for his Greinke. Have a feeling he would not take it, but it is the only trade that would help my team.

here are the other possible ($ wise) offers that I can make:

Pence for Brandon Phillips ($14 each) or David Price ($15, doubtful)

Hudson for Corey hart ($11 each)

Hudson ($11) and Swisher ($8) for Reyes ($20)
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