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Postby jcflash5 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:14 pm

I am in a 10 team keeper league and we all get to keep 14 keepers and it is a salary league. I have an opportunity to trade away Jay Bruce who is $11 and in his last contract year and has to be dropped after this season, for Jesus Montero is $1 and can be kept for future years. We start 5 OF and my remaining 4 would be McCutchen, Stanton, Heyward, and Jennings. I also have Mike Trout waiting in my minor league team along with Machado, Shelby Miller, and Pomeranz. Do I pull the trigger on this long term?
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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby lilfrier » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:19 pm

Wow, that is rough. Since it is a shallow, 10-team league, I would do it. It woun't be that hard to replace Bruce's production. However, an elite offensive catcher is worth a lot in any league. Just know that SafeCo might do some harm to Montero's power (and AVG/OPS as a result).
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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby MadDog36 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:14 pm

Several years of Montero outweigh one year of Bruce DO IT.
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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby BoBtheMule » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:07 pm

Should not assume that Montero will be a catcher throughout the next few years... but either way I'd do that.
One year of Bruce is worth a lot less than several of Montero even as a DH.

The only reason I wouldn't do it is if you're really close to contending this year and there isn't an acceptable replacement for Bruce.

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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby pungent » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:36 pm

MadDog36 wrote:Several years of Montero outweigh one year of Bruce DO IT.


Agreed...
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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:45 pm

Give me Bruce for one year. ;-D
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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:11 pm

I'd take Montero. Your OF is already very strong and with Trout on the way, you probably won't miss Bruce in 2013 and on. Given the salary and length of contract, I'd want Montero all the way. The only situation under which I'd keep Bruce is if you were all-in for 2012 and starved for HR.
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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby kidsilk » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:16 pm

I'd take Montero all the way.
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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby MaudDib » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:50 pm

kidsilk wrote:I'd take Montero all the way.

;-D Agreed.
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Re: Keeper League Trade

Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:24 am

raiders_umpire wrote:Give me Bruce for one year. ;-D


I agree with raiders. Bruce for 1 year in a 10 team league is much more valuable than Montero. I don't care about long term much if you can win right now. Keeping Bruce gives you a dominant set of keepers, as far as the OF goes anyways. And since you didn't mention more than 1 catcher spot, their value goes WAY down IMO. You can always redraft an average catcher each year if only 10 are being started.
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