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Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby kidsilk » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:01 am

14 team league, roto, 6x6 with Holds and OPS, 3 keepers per year. I need a second closer badly as I only have Farnsworth and all the closers are now gone. A guy in my league offered me Andrew Bailey for Chase Utley. If I did this I could pick up Beckham, Infante, Hudson,Roberts, Casilla, in the draft to take Utley's place. Is this a good deal for me?

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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby lilfrier » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:10 am

RP is volatile and deep. Keep Utley.
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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby bconstant4 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:17 am

I agree, Keep Utley and see what happens down the road. You'd be losing value
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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby kidsilk » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:25 am

Now he is offering me Gio Gonzalez for Utley. Would you do that?
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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby lilfrier » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:38 am

To be blunt, I wouldn't want to trade Utley unless it's a clearly-superior pitcher or you get a good 2B back.
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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:35 am

kidsilk wrote:Now he is offering me Gio Gonzalez for Utley. Would you do that?

No, that is even worse.
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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby dmbpanic » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:37 am

I wouldn't do Utley for Bailey. Agree with others that saves are too volatile and you can always grab saves based on in-season changes. Bailey never stays healthy for a full season anyway.

I don't think I'd do Utley for Gio either. I like Gio and think he will do even better in the NL, but 2B is so thin. I think Utley is under valued right now, so the timing to trade him isn't good.

It sounds like the other manager really wants Utley, so if you are comfortable with drafting a lesser 2B, you should counter with something more in your favor and see what happens.

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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:47 am

Unless you think Utley is just done and want to sell him for 40 cents on the dollar, I'd hold out for more.
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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby dannahann » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:32 am

If you are diligent you'll be able to find saves all year given the insane rate of turnover with closers, and why take one that gets injured so often? Gio could be OK (I personally see him a bit overrated) but Utley is simply worth more than either of those pitchers.
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Re: Utley for Bailey?(WHIR)

Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:38 am

In a 14 team league I think you need to keep Utley here..
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