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Should I trade for Braun?

Postby Beeblebrox » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:25 pm

12 teams, 5x5. Must keep exactly 10 each year, but no limit to how long players can be kept.

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1B Albert Pujols
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Jose Bautista

SS Elvis Andrus
LF Michael Morse
CF Matt Kemp
RF Justin Upton
Util Jacoby Ellsbury
Util Jay Bruce

Bench - Ben Zobrist, Aramis Ramirez, Nick Swisher, Andre Ethier, Kendrys Morales

SP - Clayton Kershaw, Cole Hamels, Matt Moore, Ricky Romero, Adam Wainwright, Roy Oswalt, Aroldis Chapman
RP - Brandon League, Rafael Betancourt


The 10 highlighted guys would be my keepers as of right now.

I could deal Bruce & Moore for Braun. The offer is on the table. Maybe a few draft picks change hands, but those guys would be the main players.

I don't think I really *NEED* Braun, but he would give me some nice positional flexibility, since I'd be giving an RF for an LF, allowing me to use that UTIL spot in other ways. I'd also have to pick some other player among the non-highlighted players to make my 10th keeper, and the vacant UTIL spot gives me options there.

I'm very high on both Bruce and Moore, and in a league where we can keep players forever, the idea of having Moore for a decade+ is pretty much the only thing that's kept me from already pulling the trigger. But I shouldn't let that stop me from doing this deal, should I?
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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:28 pm

Honestly, you don't need another pick til Round 23 with that team. ;-D But yea, make the deal for Braun and then keep Andrus or Morse. Heck it doesn't really matter who your 10th keeper is with Pujols, Bautista, Braun, Kemp, Upton, and so forth on the same team.
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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:27 pm

Do it and keep Morse.
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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:07 pm

1B Albert Pujols
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Jose Bautista
SS Elvis Andrus
LF Ryan Braun
CF Matt Kemp
RF Justin Upton
Util Jacoby Ellsbury
Clayton Kershaw, Cole Hamels

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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:09 pm

HOOTIE wrote:Do it and keep Morse.


yup, sweet trade for you.
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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby Beeblebrox » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:15 pm

Deal's done. In addition to the players, I gave my 2nd round pick and got his 5th round pick back. I won the league last year and our draft is non-snaking.

2nd round pick = 144th overall (after 12 teams x 10 keepers each)
5th round pick = 179th overall


Now to find someone to take a package of Zobrist, Andrus, and Morse and get myself one more 1st round stick of lumber for that empty Util spot, or maybe an uber-SP.
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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby Kimbos Beard » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:29 am

Haha, I would see no point in playing in this league.
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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby MrT » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:30 pm

Let's see -best player in baseball FOR UNKNOWN ROOKIE ND DECENT BAD AVERAGE POUTFIELDER. oH YEAH - IDEA IS TO WIN THIS YEAR AND WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE IN THE FUTURE. I would make the trade in a hearbeat.
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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby jtsandwich » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:15 pm

Your team is stacked and it is now even better, great trade for you.
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Re: Should I trade for Braun?

Postby MaudDib » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:26 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:Do it and keep Morse.


yup, sweet trade for you.

;-D I like Moore but if you can get a top 5 player, you make that deal.
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