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Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby Doughhead » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:44 pm

We keep 4. I've already settled on Pujols, Bautista, and Cano. I traded Stanton and I'm trying to trade one of Gonzalez or Kershaw, but it's entirely possible I can't get anything for either of them. If that's the case, which one should I hang on to?

Part of me wants to keep Cargo, go in with a ridiculous offense, and then focus on pitching with two of my first three picks.

But part of me thinks it's better to anchor my rotation with Kershaw (possibly the #1 pitcher in fantasy), knowing my offense already has a great start with Pujols/Bautista/Cano. Then I can just focus on BPA in the early rounds and not have to worry so much about pitching.
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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:49 pm

i do have kershaw as the #1 pitcher, but cargo is first round talent. i'd definitely rather have him. super sick start to an offense btw.
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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby Beeblebrox » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:53 pm

I'll probably be in the minority here, but I like Kershaw for your 4th, especially if you can keep players forever.

CarGo is full of category-juice, but he misses a bit too much time with injuries for my liking, and those home/away splits are redonkulous. I tend to think of him as a fantasy platoon player, in that you need to put him on the bench when he's on the road.
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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:31 pm

Cargo for sure
If you really want Kershaw, then drop Cano
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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby andrewkeefe » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:47 pm

For balance, I would normally keep Kershaw. But, with so few keepers I think I would have to stay with the four hitters. With only four keepers, you really want the least injury risk as possible. Pitchers, inherently, have a higher injury risk.

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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby bouncepass » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:59 pm

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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby Element » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:47 pm

I hate throwing Kershaw back, but you have to. Cargo is your guy here.
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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby kins80 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:12 am

Try trading Cano for picks, and then keep them both. If not, just keep Cargo. Kershaw is great, but his arm could always fall off tomorrow.

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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby SecretAgentMan » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:21 am

Maybe try to trade Kershaw and Gonzalez for someone like MCab or Tulo? The problem with only 4 keepers is that almost every team is going to have 4 decent ones since you are not going deep into the player pool and that makes getting a trade done very difficult.
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Re: Final Keeper: Cargo or Kershaw? WHIR

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:44 am

It's painful, but if it's one or the other, Car-Go.
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