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Postby LARS929 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:09 pm

I'm in a 12 team H2H Dynasty League, Normal 5x5 cats with added walks for hitters and K/BB for pitchers.

I am trying to get Jay Bruce from his owner and am thinking about offering up this trade, but I wonder if it's too much. I am VERY high on Bruce, he was the No. 1 prospect in 2008 and is improving every year. His ceiling seems through the roof.

I would give: Nelson Cruz OR Matt Holliday along with Jon Lester

For Jay Bruce

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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:34 pm

I am super high on Bruce as well, but I think this is a bit too much. Either ask for another piece back in return or offer a closer instead of Lester in the deal.
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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby KempCamp » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:36 pm

I think your givin a bit much there. I like bruce for your team too so its close but lester is pretty damn good too and then you adding "just" a holliday or cruz there is payin pretty big i think. Unless you feel you can replace pitching, which sometimes I try to do to, then I could see it more. I jus feel the quality bat your adding to the good/great pitcher is overweighing it to his favor a tad much.

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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:42 pm

I would try Cruz and a closer
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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby GiantsFan14 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:57 pm

i prefer cruz slightly to bruce and holliday much more than bruce. i think both of those trades are pretty big overpays. yes he has big power, but unless he can cut down on his strike outs his average means he doesn't have that high of a fantasy ceiling.
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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:07 am

Cruz is almost even to Bruce for THIS year, and then your 1b ace? NO WAY!
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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:22 pm

Not a chance I do this trade. Lester is close to an Ace type player and Cruz is a solid OF.
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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby cfrat24 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:02 pm

cruz and a closer

DO NOT OFFER LESTER in that deal

and if u make that offer, ask for a small piece in return


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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby Kimbos Beard » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:24 am

Cruz and Bruce are close. No way I am giving up Lester. I wouldn't give anything more than a "toss-in" piece.
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Re: Cruz and Lester for Bruce? WHIR

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:07 am

Both of those are overpays.
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