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Trading Longoria, which deal would you prefer?

Postby UrbanatorNation » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:46 pm

Keeper league, must keep 4 hitters and 4 pitchers
5 by 5 categories
H2H

1B Adrian Gonzalez
1B/3B Miguel Cabrera
3B Longoria
OF Carlos Gonzalez

SP Kershaw
SP Verlander
SP Lee
SP Anibal Sanchez

I've got two offers on the table for Longoria:

1) Longoria for Kinsler straight up
2) Longoria for Starlin Castro and Latos

I draft 11th of 12th in a snake draft. After keepers and by the time it gets to me I'll be looking at Walker/Kipnis/Ackely at 2B and probably Peralta/Aybar/Drew at SS. And if they're too big a reach I'll probably take OF with my 1st pick. I've pretty much decided that I'd rather fill a position of need than my utility spot.

I've looked at about 10 different sources, and Longoria and Kinsler aren't too horribly far apart. From a pure offensive perspective I obviously prefer Kinsler, but the 2nd deal gets me more in return. Latos would replace Anibal as my 4th pitcher. I've also looked at guys like Gordon and Bonifacio at SS, but I'm concerned about waiting until it gets back to me again that they'll still be there.

Hope that made sense. Appreciate any advice
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Re: Trading Longoria, which deal would you prefer?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:50 pm

I'd pass on both. While a healthy Kinsler is probably better than Longoria, you kind of have to expect he'll miss some time at some point. The second trade just isn't near enough value.
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Re: Trading Longoria, which deal would you prefer?

Postby Element » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:51 pm

I would just keep Longo. He has top 5 abilities & 3B is horrible. I would aim to fill my UT spot with a 3B or 1B eligible player anyway.
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Trading Longoria, which deal would you prefer?

Postby RogerThat » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:06 pm

Pass on both offers
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Postby CyboNinja » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:09 pm

Hell no! and no. Keep Longo. Top 10 overall player imo.
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Postby MaudDib » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:07 pm

Agree with everyone else. This is a no go. Bad trade for you on all parts.
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Re: Trading Longoria, which deal would you prefer?

Postby MashinSpuds » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:13 pm

Nothing wrong with the Util position, especially if filled with a top 10 guy. Do neither deal.

However, if you *had* to trade Longoria due to some kind of contract issue or whatnot, get something else with Kinsler. It would have to be a better pitcher than Sanchez. Skip the second deal.
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Re: Trading Longoria, which deal would you prefer?

Postby UrbanatorNation » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:19 pm

Thanks everyone. That option was moving slowly from the back of my mind to the front, and now you've all confirmed it
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