I've been offered a combination of Pedroia along with Price / Gallardo / McCutchen / Carlos Santana. Of those, I'd be most interested in Gallardo, followed by Price and McCutchen.
Again, four team keeper league. I love Cano, but that's a pretty solid offer. Leaves me with Lincecum, Pedrioa, Gallardo, and Beltre as keepers. I also have an early pick in this years draft, so I'd be well on the way to a strong team, probably picking up one of the top free agent bats with my first pick.
Any thoughts / advice? Which of the combos (Pedroia + ???) would you choose and why, or would you not do this trade at all? Thanks.
C- Pierzynski 1b - Ryan Howard 2b - R Cano 3b - Pablo Sandoval and Adrian Beltre SS - JJ Hardy OF - Melky Cabrera OF - Shane Victorino OF - BJ Upton UTIL - Micheal Bourn UTIL - Jeter Bench: Daniel Murphy, Mark Reynolds
P- U Jimenez P- Colby Lewis SP - Roy Oswalt SP - Tim Lincecum SP -James Shields RP - Papelbon and Brian Wilson Bench: Bartolo Colon
I'd do it for Pedroia and McCutchen. Your keepers would be Pedroia, McCutchen, Beltre, and Sandoval. I wouldn't consider keeping a pitcher over any of those guys unless it was Kershaw, Halladay, or Lee.
After the above opinions, I'm leaning towards it. That said, if I do it, who do you keep- Lincecum or Sandoval? I'm heavily favoring Lincecum as my league is often ptiching hungry, meaning that I need a high quality ace to be competitive...
wags87 wrote:After the above opinions, I'm leaning towards it. That said, if I do it, who do you keep- Lincecum or Sandoval? I'm heavily favoring Lincecum as my league is often ptiching hungry, meaning that I need a high quality ace to be competitive...
If you are holding on the Beltre as well then you may be able to keep lincecum instead of Pablo.
I like the deal if you get McCutchen. I would be fine keeping Linc as I think people are grading Pablo a little too high right now. Linc is stil one of the best pitchers and would likely go higher in a draft (not much but enough).
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