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Motte for Rollins and Alonso?(WHIR)

Postby kidsilk » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:01 pm

NL only league, auction style with 7 keepers and 260 dollar cap, 5x5 roto style

My Keepers as of now:

Bruce(33)
Wright(38)
Holliday(34)
Lincecum(33)
CarGo(42)
Alonso(1)
Garza(20)

I have been offered Jason Motte(2) for my Alonso(1) and Rollins(23...who I am not keeping). I normally wouldn't consider this but finding a closer in a 13 team NL only league may be difficult especially with my lack of finances going into the draft. Knowing what you know would you keep Motte(he also has Jansen) over Alonso? Leave your links and I will help you out. Thanks.
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Re: Motte for Rollins and Alonso?(WHIR)

Postby MashinSpuds » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:10 pm

I think you've got to get Motte somehow given your league and finances, yes. You have to hope, though, that Motte keeps the job for a few years (and even this season). It's a risk, but since you're not keeping Rollins anyway and no one really knows what Alonso is going to do in SD, you should make the trade to rest easier on draft day.

If you haven't told the other guy you aren't planning to keep Rollins anyway (thus showing your hand), see if you can weasel Jansen out of him as well. Jansen could just be a reliever this year if Guerra hangs on, and with Jansen's recent injury his stock might be a little lower. If the other guy really wants Rollins and Alonso, I would think he could throw in Jansen for you to speculate with.
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Re: Motte for Rollins and Alonso?(WHIR)

Postby mkultra » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:27 pm

I like Motte finally getting his chance in STL, but do you have any inkling of who's going to be available at 1B? Alonso's not great, but he's got pop and he'll get 1B eligibility quickly. In an NL-only league, he's arguably a Top-10 guy at that position. Looking at your finances, you'd be going into your draft with $58 after that trade, and I'd rather be sprinkling that money on high-risk pitchers than be forced to bid up someone like Duda or Belt.
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Re: Motte for Rollins and Alonso?(WHIR)

Postby MaudDib » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:37 pm

I would do this deal. I don't think Alonso will do much for you and you weren't keeping Rollins anyway. Motte has been pretty good as a closer so far and like you said closers will be hard to find especially at this price point.
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