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Mauer for Adam Jones? Crazy? WHIR

Postby ytorf » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:06 am

Am I totally crazy for thinking of doing this?

I get: Joe Mauer and Betancourt
I give: Adam Jones and Cory Luebke

My reasoning: Mauer's going to be catching less than usual this year and should play more games, plus I need a closer. I'm not in love with Adam Jones, and while I like Luebke, I'm worried about his stamina over the whole season (and it being a H2H league I'm more worried about the playoffs)

So am I just talking myself into this? Relievers aren't that important in this league but I need *something*.

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13 team H2H points league

C-Geovany Soto
1B-Miguel Cabrera
2B-Neil Walker
3B-David Freese
SS-Alexei Ramirez
OF-Andrew McCutchen
OF-Adam Jones
OF-Carlos Beltran
UTIL-Billy Butler
SP-Tim Lincecum
SP-Zack Greinke
SP-Cory Luebke
SP-Anibal Sanchez
SP-Brandon Beachy
RP-Daniel Bard
RP-Kenley Jansen

Bench-Andre Ethier
Bench-Gaby Sanchez
Bench-Johnny Cueto
Bench-Mat Gamel
Bench-Brandon McCarthy
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Re: Mauer for Adam Jones? Crazy? WHIR

Postby jefferey13 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:17 am

Ehh I don't like it. I like outfielders this year, and I also like Adam Jones, good all around guy.

However, I don't think this trade is make or break. Follow your gut.
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Re: Mauer for Adam Jones? Crazy? WHIR

Postby TeeBall DH » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:17 am

I would hang on to Adam jones
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Re: Mauer for Adam Jones? Crazy? WHIR

Postby Nighttrain » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:09 am

It's a smoke screen trade. Mauer is all name. Guy brings nothing to the table but a high batting average. Most over rated player every year and people are still hanging on the 1 year he was good. Adam Jones could breakout big time this year.

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Re: Mauer for Adam Jones? Crazy? WHIR

Postby mpieco » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:21 am

Oof. I'd shy away from that trade. Jones is a 15-15 guy that will be hitting at the front/middle of a slightly underrated lineup. Mauer, like the previous poster said, "is all name". No power. No speed. He'll just hit the ball. I'd want a little more than that if I'm giving up a potential 15-15 guy.

As for the pitchers, saves can be had on the waiver market after 1-2 weeks. Just closely scrutinize bullpens, and pounce on guys when injuries or demotions strike. I'd hold on to a guy like Luebke.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Mauer for Adam Jones? Crazy? WHIR

Postby ytorf » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:49 am

Thanks everybody, I think I've come to my senses.

Our league is OPS-based with steals counting for very little is why I was considering it, but even then I don't think it makes sense.
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