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Eric Thames or Ryan Raburn in a trade

Postby soccrtiger13 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:47 pm

8 Team AL Only
Ellsbury is my only other holdover outfielder.

I would be using either guy as OFs due to the fact that I already have Alcides Escobar and Jason Kipnis in the middle infield.
Thames at $1 or Raburn at $2?

I feel Raburn could bust out as he is just raking this spring but I think Thames is the safer play. I am trading Doug Fister ($10) for one of these guys. What Raburn does do is give me some position flexibility, in case I'm unable to (also the irony of him comitting error after error and keeping Fister's ERA low would be funny) . Looking at projections the major difference I see is about 15 points in batting average.

Which guy do I go for. Keeper deadline is at 4:30 so need to know by then.
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Re: Eric Thames or Ryan Raburn in a trade

Postby MaudDib » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:47 pm

I would take Raburn. Love the position flexibility and I think he has a better year than Thames. Thames might have won the job now but if he struggles and Snider keeps on hitting then things could change rather quickly.
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Re: Eric Thames or Ryan Raburn in a trade

Postby Halo Homers » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:56 pm

I'd go Thames. Raburn has proven that he can't cut it as a starter... to inconsistent. I think Leyland sees him as a platoon guy.

Thames will be getting a full shot a regular playing time. Love Toronto's offense and I think their playing style (low average, hit for power) fits him. Yeah there is risk he flops, but I think work case he shares time with Snider the rest of the year.

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