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Postby sigriffey » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:30 pm

I like my team overall, but in the past I have won on account of having a host of legit aces at the top. I think I can afford to assemble a host of #2/#3 starters to achieve a similar effect, but I need some advice. I can leverage Torii Hunter + a SP to get a guy a tier above. Any suggestions on who to include and what kind of pitcher to target?


Some deals I have on the table that a guy is mulling are:

Hunter/Romero for Kennedy/McCarthy
Hunter/M.Cain for Kershaw
Hunter/Anibal Sanchez for Kennedy/McCarthy

Any ideas on how I could push something through? I'd love to shed Colby Lewis or Anibal somehow as I simply trust them less. But I could be misguided on that.


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1B Prince Fielder*
2B Dustin Pedroia*
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SS Hanley Ramirez*
OF Jacoby Ellsbury*
OF B.J. Upton
OF Torii Hunter
UT Mike Moustakis
UT Jesus Montero
UT Austin Jackson
BN Lorenzo Cain
BN Colby Rasmus

SP Roy Halladay*
SP Matt Cain
SP Ricky Romero
RP Jose Valverde
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P Aroldis Chapman
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P Brandon Beachy
BN Colby Lewis
BN Vance Worley
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Re: How to Improve This Staff? WHIR

Postby javens » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:41 pm

I would use your offense to make a trade, considering how strong it is. If I were you I would consider dealing Ellsbury for a Verlander or Kershaw straight up. I think Ellsbury's SB's might take a dip considering how important to the offense he has become. That said, I don't think a move is absolutely necessary. In a 12 team league, Halladay/Cain/Romero is a pretty solid top 3 considering how good your offense is.

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Re: How to Improve This Staff? WHIR

Postby Halo Homers » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:55 pm

Given that your stacked in the OF, there are two ways you could approach this:

1) Wait until the season starts. I think Cain and Rasmus will perform better than their pre season ADP, which will make them very attractive. You could then pair them with a lesser pitcher, and like Lewis and Burhele, and upgrade that way.

2) The other option is to strike now. I like the Hunter/Romero for Kennedy/McCarthy if you can swing it. I don't think a savvy owner would bite at that, but worth a try.

I personally like option 1, just because I think your OF will look even more loaded to other owners once the season starts.

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Re: How to Improve This Staff? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:58 pm

Halo Homers wrote:Given that your stacked in the OF, there are two ways you could approach this:

1) Wait until the season starts. I think Cain and Rasmus will perform better than their pre season ADP, which will make them very attractive. You could then pair them with a lesser pitcher, and like Lewis and Burhele, and upgrade that way.

2) The other option is to strike now. I like the Hunter/Romero for Kennedy/McCarthy if you can swing it. I don't think a savvy owner would bite at that, but worth a try.

I personally like option 1, just because I think your OF will look even more loaded to other owners once the season starts.

Please help with mine.

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This guy just offered me this deal. Thoughts?

I give: Cain, Romero and Montero
I get: Papi, Hamels and Jordan Zimmermann

I am not wild about giving up Cain AND Romero.... thoughts?
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Re: How to Improve This Staff? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:02 pm

sigriffey wrote:
Halo Homers wrote:Given that your stacked in the OF, there are two ways you could approach this:

1) Wait until the season starts. I think Cain and Rasmus will perform better than their pre season ADP, which will make them very attractive. You could then pair them with a lesser pitcher, and like Lewis and Burhele, and upgrade that way.

2) The other option is to strike now. I like the Hunter/Romero for Kennedy/McCarthy if you can swing it. I don't think a savvy owner would bite at that, but worth a try.

I personally like option 1, just because I think your OF will look even more loaded to other owners once the season starts.

Please help with mine.

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This guy just offered me this deal. Thoughts?

I give: Cain, Romero and Montero
I get: Papi, Hamels and Jordan Zimmermann

I am not wild about giving up Cain AND Romero.... thoughts?


I kind of like it. Hamels is better than Cain and Zimmermann is better than Romero. You don't need Montero and Papi fills your util just as well.
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Re: How to Improve This Staff? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:04 pm

MaudDib wrote:
sigriffey wrote:
Halo Homers wrote:Given that your stacked in the OF, there are two ways you could approach this:

1) Wait until the season starts. I think Cain and Rasmus will perform better than their pre season ADP, which will make them very attractive. You could then pair them with a lesser pitcher, and like Lewis and Burhele, and upgrade that way.

2) The other option is to strike now. I like the Hunter/Romero for Kennedy/McCarthy if you can swing it. I don't think a savvy owner would bite at that, but worth a try.

I personally like option 1, just because I think your OF will look even more loaded to other owners once the season starts.

Please help with mine.

viewtopic.php?t=442432


This guy just offered me this deal. Thoughts?

I give: Cain, Romero and Montero
I get: Papi, Hamels and Jordan Zimmermann

I am not wild about giving up Cain AND Romero.... thoughts?


I kind of like it. Hamels is better than Cain and Zimmermann is better than Romero. You don't need Montero and Papi fills your util just as well.


That was the big mystery for me ... is Zimmermann better than Romero? If so, maybe it's not so bad then. Should I take it?
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Re: How to Improve This Staff? WHIR

Postby mpieco » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:05 pm

It'd be nice to throw Hamels on your team, but at the expense of Cain? I don't know. I'm not so sure that latest offer is an improvement for you. I think you end up moving sideways. For all we know Montero could be a keeper on your team for next year. Are you bringing any keepers on? I guess Hamels could be a keeper in theory, but I don't think you'd end up keeping a second pitcher over a 5th bat (is Halladay done after this year?)

I'd try to bring on Kennedy/McCarthy. Hunter is easily replaced, and Romero I can take or leave. I'm higher on the two you're getting back.
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