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Postby sigriffey » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:29 pm

I now have two deals on the table. Which deal is the better one for me to make based on my roster below?

Deal A
I give: Ricky Romero and Austin Jackson
I get: Ian Kennedy

Deal B
I give: Ricky Romero, Lorenzo Cain and Mark Buerhle
I get: Desmond Jennings, Sergio Santos and Kyle Farnsworth

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C Alex Avila
1B Prince Fielder*
2B Dustin Pedroia*
3B Miguel Cabrera*
SS Hanley Ramirez*
OF Jacoby Ellsbury*
OF B.J. Upton
OF Austin Jackson
UT David Ortiz
UT Torii Hunter
UT Mike Moustakas
BN Lorenzo Cain
BN Colby Rasmus

SP Roy Halladay*
SP Cole Hamels
SP Ricky Romero
RP Jose Valverde
RP Grant Balfour
P Jordan Zimmermann
P Anibal Sanchez
P Brandon Beachy
BN Aroldis Chapman
BN Colby Lewis
BN Mark Buehrle
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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby Skimo77 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:47 pm

Hmm those are tricky ones... It looks to me that your starting pitching is pretty set with Halladay/Hamels/Romero/Zimmerman/Beachy and if Sanchez's arm is ok he'll be solid too. Your OF is probably your weakest point relying on two low AVG guys in BJ Upton and Austin Jackson (who is basically a poor mans BJ Upton in my opinion). In saying this, I think you throw out Deal A because you're already slim on OF's and Kennedy isn't a major upgrade from Romero in my opinion.

Deal B seems legit, because you very likely strengthen your OF while acquiring two closers. Mark Buerhle will hold very little fantasy value this season because his K rates are so low. So deal B is basically Romero and Cain (who has a lot of upside but not nearly as much as Jennings) for Jennings and 2 closers. So if i was to make either of these deals I'd take Deal B, though I don't think it's a total slam dunk either, making deals for closers this early can definitely backfire.
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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:07 pm

Skimo77 wrote:Hmm those are tricky ones... It looks to me that your starting pitching is pretty set with Halladay/Hamels/Romero/Zimmerman/Beachy and if Sanchez's arm is ok he'll be solid too. Your OF is probably your weakest point relying on two low AVG guys in BJ Upton and Austin Jackson (who is basically a poor mans BJ Upton in my opinion). In saying this, I think you throw out Deal A because you're already slim on OF's and Kennedy isn't a major upgrade from Romero in my opinion.

Deal B seems legit, because you very likely strengthen your OF while acquiring two closers. Mark Buerhle will hold very little fantasy value this season because his K rates are so low. So deal B is basically Romero and Cain (who has a lot of upside but not nearly as much as Jennings) for Jennings and 2 closers. So if i was to make either of these deals I'd take Deal B, though I don't think it's a total slam dunk either, making deals for closers this early can definitely backfire.


I like the idea of having a three headed monster in Halladay Hanels and Kennedy. But I also need help in other areas. What to do?
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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby Skimo77 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:11 pm

True, it'd be nice, but make sure you're not "paying for a career year" with Kennedy. Plus Romero isn't a major step back from Kennedy, so you have a solid guy already. You'd be upgrading your offense and your closer situation would be set. You could potentially deal some closers down the road for another SP if needs be, but you already have 3-4 solid SP's while your OF is suspect after Ellsbury.
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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby somervillesoxfan » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:14 pm

i like deal B,give you closers that you need and strengthens your OF. You can always find pitching on the WW and you could always flip upton for a decent SP if you wanted

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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:34 pm

Deal A is good, but i prefer
deal B, because you get 3 useful players back.

Balfour is shaky, you need Santos, and Farnsworth is there if you need him.

Jennings is better in UT then Moustakis.

You now upgraded 2 spots.

Yes you lose a SP, but you have 4 really nice ones.
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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby Johnny Tuttle » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:04 am

It's B for me as well.

That's a nice solidifiying deal for a run this year, and Jennings has a decent shot of forcing his way into your keeper list (or being tantalizing to someone else).

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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:08 am

The guy who tentatively offered Jennings keeps changing his mind.

Is that Romero and Jackson for Kennedy deal worth doing?
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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:12 am

I don't like any of the deals.

In deal one, I think Kennedy and Romero are actually about the same player. I don't see Kennedy getting the win total he did last year and everything is pretty close. So I don't see the point in adding Jackson to get a guy that you pretty much already have.

Deal two is ok but I don't think you need 2 more closers while your team is better off with Romero. If you think you need closers, you will be able to find them throughout the season. Closers change relatively often (it has already happened twice and another on the DL to start the season).
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Re: Deal A or Deal B? WHIR

Postby kidsilk » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:24 am

I wouldn't do deal A but would do deal B if the guy finally makes up his mind.:)
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