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Pence/Bell for Weaver/C Young

Postby Bobby O » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:16 pm

I'm in a 10-team league, roto, 6 x 6 (reg 5 x 5 categories plus OPS and Holds)

Start: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OFs, Util, 3 SPs, 2 RPs and 5 Ps.

I drafted 5th. After waiver wire add/drops (no trades yet), my roster is as follows:

C Posey
1B Berkman
2B Ryan Roberts
3B Mark Reynolds
SS Tulowitski
OF Brett Gardner, Ichiro, and Carlos Lee
Util Adam Lind
Bench: Chris Young, Scutaro, Werth, Lucroy, Alexei Ramirez

SP Halladay, Felix Hernandez, J Weaver
RP Mariano Rivera, Valverde
P Hamels, Ubaldo, Joel Peralta, Bill Bray, Edward Mujica
Bench: None

Is offering Weaver and Chris Young for Hunter Pence and Heath Bell a fair trade? The other owner says he needs SP help.

I am considering dropping Ubaldo for a middle reliever or possible closer (Bard, Lidge, Melancon, Affeldt, Casilla).

What say ye?
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Re: Pence/Bell for Weaver/C Young

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:09 pm

That's not a terrible trade. Carlos Lee is not your ideal OF3 in a 10 team league, so this would give you a boost.

Also, you've got several players on your roster that you need to drop immediately. In a 10 team league, even one that counts holds, I flat-out guarantee you can find better players on the FA list:

Scutaro - there's little reason to carry one backup SS, let alone two.
Lucroy - ditto backup catchers. If Posey goes down, in a 10 team league it's not like you'll be hurting for options.
Bill Bray - I know you count holds, but there are better options out there. In this shallow a league you should be able to find holds guys that routinely put up 9+ K/9, and that's not Bray.
Edward Mujica - he's a decent setup guy, but my gut says there are better RP options out there.

I'd drop all these guys for higher upside RP to fill out your P spots, then grab as many high risk/high reward SP as you can.
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Re: Pence/Bell for Weaver/C Young

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:11 pm

lane_anasazi2 wrote:That's not a terrible trade. Carlos Lee is not your ideal OF3 in a 10 team league, so this would give you a boost.

Also, you've got several players on your roster that you need to drop immediately. In a 10 team league, even one that counts holds, I flat-out guarantee you can find better players on the FA list:

Scutaro - there's little reason to carry one backup SS, let alone two.
Lucroy - ditto backup catchers. If Posey goes down, in a 10 team league it's not like you'll be hurting for options.
Bill Bray - I know you count holds, but there are better options out there. In this shallow a league you should be able to find holds guys that routinely put up 9+ K/9, and that's not Bray.
Edward Mujica - he's a decent setup guy, but my gut says there are better RP options out there.

I'd drop all these guys for higher upside RP to fill out your P spots, then grab as many high risk/high reward SP as you can.


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Re: Pence/Bell for Weaver/C Young

Postby MaudDib » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:51 pm

I would rather have Weaver and Young. I agree with most of the above except for Scutaro. I think he is a good player and under-rated by most. If anything I would look to make a trade with one of these SS for something.
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Re: Pence/Bell for Weaver/C Young

Postby Bobby O » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:15 pm

I picked Scutaro for his 2B eligibility. I'm thinking his numbers will increase in Colorado. I'll keep him as backup for Roberts.

I see your point about Lucroy. I may drop him.

I picked up Bray and Mujica for their Holds, and ERA and WHIP.

I may drop Ubaldo. Here's other RPs available (sorting by Holds from last season):

Veras, Qualls, Woods, Hawkins, Javier Lopez. All have more Holds, but inferior ERA and/or WHIP.

Other well-ranked (by Y! standards) RPs are: Aceves, Melancon, Collmenter, Janssen, Alburquerque, Casilla, Affeldt.

Who would you consider?
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Re: Pence/Bell for Weaver/C Young

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:22 pm

Melancon would be my 1st choice.
A nice K/9, and he should get lots of holds in front of Bailey.
Casilla isn't bad in SF.
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