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My Bruce for CJ Wilson/Berkman? WHIR!!!!

Postby jruffus1 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:03 am

The commissioner of my 12-team H2H Keeper league really wants to make a deal for my Jay Bruce. If I were to ask for L Berkman and CJ Wilson in exchange for him, would that be fair? Any suggestions on other trade combinations based on our teams below?

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His Roster:

C - Ramos
1st - Pujols
2nd - Kendrick
3rd - Arod
SS - Reyes
OF - Berkman
OF - Beltran
OF - Pagan
Util - R Zimmerman

Bench: Bryce Harper, Carl Crawford (DL)

SPs:

Lincecum
Wilson
Hellickson
Liriano
Hughes
Peavy
Buchholz

RPs:

Perez
H Rodriguez
Sipp
R Soriano
Bailey (DL)

My Roster:

C - M Montero
1st - Goldschmidt
2nd - Kinsler
3rd - Lawrie
SS - Castro
OF - Kemp
OF - Bruce
OF - Ethier
Util - Ortiz

Bench:

Morales, D Young

SPs:

Lester
Hanson
Wainwright
Kuroda
Masterson
Bard

RPs:

Bell
Capps
Broxton
Aceves

Holland
Perkins
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Re: My Bruce for CJ Wilson/Berkman? WHIR!!!!

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:05 am

I don't think that's nearly enough for Jay Bruce in a keeper league.
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Re: My Bruce for CJ Wilson/Berkman? WHIR!!!!

Postby MaudDib » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:30 pm

I would want more. Bruce is young and on the rise. Both those guys are aging and not the best keeper players. Get a nice young stud and one of those and I would be happy.
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Re: My Bruce for CJ Wilson/Berkman? WHIR!!!!

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:43 pm

I agree that Berkman/Wilson is not nearly enough for Bruce. Your team is very good for a 12 team keeper. You could ask for Lincecum, or go all-in this year and ask for Pujols for Bruce+ something.
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Re: My Bruce for CJ Wilson/Berkman? WHIR!!!!

Postby jovenparque » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:19 pm

reply is long so short version is that i would accept the trade despite the concerns the above posters raise.

i have bruce as a keeper on my team and i like him a lot.

i agree that the keeper aspect might discourage this trade since bruce is probably the best keeper.

but ignore the keeper issue for a second. you're getting berkman, who was a better fantasy player last season, and cj wilson. espn ranks bruce as the 13th outfielder and berkman as the 19th outfielder. the difference between their auction values is three dollars ($21-$18). espn ranks cj wilson as the 17th starting pitcher ($15).

those two players are a significant return for your bruce. will bruce outperform berkman this year? bruce didn't last year, but i think it's very possible. but will bruce outperform berkman more than cj wilson will potentially outperform the player you drop? i doubt it.

going back to the keeper issue, i believe the highest priority at this stage of the season is to win the current season. perhaps the threshold issue to resolve is your chance of winning the league after this trade. if your team sucks (which it doesn't) and you significantly improve it at the cost of a special keeper (if bruce can be considered that), then you might decline the trade and preserve your keeper. but if your team is solid (which i believe it is) and you significantly improve it at the cost of a special keeper, then, at least for me, you make the deal.

bruce, prone to hot streaks, is hot right now with 3HR in 3 games. i believe your commissioner is overreacting to week 1 and you should take advantage.

edit: i misread the post. i thought commissioner already made offer. ask for the moon with bruce. he's hot right now and your commissioner might overvalue him.
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