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Postby ATLbraves » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:57 pm

I need more offense/depth, and I feel like I can trust Kipnis at 2B. So should I drop Kelly Johnson for any of those OF options:

Matt Joyce
Juan Rivera
David Murphy
J.D. Martinez
Josh Willingham
Willie Bloomquist
Rajai Davis
Raul Ibanez
Josh Reddick
Alfonso Soriano
Alex Rios
Jose Tabata
Vernon Wells
Angel Pagan
Mitch Moreland
Jason Bay
Chris Helsey
Yonder Alonso



I traded away three picks last year to help solidify my team and I ended up winning the championship. So I have a lot of prospects on my team, and I am a little thin in the OF.


12 team h2h keeper league (7 keepers)
Here is my roster for reference:

C Mike Napoli (Tex - C,1B)
1B Prince Fielder (Det - 1B)
2B Jason Kipnis (Cle - 2B)
3B Álex Rodríguez (NYY - 3B)
SS José Reyes (Mia - SS)
OF Shane Victorino (Phi - OF)
OF Mark Trumbo (LAA - 1B,OF)
OF Brandon Belt (SF - 1B,OF)
Util David Ortiz (Bos - Util)
SP Yu Darvish (Tex - SP)
SP Brandon Beachy (Atl - SP)
RP Brian Wilson (SF - RP)
RP Huston Street (SD - RP)
P Trevor Cahill (Ari - SP)
P Chris Sale (CWS - RP)
P Chris Pérez (Cle - RP)
BN Andrew McCutchen (Pit - OF)
BN Kelly Johnson (Tor - 2B)
BN Bryce Harper (Was - OF)NA
BN Tommy Hanson (Atl - SP)
BN Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)



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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby mixmastamikal » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:58 pm

I would drop him for Joyce or murphy
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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby Mortician » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:04 pm

Im a murphy fan too
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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:05 pm

I'd drop him. Since you're looking for depth I'd go with an upside play. JD Martinez is the guy I'd take a shot on. Rios is an interesting choice as well, but I'd probably only watch list him at this point.
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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:34 pm

Johnson is going to score an awful lot of Runs batting ahead of Bautista all year. I'd be more looking to trade Kipnis to fill the void you feel you have at OF.
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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby ATLbraves » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:38 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Johnson is going to score an awful lot of Runs batting ahead of Bautista all year. I'd be more looking to trade Kipnis to fill the void you feel you have at OF.

I should have put this in the OP. But Kipnis has good keeper value in our league. I was able to get him in the 20th round this year, and will be able to keep him in the 18th round next year.

I was also thinking about offering these two trades to someone who needs a 2B.

Trade A:
My Kelly Johnson and Chris Perez for Nick Swisher

Trade B:
My Kelly Johnson and Chris Perez for Nick Markakis


Do you think these are fair trade offers, and if so which one should I offer first? Or should I just offer them both?
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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby bodsquad » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:42 pm

I think you have solid team. I would not drop Johnson for an OF yet. You will always have that option. Johnson could be valueable if someone has an injury at 2B. He could score a bunch of runs and could still hit 20hr. trading Kipnis is an interesting option as well. You will get more depth once Harper gets called up. Hopefully before June.
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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby KaPluie » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:01 pm

ATLbraves wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Johnson is going to score an awful lot of Runs batting ahead of Bautista all year. I'd be more looking to trade Kipnis to fill the void you feel you have at OF.

I should have put this in the OP. But Kipnis has good keeper value in our league. I was able to get him in the 20th round this year, and will be able to keep him in the 18th round next year.

I was also thinking about offering these two trades to someone who needs a 2B.

Trade A:
My Kelly Johnson and Chris Perez for Nick Swisher

Trade B:
My Kelly Johnson and Chris Perez for Nick Markakis


Do you think these are fair trade offers, and if so which one should I offer first? Or should I just offer them both?


I like both of those trades for you. I'm getting a good vibe about Markakis now that he is completely healthy. As for the FA list, I really like J.D. Martinez for an upside pick. He'll be in the 3-hole most of the year, and has shown an ability to hit at all levels.
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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby Conrax » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:04 pm

I would do trade B (Kelly Johnson and Chris Perez for Nick Markakis) definitely. If you want to go waivers I would go Joyce, Martinez, Murphy in that order. But I would do waivers only if you can't get a trade done. Thanks for your help with mine.
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Re: Should I drop Kelly Johnson?? WHIR 100%

Postby mixmastamikal » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:11 pm

I have been a markakis fan for quite a while I would lean that way as well.
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