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Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:57 pm

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H2H Points
One year league

Batters:
1B: 1 point
2B: 2
3B: 3
HR: 4
RBI: 1
SB: 2
CS: -2
BB: 1
IBB: 1
K: -1
GDIP: -4
CYC: 4
SLAM: 5

Pitchers:
IP: 1
W: 7
L: -7
CG: 4.5
SHO: 9
SV: 7
ER: -1
BB: -1
IBB: -1
K: 0.5
HLD: 4
NH: 18
PG: 27
QS: 3.5
BSV: -7

I was offered Buster Posey for my John Axford. I don't really have another good closer after Axford, but I'm waiting on Montero to get the C eligibility (which could take a month). Once he does, I don't really need him AND Posey. So the trade might make sense for now, but maybe not for the long haul. Should I do it anyway and count on being able to trade Montero or Posey later?

Team here:
C: Jesus Montero
1B: Freddie Freeman
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: David Wright
SS: Starlin Castro
OF: Chris Young
OF: Corey Hart
OF: Nelson Cruz
Util: Ike Davis
BN: Bryce Harper, Justin Morneau, Yoenis Cespedes, Matt Joyce
DL: Carl Crawford

SP: Justin Verlander, Matt Moore, Adam Wainwright, Johan Santana, Clay Buchholz, Vance Worley
RP: John Axford, Carlos Marmol, Tyler Clippard, Jonathan Broxton, Hector Santiago
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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby mixmastamikal » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:11 pm

No sense in doing this trade to me you are losing too much long term for a little bit of benefit. Drop Harper who knows when he will even get called up or if he even performs when he gets there. Plus this isn't a keeper so value is way down on him. Pick up some scrub off the fa to plug in and wait till montero is eligible, drop said scrub, profit.
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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby disasterisk » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:35 pm

I would do it. The only thing holding me back from making the trade would be the scoring system you've posted. I would see what each player could realistically average in points per week. Closers are way too easy to acquire over the course of the season, catchers you are pretty much stuck with. Granted, most of the closers you can find in FA aren't going to be as consistent as Axford, but imo its still worth doing. See if you can package Montero with Axford to get an additional player in return.
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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:42 pm

disasterisk wrote:I would do it. The only thing holding me back from making the trade would be the scoring system you've posted. I would see what each player could realistically average in points per week. Closers are way too easy to acquire over the course of the season, catchers you are pretty much stuck with. Granted, most of the closers you can find in FA aren't going to be as consistent as Axford, but imo its still worth doing. See if you can package Montero with Axford to get an additional player in return.


Well the reason the guy is willing to trade Posey is because he already has McCann as well, so he doesn't want Montero.
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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby disasterisk » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:45 pm

nyr199435 wrote:
Well the reason the guy is willing to trade Posey is because he already has McCann as well, so he doesn't want Montero.


I would still definitely trade Axford for Posey.
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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby nyr199435 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:36 pm

Bump! Anybody else? Conflict of opinions here. My closers take a huge hit after losing Axford, but they also come with a ton of negative points if they blow it. Marmol's like a -11.00 this season already.
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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby osbtensor » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:56 pm

I don't do it. Your relievers take to big of a hit. Posey is a superstar at his position, but I think that montero will put up decent numbers, not posey numbers, but he won't hurt your team. these are catchers we're talking about and the difference between the best catcher and the 10th best catcher is not that big of a gap.

Keep axford, he's more valuable to your team.
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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby nyr199435 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:03 am

So we're at two nos, and one yes. Should I reject it then? I don't have a catcher (unless I add Carlos Ruiz) until Montero gets it. However, I also don't have a sure thing at closer after Axford. Really conflicted here.
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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby kidsilk » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:05 am

I wouldn't do it. You take too big of a hit at closer and you won't need two catchers soon. Stick with Axford.

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Re: Trade Axford for Posey?

Postby nyr199435 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:08 am

Something else to consider. If Posey had played 160 games his rookie season (since he didn't really play last year), at 1.89 points per game he would have had about 303 points by the end of the season. Axford last year got 383 points the way our league is structured. So unless Posey is going to improve on his rookie season numbers, or I can minimize the damage by adding a decent closer, it seems like a net loss.
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