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My Uggla and Castro for his Cabrera and Lee?

Postby pumbaa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:08 am

Hello, Baseball Gurus!

I am new to fantasy baseball and would like some advice on this trade: my Starlin Castro (SS) and Dan Uggla (2B) for his Asdrubal Cabrera (SS) and Clayton Kershaw (SP)

I think I might actually go for this one. I could use some star pitching and can afford to give up some HR, I think. My only hesitation is that I don't think Cabrera will have anywhere near the season he had last year. If I go by player value alone (fantasypros.com) I would wind up $10 ahead. What do you think, o wise fantasy sages?

1. League type - H2H; 10 teams
2. League settings - R/H/HR/RBI/SB; SV/W/K/ERA/WHIP
3. Entire roster -
C: Miguel Montero
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Dan Uggla
3B: Adrian Beltre
SS: Starlin Castro
OF: Matt Kemp
OF: Justin Upton
OF: Chris Young
Util: Howie Kendrick (1B, 2B, OF)
Bench: Michael Bourn (OF), Adam Lind (1B); Giancarlo Stanton (OF)

SP: Jon Lester
SP: Adam Wainwright
SP: Jordan Zimmermann
SP: Shaun Marcum
RP: Craig Kimbrel
RP: Matt Moore (actually SP)
RP: Javy Guerra
P: Frank Francisco (RP)
P: Chad Billingsley (SP)
DL: Chris Carpenter (SP)
DL: Michael Pineda (SP)

Thank you so much for your time and advice!!!
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Re: My Uggla and Castro for his Cabrera and Kershaw?

Postby xxxtheizxxx » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:35 am

I wouldn't take this trade. Your pitching looks great and you would be without a 2B.
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Re: My Uggla and Castro for his Cabrera and Kershaw?

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:16 am

Analyzing trades by context-neutral dollar values is a good way to get screwed. Not that this is a bad deal, but once everyone has drafted you need to start looking at trades in terms of "what does my team look like before, what does my team look like after."

In this case, if you believe (like you said) that Cabrera isn't going to come close to his 2011 season, then you'll have a mediocre SS, way less HR but a better AVG/SB from your 2B slot with Kendrick there, and one of the best pitchers in the game.
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Re: My Uggla and Castro for his Cabrera and Kershaw?

Postby HOOTIE » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:26 am

I would never trade Kershaw for that, so yea, take it.
Kendrick is a fine 2B, and Cabrera is ok at SS.
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Re: My Uggla and Castro for his Cabrera and Kershaw?

Postby Stoneflip » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:35 am

Yes I would take it.Even though your pitching is stacked, Pitching is easier to trade later to shore up any positions and Uggla, even though he gives you good HR and RBI is streaky, low batting average player. Kershaw is a legit top 5 SP.
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Re: My Uggla and Castro for his Cabrera and Kershaw?

Postby pumbaa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:23 pm

I guess I waited too long. He is now offering Lee instead of Kershaw in the same trade. Am I a sucker to take it?

He is also offering Strasburg for Uggla strait up. I tried to get him to take Uggla for Weaver, but no bite. However, this might be the better deal.

What do you think?
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Postby cano your role » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:33 pm

Do you mind posting his full roster? I'm guessing he's looking to upgrade 2B and/or SS but I'm curious what his whole team looks like, to see if there are other trade options that make sense for you.
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Re: My Uggla and Castro for his Cabrera and Kershaw?

Postby pumbaa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:56 pm

cano your role wrote:Do you mind posting his full roster? I'm guessing he's looking to upgrade 2B and/or SS but I'm curious what his whole team looks like, to see if there are other trade options that make sense for you.


His roster:

C: Buster Posey
1B: Albert Pujols
2B: Dustin Ackley
3B: Ryan Zimmerman
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera
OF: Jay Bruce
OF: Logan Morrison
OF: Desmond Jennings
Util: Joey Votto
BN: Freddie Freeman
BN: Jimmy Rollins
DL: BJ Upton

SP: Clayton Kershaw
SP: Cliff Lee
SP: Jered Weaver
SP: Stephen Strasburg
RP: Mariano Rivera
RP: Rafael Betancourt
RP: Joe Nathan
P: Gio Gonzalez (SP)
P: Ricky Romero (SP)
BN: Hector Santiago (RP)

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