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Postby clarkw267 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:38 pm

I drafted Josh Johnson and Adam Wainwright, hoping for 1 of them to be their former self. I figured with 2 mid round picks, if I get 1 guy that produces like a front line starter then it would be worth it. But....

Wainwright has been a disaster. And Johnson looked decent today, but the lack of K's is concerning.

Obviously it' too soon to drop either, should I try to trade 1 or both to someone hoping they are getting a steal. Or do you guys see a turnaround in their futures?
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Re: What to do with Johnson and Wainwright? WHIR

Postby chinch sacs » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:41 am

Its tough, but hang tight. Both could garner Cy Young votes by the end of the year. Stay the course until at least mid May. If they arent hurt they should be able to correct. ;-D

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Re: What to do with Johnson and Wainwright? WHIR

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:15 am

I would shop them both. Selling low can be really tricky, but if someone is willing to pay for the upside of Johnson and Wainwright and not what they are currently, I say go for it. Think of not in terms of maximizing your value (drafting two high risk guys with the hopes that one pans out) but in terms of minimizing risk.
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Re: What to do with Johnson and Wainwright? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:47 am

I am always up for trading but only if you get something good in return. So if someone is willing to pay a good price on either of these guys then ok but don't sell very low on them either. Way to early to give up on them just yet. Wainwright especially, he is just running into some bad luck right now. His BB/K looks good and some of his other stats look good as well. There was bound to be some bumps as most TJ patients struggle in their first year back but he should get better as the season goes along.
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Re: What to do with Johnson and Wainwright? WHIR

Postby converge241 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:55 am

You have to give guys like this a lot of rope. For every good year you give a month or x weeks (its not an exact science but established guys like this you wait a few months basically)

You would get lowballed on trade market
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