12 team 5x5 keeper, we keep 10 a year at no penalty. I was offered Roy Halladay and Carlos Gonzalez for my Kemp. I love Kemp but do feel like my pitching could be an issue going forward... I'd probably drop Jimenez or Colon, or both in this case as I like to keep only 5 SP's on my roster during the year(have extras right now due to injuries and trying to find a good 5).
C- J.P. Arencibia (Tor - C) 1B- Eric Hosmer (KC - 1B) 2B- Robinson Cano (NYY - 2B) 3B- Emilio Bonifacio (Mia - 3B,SS,OF) SS- Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS) OF- Jason Heyward (Atl - OF) OF- Matt Kemp (LAD - OF) OF- Alejandro De Aza (CWS - OF) UTIL- Kevin Youkilis (Bos - 1B,3B) Shin-Soo Choo (Cle - OF) David Freese (StL - 3B) Brett Gardner (NYY - OF) Michael Morse (Was - 1B,OF)
Zack Greinke (Mil - SP) Mike Minor (Atl - SP) Joel Hanrahan (Pit - RP) Jason Motte (StL - RP) Kenley Jansen (LAD - RP) Santiago Casilla (SF - RP) Bartolo Colon (Oak - SP) Jon Lester (Bos - SP) Yovani Gallardo (Mil - SP) Ubaldo Jimenez (Cle - SP) Trevor Bauer (Ari - SP) Daniel Bard (Bos - RP) Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP)
That's probably one of the few offers I would seriously consider for Kemp. You're not downgrading TOO much from Kemp->CarGo. You've gotta think that you've already gotten the best 3-4 weeks Kemp is going to have all year in the books. CarGo is looking like he's about to go on a tear with the two HR game last night. Halladay should still be a top 5-10 pitcher for the next couple years. I'd do it.
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Kemp is a megastar, he is the next A-Rod and pujols.
Halladay will start declining eventually and cargo will never have a season like he did 2 years ago. If you trade kemp for a pitcher and a top 20 hitter i would want felix and there best or 2nd best hitter.
"They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball. And they tell you to hit it square."-Willie Stargell
Gah! Thats a tough trade to pull the trigger on. Kemp is easily the best fantasy player in baseball and hes still so young...But CarGo is no slouch either and you get arguably the best pitcher in baseball....this is a trade i wouldnt feel bad about if i did it so go for it