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Being offered M. Trumbo for Rafael Betancourt.thoughts? WHIR

Postby tdpaul » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:10 pm

I have been offered Mark Trumbo for Rafael Betancourt. I can use some offensive help as Reynolds and my outfield outside of Grandy have been useless. For saves I still have Valverde and Fransworth coming back in a bit. I just don't know anything really about Trumbo.

Please advise, thanks!

I am in a 18 team, head-to-head/1 win per week, KEEPER league.

My Whole team:
C-Wilson Ramos
1B-Mark Reynolds (1B,3B)
2B-Ben Zobrist (2B,OF)
SS-J.J. Hardy
3B-Daniel Murphy (1B,2B,3B)
OF-Shelley Duncan
OF-Curtis Granderson
OF-Kirk Nieuwenhuis
UTL-Rafael Furcal (SS)
BN-Josh Thole(C)
BN-Eduardo Nunez (2B,3B,SS)
BN-Brett Gardner (DL)

SP-Justin Verlander
SP-Gio Gonzalez
SP-Edwin Jackson
SP-Phil Hughes
RP-Jose Valverde
RP-Rafael Betancourt
RP-Cory Wade
RP-Kyle Farnsworth (DL)
RP-Fernando Salas
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Re: Being offered M. Trumbo for Rafael Betancourt.thoughts?

Postby MashinSpuds » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:45 pm

tdpaul wrote:I just don't know anything really about Trumbo.

Well, it's good you asked us because regardless of Trumbo's start, he isn't enough for Betancourt. Reason 1: Trumbo can be very streaky. Looks good now, but will swing and miss for a month. He'd be a good piece for your offense, though, but just not a dependable one. Reason 2: In an 18 team league, closers are rare. Betancourt is worth more than Trumbo and you should be able to get one or two more pieces for him (especially since he's not deemed as particularly shaky, like Capps or Marmol). Reason 3: I can't see keeping Trumbo by year's end, while Betancourt could at least get in due to position scarcity if you really wanted to. It's the third reason, but not necessarily a strong one.

Get more for Betancourt if you're set on trading him. See if you could get a more steady upgrade at OF or some kind of pitcher back.
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Re: Being offered M. Trumbo for Rafael Betancourt.thoughts?

Postby baegames » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:04 pm

I agree with the above poster. Trumbo is a high power, low average hitter who is hitting for a high average right now. He is good as he will get position flexibility at some point, but you could get more for a solid closer.

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