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Blockbuster Trade proposed to me...should I do it?

Postby Habituous » Wed May 02, 2012 3:39 pm

So I had just traded Michael Young for Adrian Gonzalez when I got a blockbuster proposal. On the surface it looked silly and I scoffed. However, looking at the numbers and thinking through it, it may not be that bad after all. Here is the proposal:

I get Jered Weaver, Kelly Johnson, Yoenis Cespedes, and Brennan Boesch
I trade Justin Verlander, Dustin Pedroia, Bryce Harper, and Carlos Lee

At first I thought no way, but I feel like there may be some legitimacy in it. My gut still says no, that it comes nowhere near replacing Verlander and Pedroia, and that I'll kick myself when all is said and done. Opinions? Scoring and roster below:

14 Team Head-to-Head Points League

Scoring:
Batting
Singles : 1
Doubles: 2
Triples: 3
Home Runs: 5
Walks: 1
Runs Scored: 1
Runs Batted In: 1
Stolen Bases: 2
Strikeouts: -1
Game Winning RBI: 5
Hitting for the Cycle : 25
Grand Slam Home Run: 10

Pitching
Innings Pitched: 3
Earned Runs: -2
Wins: 10
Losses: -10
Saves: 5
Blown Saves: -5
Strikeouts: 1
Hits Allowed: -1
Walks Issued: -1
Shutouts: 10
Holds: 3
Complete Games: 5
No Hitters: 25
Perfect Games: 50


Roster:
C: Russell Martin, NYY
1B:
2B: Dustin Pedroia, BOS
3B: Emilio Bonifacio, MIA
SS: Marco Scutaro, COL
OF: Ben Zobrist, TB
OF: JD Martinez, HOU
OF: Logan Morrison: MIA
OF: Matt Joyce, TB
UTIL: Gaby Sanchez, 1B; MIA
UTIL: Carlos Lee, 1B; HOU
UTIL: Lucas Duda, OF; NYM
BN: Michael Brantley, OF; CLE
BN: Bryce Harper, OF; WAS
DL: Chris Young, OF; ARI

P: Heath Bell, RP; MIA
SP: Justin Verlander, DET
SP: Zack Grienke, MIL
SP: Mat Latos, CIN
SP: Anibal Sanchez, MIA
SP: Brandon McCarthy, OAK
RP: Craig Kimbrel, ATL
RP: Grant Balfour, OAK
BN: Derek Holland, SP; TEX
BN: Mike Minor, SP; ATL
BN: Ross Detwiler, SP; WAS
BN: Jeff Samardzija, SP; CHC
DL: Kyle Farnsworth, RP; TB
C: Santana
1B: Rizzo
2B: Kinsler
SS: Tulo
3B: Young
OF: Kemp
OF: Harper
OF: Cruz
OF: Swish
U: Cuddyer, Aoki
B: Ackley, Morneau, Simmons, Freese

SP: Bumgarner, Dickey, Cueto, Kennedy, Sanchez, Samardzija, Minor, Vogelsong
RP: Johnson, Wilhelmsen, Perkins
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Re: Blockbuster Trade proposed to me...should I do it?

Postby The Thrill » Wed May 02, 2012 4:25 pm

Is this a keeper league? If so, then no way. :-t

Now, I will readily admit, I haven't run an analysis on the values of the players O:-) but I don't see how you can possiby come out ahead here. Cespedes will not keep up this pace IMHO. And I don't see Boesch being much more than a consistent 80-20-80 type of guy in his career.

You're giving up all-stars (and potential all-stars) for a few guys playing well right now.
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Re: Blockbuster Trade proposed to me...should I do it?

Postby weareallkipnises » Wed May 02, 2012 4:33 pm

I would definitely not go with that trade. Keeper league or not. The only advantage you're really getting is Y. Cespedes over B. Harper, and that MAY not even last(it probably will at least this year). I don't think it's worth it to take such a risk for such a small reward.
C Wieters
1B Freeman
2B Pedroia
3B M. Cabrera
SS Castro
MI Kipnis
CI Konerko
OF CarGo Gordon Allen Trout Morse Ellsbury(DL)
UT Butler

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