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Beachy/Gardner for McCutchen? WHIR

Postby sixer03fan » Mon May 07, 2012 2:00 pm

Hey guys, I was just offered this trade:

I receive: Andrew McCutchen and Cory Luebke
I give away: Brandon Beachy and Brett Gardner

I realize that Luebke is probably looking at TJ surgery, so you can essentially throw him out of the deal, but I still believe this is an intriguing offer. Beachy has been great this year, continuing on his quite success of last year, and Gardner will be back this week off of the DL, so I'm not concerned about any lingering injury issues there. I like what Gardner can give me as a third OF or utility player with the runs/stolen bases, but he is incredibly one dimensional.

On the other hand, I have a chance to get McCuthen, who I have always liked, despite the fact that he plays in a pretty putrid lineup. He's a 5-tool stud, reminds me of a Justin Upton. He'd be a welcome addition to my team, and I think I have more than enough starting pitching to surrender Brandon Beachy for him. I'm licking my chops at the thoughts of having an OF of Bruan-Stanton-McCutchen, with Howard at the utility spot when he comes back. My lineup has some serious fire power.

I'm leaning towards taking this deal... Thoughts? Should I consider making a counter offer to get a better deal? My roster is below... Leave a link and I'll respond. Thanks!

4 player keeper league, daily transactions
12 team, h2h. YAHOO league.
hits, runs, hr, rbi, avg, stls
wins, k's, era, whip, k/9, saves

c. Jesus Montero
1b. Miguel Cabrera
2b. Michael Young
3b. Aramis Ramirez
ss. Hanley Ramirez
of. Ryan Braun
of. Giancarlo Stanton
of. Jason Kubel
u. Chipper Jones
DL. Brett Gardner
DL. Ryan Howard

sp. Justin Verlander
sp. Jon Lester
sp. Yovanni Gallardo
sp. Yu Darvish
sp. Madison Bumgarner
sp. Mat Latos
sp. Brandon Beachy
sp. Max Scherzer
sp. Jeremy Hellickson

rp. Rafael Betancourt
rp. Brett Myers
rp. Sean Marshall
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Re: Beachy/Gardner for McCutchen? WHIR

Postby NikkiSixx » Mon May 07, 2012 2:03 pm

Leubke is probably done for the year, but I would accept it anyway. You have plenty of pitching.
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Re: Beachy/Gardner for McCutchen? WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Mon May 07, 2012 2:13 pm

Do it .. love Beachy, but you have plenty of guys to pick up the slack.
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Re: Beachy/Gardner for McCutchen? WHIR

Postby buehrle56 » Mon May 07, 2012 2:26 pm

I think you've gotta do it. As much as I like the guys you're giving, you can't pass on McCutchen st that price. Thanks for the help on mine.
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Re: Beachy/Gardner for McCutchen? WHIR

Postby weareallkipnises » Mon May 07, 2012 3:06 pm

Yeah I love McCutchen I would certainly take this trade. Like you, and the other posters have said, your pitching is solid enough so you won't be regretting surrendering Beachy. I would do it.
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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Re: Beachy/Gardner for McCutchen? WHIR

Postby joeyg2323 » Mon May 07, 2012 3:11 pm

i try to counter with a different SP i think beachy is the 4th best pitcher on your team and think you can get away with replacing him with latos/hellickson/scherzer
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