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Braun/Westbrook for Hamels/Vernon Wells

Postby letmehearucaw » Wed May 09, 2012 6:19 pm

Is this trade worth doing? I don't like it on the surface because its essentially a trade to get Hamels for Braun. But Westbrook has been really good lately.

Background: I'm last in my 12 team Roto. And I just picked up Westbrook today.

Here's my roster (there are no bench spots):

A. Avila C
J. Montero C
M. Teixeira 1B
B. Phillips 2B
M. Moustakas 3B
A. Cabrera SS
E. Aybar MI
C. Pena CI
A. Rios OF
R. Braun OF
A. Jackson OF
M. Carpenter OF
G. Parra OF
D. Fowler U

S. Marcum P
B. Colon P
J. Westbrook P
J. Putz P
T. Lincecum P
J. Motte P
G. Balfour P
C. Capuano P
D. Smyly P
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Re: Braun/Westbrook for Hamels/Vernon Wells

Postby weareallkipnises » Wed May 09, 2012 6:26 pm

I'm not a fan of this trade for you. Your pitching IS weak, but take Braun out of the outfield, even though you're adding Wells, and it's really weak. No-go for me.
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

SP Greinke McCarthy Gonzalez Hammel Bumgarner J.Johnson Samardzija
RP Street Chapman Aceves Soriano
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Re: Braun/Westbrook for Hamels/Vernon Wells

Postby mpieco » Wed May 09, 2012 6:31 pm

Well, actually your pitching is fantastic. How much longer will it be fantastic is the question I suppose. Pretty much all the pitchers you have are playing above their ability right now, I'd say.

I wouldn't do the deal even if I were just giving up Braun for Hamels/Wells. Braun is just too good and that package is just not good enough.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)

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Re: Braun/Westbrook for Hamels/Vernon Wells

Postby ahcryky » Wed May 09, 2012 7:11 pm

No way I do this..... You are giving up the best player BY FAR!
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Re: Braun/Westbrook for Hamels/Vernon Wells

Postby smoovethug » Wed May 09, 2012 10:07 pm

ahcryky wrote:No way I do this..... You are giving up the best player BY FAR!


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Re: Braun/Westbrook for Hamels/Vernon Wells

Postby BStew » Wed May 09, 2012 10:43 pm

mpieco wrote:Well, actually your pitching is fantastic. How much longer will it be fantastic is the question I suppose. Pretty much all the pitchers you have are playing above their ability right now, I'd say.

I wouldn't do the deal even if I were just giving up Braun for Hamels/Wells. Braun is just too good and that package is just not good enough.


This. Your pitching staff is doing great for now. That likely won't last. Giving up Braun in this deal isn't the right answer though.
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