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Trade my Strassburg and League for Adrian Gonzalez? WHIR

Postby LARS929 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:55 pm

I'm in a 10 team 5x5 Roto non keeper league, currently in 9th place. My team has a ton of speed, not a whole lot of power and a lot of upside pitching, which so far has been solid.

I want to add a bat and am trying to buy slightly low on Adrian Gonzalez and sell Stephen Strasburg knowing his innings limit will eventually come into play down the road.

I would give up Stephen Strasburg and Brandon League
I would get Adrian Gonzalez

My team:
C. Buster Posey
1B. Chris Davis
2B. Jason Kipnis
3B. Pedro Alvarez
SS. Hanley Ramirez
MI: Dee Gordon
CI: Kyle Saeger
OF: Michael Bourn
OF: Shane Victorino
OF: Justin Upton
OF: Colby Rasmus
OF: Brandon Belt
Util: Joe Mauer
DL: Pablo Sandoval

SP: Strasburg
Jon Lester
Adam Wainwright
Josh Johnson
Johnny Cueto
Johan Santana
Bartolo Colon

RP:John Axford
Jason Motte
Grant Balfour
Brandon League
David Robertson
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Re: Trade my Strassburg and League for Adrian Gonzalez? WHIR

Postby joeyg2323 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:58 pm

i do it.

your getting a top 10 hitter for a top 10 pitcher(hitters always have higher value then pitchers) and a closer which i think only 2 closers to be untradeable is kimbrel and paps.
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Postby 43stunt » Thu May 10, 2012 2:02 pm

I would do this, too. A-Gonz would be a nice upgrade at UT/1B/CI. You can always play the WW for SP, and you will have to come late July anyways. Closers can be found on WW, too. League's replacement after he's traded for example - T Wilhelmsmen (sp?).

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Postby MaudDib » Thu May 10, 2012 3:37 pm

Love the trade for you.
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Postby acertijo » Thu May 10, 2012 3:41 pm

Absolutely do that. Not only is it a good trade on the face of it, but you'll have that open roster spot. In a 10 team league, I'm sure you'll be able to pick up a good pitcher, whether relief or starter, depending on what you need.
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Postby BStew » Thu May 10, 2012 3:54 pm

Great trade for you. Your only issue could be your closers. It's not as deep as it seems. Balfour may lose his job and Robertson is no guarantee to keep his. That being said I'd still do this and just wait for the next closer to fail and get their replacement if you need to.
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Postby chinch sacs » Thu May 10, 2012 4:17 pm

acertijo wrote:Absolutely do that. Not only is it a good trade on the face of it, but you'll have that open roster spot. In a 10 team league, I'm sure you'll be able to pick up a good pitcher, whether relief or starter, depending on what you need.

+1

In a 10 teamer there should be plenty on the WW. your closers will be fine and A-Gon should be doing better after he gets Youk, Crawford and Elsbury back.

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Postby jovenparque » Thu May 10, 2012 4:25 pm

anyone else confused how someone who hits 40 hr at petco and 30+ almost every other year at petco only hit 27 in fenway? his start sucks this year too. he started slowly last year too, but this lack of power is really annoying me. i own him and do not consider him truly "elite" because of his inability to hit 30+ hr.
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Postby Goodshot » Thu May 10, 2012 5:10 pm

I agree. Definitely take Agon!

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Postby ron paul for pres » Thu May 10, 2012 5:27 pm

It's probably a good trade, but don't be so sure about that innings limit. If the Nats are chasing a pennant in September, no way Strasburg is getting shut down if his arm feels fine.
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