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Postby rjforlife » Mon May 14, 2012 4:33 pm

I am in first of my 10 team keeper, we keep 6 each year at 120% of their previous cost. It's a weekly H2H, standard cats. Ellsbury has been on the DL nearly all season, yet I am easily second in the league in steals (one team has bonifacio/castro so total overkill), and crushing everyone each week in runs. My thinking is that I don't entirely need Ellsbury's kind of production, so I would like to trade him for someone now, and start getting additional production ASAP. The question is, what is he worth right now to a team looking bad in the standings? Ellsbury will cost $23 next year, while top flight players went into the $40+ range in this years auction, so his price is sweet. FWIW I want power, so that's the kind of guys I am targeting.

Who do I target? Struggling stars (Pujols/Cano/J-UP/A-Gon) or is that shooting too high? Stanton?


My team:

C- Buster Posey
1B- Joey Votto
2B- Ian Kinsler
3B- Jose Bautista
SS- Troy Tulowitzki
CI -Mike Moustakas
MI- Aaron Hill
OF- Carlos Gonzalez
OF- Jason Heyward
OF- Austin Jackson
OF- Dirks
OF- Cameron Maybin
UTIL- Will Middlebrooks

BN- Scott Van Slyke
BN- Mayberry

DL- Nolan Reimold
DL- Jacoby Ellsbury


P-Cole Hamels
P-Craig Kimbrel
P-Gio Gonzalez
P- Madison Bumgarner
P-Chris Sale
P-Derek Holland
P-Drew Smyly
P- Chris Capuano
P-John Niese


BN- Andy Pettite
BN- Gavin Floyd
BN- Addison Reed
DL- Cory Luebke



Any help would be greatly appreciated and I will answer any topics you throw at me if I haven't already.
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Re: Looking to move Ellsbury (WHIR)

Postby NikkiSixx » Mon May 14, 2012 4:35 pm

In all honesty I would probably just keep Ellsbury. If you get a star in return wont his price more than likely be higher than 23 bucks?
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Re: Looking to move Ellsbury (WHIR)

Postby mrbohjangles » Mon May 14, 2012 4:37 pm

He might get you a Pujols since he's obviously getting older and its a keeper league, but I wouldn't bank on it. Upton is a little more realistic. Stanton is probably most realistic. I would shoot for it in that order though. If he rejects just go to the next guy on the list.

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Re: Looking to move Ellsbury (WHIR)

Postby rjforlife » Mon May 14, 2012 4:42 pm

NikkiSixx wrote:In all honesty I would probably just keep Ellsbury. If you get a star in return wont his price more than likely be higher than 23 bucks?



Yes, but I am looking to win this season and put myself into a big lead right now by trading him with a month left on his DL stint. I don't need a steals/runs guy at this point, and I have always worried about keepers when it gets down to later in the year. Right now I just want as much production as possible. Also, Stanton is the same price as Ellsbury, the others are indeed much more expensive.
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Re: Looking to move Ellsbury (WHIR)

Postby NikkiSixx » Mon May 14, 2012 4:43 pm

Well then if you can land Stanton that would be huge and it would put you in a much better position to win this year.
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Re: Looking to move Ellsbury (WHIR)

Postby ATLbraves » Mon May 14, 2012 4:43 pm

I think he should definitely get you one of those struggling stars since he has such good keeper value. Just offer a trade to each player for one of those guys and see who accepts first. Most likely a team that is in last would want to trade for Ellsbury and stash him for next year.



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Re: Looking to move Ellsbury (WHIR)

Postby Coolfinity » Mon May 14, 2012 6:54 pm

What's Upton's price?
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Re: Looking to move Ellsbury (WHIR)

Postby footballisbetter.com » Mon May 14, 2012 7:04 pm

If you are mostly worried about winning this year, then it makes sense to move him.

I would like all the deals for the players you have listed. Are any of there teams struggling, where they might be looking towards next year? I would really like Cano or AGone.

Try for those stars first.

But even if you can't land one of them, Stanton would be a good deal. He has been hitting some bombs lately, and definitely fits your need of power.

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