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Kinsler/Thayer for Hamels/Aviles WHIR

Postby samiam88 » Thu May 24, 2012 11:46 pm

I've been offered Cole Hamels and Mike Aviles but will give up Ian Kinsler and Dale Thayer. Here is my roster and his roster and the league setup.

10 team H2H with daily rostser changes
Cats: Hitting - R, HR, RBI, SB, K, OBG, SLG
Pitching - W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, QS

My team:
C - Carlos Ruiz
1B - Mark Texeira
2B - Ian Kinsler
SS - Elvis Andrus
3B - Mark Trumbo
OF - Curtis Granderson
OF - Adam Jones
OF - Michael Bourn
DH - Freddie Freeman
BN - Austin Jackson
BN - Mike Aviles
BN - Alex Avila
BN - Bryan Lahair
DL - Brett Gardner

SP - Zack Greinke
SP - Jordan Zimmerman
RP - Craig Kimbrel
RP - Dale Thayer
P - Aroldis Chapman
P - Alexi Ogando
P - Kyle Lohse
P - Doug Fister
BN - Drew Smyly (stream)
DL - Drew Storen

His Team:
C - McCann
1B - Pujols
2B - Jemile Weeks
SS - Rollins
3B - Jose Bautista
OF - Fowler
OF - Hart
OF - Willingham
DH - BIlly Butler
BN - Aviles
BN - Jesus Montero
BN - RIckie Weeks
BN - Willingham
DL - Berkman
DL - Sandoval

SP - Josh Johnson
SP - Cliff Lee
RP - Kenley Jansen
RP - Sean Marshall
P - Matt Capps
P - Sergio Romo
P - Frank Francisco
P - Mat Latos
BN - Cole Hamels

It would be nice to get another quality arm in my rotation that will pretty much always give me a QS but I'm not sure if its worth giving up Kinsler for. I already know hes looking for 2B so I don't think he would go for anyone else on my team, maybe Andrus. What does everyone think? Of course will help in return! Thanks in advance!
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Re: Kinsler/Thayer for Hamels/Aviles WHIR

Postby xxxtheizxxx » Fri May 25, 2012 12:38 am

I personally can't see giving up Kinsler in this deal. I know your pitching roster would be helped but I'm not sold on Aviles' health.
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Re: Kinsler/Thayer for Hamels/Aviles WHIR

Postby pungent » Fri May 25, 2012 12:47 am

Hey thanks for the help with my Jaime Garcia post ;-D

Now as for yours...I think this is a pretty simple pass for you. I'm never a fan of giving up the best player in the trade unless talent back in bunches, and this isn't it. Cole would definitely fill a void in your team, but I think you can get cheaper pitchers that can offer quality starts. I'd like to see you grab guys like James McDonald. Sure he might be higher now then he was earlier in the year, but he'll be cheaper than top 20 pitcher, but I bet he offers top 20 pitcher numbers this year.

Definite pass, but look elsewhere to upgrade SP.
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Re: Kinsler/Thayer for Hamels/Aviles WHIR

Postby rjforlife » Fri May 25, 2012 7:56 am

I would take the deal. Aviles will do fine to fill in for Kinsler, and your pitching is brutal. Hamels is a top 5 pitcher, and while Kinsler is quite good, his value is quite similar to Hamels. I would make the deal based on value/need.
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