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Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby jcave24 » Wed May 30, 2012 2:37 pm

A guy has offered me Votto + Markakis for my Josh Hamilton... Do I do this deal? I'm sitting pretty in 1st with a 47-21-2 record, but my division is easily the strongest of the two. The guy I'm trading with is 16 games behind me in my division and probably won't make playoffs, so I don't really have to worry about Hamilton giving me nightmares in the postseason. Is this worth it? My current roster is:

C J Montero
1B P Fielder
2b J Kipnis
3b M Moustakas
SS D Gordon
MI B Zobrist
CI H Ramirez
OF J Hamilton
OF G Stanton
OF M Trout
OF A Rios
OF C Young
UTIL C Maybin
BE C Quentin

DL E Longoria

P M Cain
P CJ Wilson
P B Beachy
P G Gonzalez
P J Peavy
P Mat Latos
P Johan Santana
P S Casilla
P K Jansen
P R Soriano

With all my multipositional eligibility (Hanley at SS/3B and Zobrist at 2B/OF), I can move pieces around to fit Votto in my roster, but I don't see the point in getting Markakis as the kicker, as I don't really see any upgrade there over my current outfielders (aside from Quentin, who is just a bench filler who won't see much time in my lineup anyway).

Any 2-for-2 counter offer you would recommend that I send? Some of the players I'm interested in are BJ Upton, Jacoby Ellsbury, Elvis Andrus, and Jered Weaver. I have no problem trading for an underperforming/injured guy at the right price if it means I'll be better off in the playoffs.
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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby OuTrAgE » Wed May 30, 2012 2:42 pm

Yeah, I don't really see a point in this. Markakis has minimal value, and Hamilton's the best player in fantasy.

If you can get Votto and Andrus, that might be something I'd consider.




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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby famtasy » Wed May 30, 2012 2:54 pm

Votto for the more consistent play. Hamilton if you are looking to take the risk that he doesn't get injured and that he keeps up his pace. For a first place team, I like Votto.

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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby kaiser » Wed May 30, 2012 3:12 pm

I think I would stand pat. Tempting, though.
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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby Surfs up » Wed May 30, 2012 3:14 pm

I don't play in head to head leagues but to me Votto and Markakis make up Hamiltons numbers. Not a keeper league?
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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby fragglerock » Wed May 30, 2012 3:36 pm

I don't think it's enough for a guy like Hamilton who is basically a machine in terms of production. Votto is solid but he's not in a lineup that's going to produce over the course of the season like Hamilton is. Markakis is an afterthought I think. Hamilton is easily a keeper for me if I could ever get him in a deal.
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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby BUCCOFAN » Wed May 30, 2012 3:44 pm

I don't mind this deal....Sure Hamilton is a "Machine" but that is a "creaky" machine that is injury prone. sure to sit 20-40 games this year. One would think. BUT big BUT, you need to improve on your return of Markakis, as he would be sitting on your bench after this deal is completed.

Andrus (TEX) might do. bump up that SS position.

But you are fine staying status quo, with Hamilton.
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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby Jacksonvillezo » Wed May 30, 2012 3:45 pm

I would do the deal. Hamilton is an injury risk and Votto is not. You are already in 1st place and you get a top 5 player that you can feel relatively good about playing the rest of the year. If you are a gambler you can stick with Hamilton and hope he stays injury free (he has not been able to do that during most of his career).
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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby bobnerns » Wed May 30, 2012 5:02 pm

I would not do this trade. I might consider Votto+Weaver, but definitely not Markakis.

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Re: Hamilton for Votto/Markakis (Absolutely WHIR)

Postby StealingHome » Wed May 30, 2012 6:25 pm

Non-keeper league, I assume. You are never going to get as much for Hamilton as you will right now. I would sell high. I like your team. Getting Votto and Andrus would be excellent.

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