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Trade Advice (Braun, Upton)

Postby swoosh23 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:10 pm

Hey Guys,

Here's the potential trade:

I give up:

Justin Upton, Brandon Beachy

I get:

Ryan Braun

Couple things to consider: It's a 10-team, head-to-head league. It's a salary cap, keeper league. Cap is $300. Upton is currently $31 thru 2014, Beachy is $6 thru 2013 and Braun is $40, restricted contract ending this year. We have a restricted draft before our regular free agent draft every season to determine values. Braun will probably range from $40-$50 next season.

Also, here are my current OF's, Utilities and SPs:

OFs - Beltran, Chris Young, Austin Jackson, Alfonso Soriano.
U - Rollins, A Laroche, Allen Craig

SPs - Grienke, Haren, Zimmermann, D Hudson, Dempster, J Garcia, Hammel, AJ Burnett, J McDonald, B Colon

I have a lot of depth at SP so I'm thinking Beachy is expendable. And I do believe he is a sell-high candidate based on his low BABIP and low strikeout %.

I don't like parting with Upton because I am really high on him but he could be looking like a bit of a bust this year, especially with this nagging thumb injury.

Since this could be a very big trade for my season, I would appreciate any input.

Thanks guys.
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Re: Trade Advice (Braun, Upton)

Postby MadDog36 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:49 am

Upton is currently $31 thru 2014, Beachy is $6 thru 2013 ;-D
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Re: Trade Advice (Braun, Upton)

Postby kaiser » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:01 am

Yes. I would absolutely make that deal. Don't think twice about it.
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Re: Trade Advice (Braun, Upton)

Postby guyincognito » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:50 am

I would definitely do this deal. Braun is worth it.

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Re: Trade Advice (Braun, Upton)

Postby Turd Sandwich » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:41 am

100% do this trade. You have more than enough SPs to cover that loss and Braun is worth it.

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