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WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby coolarmadillo » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:04 am

First place by 13 points...11-team, 5x5 keeper league, 40-man rosters (start 25), no one from first 3 rounds can be kept, only 4 new keepers each year and only one can be kept from each group of rounds (4-6, 7-12, 13-20, 21-34)...different contract lengths for each group of rounds (1 additional year for rounds 4-6, 2 additional years for 7-12, and 3 additional years for 13-20 and 21-34).

His Tex cannot be kept beyond this year.
My Smoak can be kept for 3 more years for the cost of my 26th round pick each year.
My Jansen can be kept for 3 more years for the cost of my 20th round pick each year.

I was ready to make this deal a week or so ago, but that was before another week of Smoak mashing and before I traded Chapman (can be kept in 31st for 3 years) for Justin Upton (cannot be kept). My offense was pretty good (38ish points...50ish pitching points) before adding Votto, R.Zimmerman, and Upton in the last week (for Price, Sale, and Chapman respectively). I do still have 6 other closers, though Jansen is far and away the best one (Jansen, Francisco, Reed, Aceves, Santos, and whoever becomes the Seattle closer...I own the rights to all Seattle pitchers not drafted).

Only the second year in a keeper league, I'm still trying to gauge the values of keepers versus non-keepers. I guess my questions are these:

1. Are 3 years of Jansen+Smoak too much to pay for 4 months of Tex if I have a real chance to win this year?
2. If it's a fair to good deal, is it still a good idea to trade 2 of my best remaining keeper options for another big bat having just acquired Upton for my best keeper option (and Votto for an ace I couldn't keep and Zimmerman for a young stud SP I could have kept)? (In other words, is Tex THAT much better than Smoak at the end of the year that this deal is worth doing?)

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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby rjforlife » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:40 am

I think it's a good deal. Smoak is hot now but could go weeks hitting .200 and I wouldn't be surprised. Jansen is an elite closer and good keeper, but you have to try to win now, worry about keepers later, and Tex should help you do that.
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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby MaudDib » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:05 am

It looks like you are in it to win now so i would do the deal. If I am wrong and you don't think this is your year then I probably don't make the deal.
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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby footballisbetter.com » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:03 pm

If your going for it this year, then definitely make this deal.
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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby baegames » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:22 pm

Thanks for the help on mine. Not a big Tex fan, so I would pass. I like the idea, though. It is not too much to give up for a real chance to win this year.
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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby RyeWhiskey » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:36 pm

Given that you're dealing to win it this year (as evidence by your previous trades), I think you need to make this trade.
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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby clarkdp2 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:09 pm

Make the trade to win this year.
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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby mayor quimby » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:02 pm

I agree. Take the deal if you're going for it all this year
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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby kidsilk » Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:39 pm

Take it and WIN WIN WIN this year.

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Re: WHIR: My Smoak+Jansen for his Tex?

Postby bobnerns » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:20 pm

MaudDib wrote:It looks like you are in it to win now so i would do the deal. If I am wrong and you don't think this is your year then I probably don't make the deal.

Agreed. Go all out if you can win it this year. You aren't giving up amazing keepers to get Teixeira, so I'd pull the trigger.

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