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Postby CubsFan4Life23 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:20 pm

Just looking for some feedback on the following deals

I trade Kipnis/Hellickson, I get Middlebrooks/Darvish

and

I trade Adam Jones, I get Adrian Gonzalez

Either trade wise on my part? Team below

10 Team H2H (5x5, OBP replaces AVG), keeper (we keep 6) Possible keeper have * by their name.
My team:
C- Posey*
1B - Miggy*
2B - Kipnis*
SS - Andrus
3B - Prado
OF - JUpton*
OF - Braun*
OF - AJones*
U - Pence
U - Rasmus

Bench - Rizzo*
Bench - Ackley
Bench - Ploufee

Bumgarner*/DHudson/Cahill/Worley/Oswalt/Felix*
Clippard/Myers/Reed
DL - Halladay/Hellickson
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Re: Two trades needing advice...WHIR

Postby MUsam3 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:54 pm

I tend to prefer obtaining better hitting than pitching because I like to play the matchups do a lot of action in free agents for my pitchers. Especially in a shallow league.

The first trade is a really close one for me. I like Kipnis significantly better than Middlebrooks, who I think turns into an average 3rd basemen. Kipnis looks like he could be a 5 categpry guy in the middle infield which is hard to replace. I think Yu Darvish probably turns into a top 10 pitcher down the road but in situations like this where it is basically 4 prospects I would put my money on the hitting and find pitching later.

As for the second trade, sorry but I don't think I will be much help. I havent seen any of Adam Jones this year to know if he is for real. He obviously will contribute more in steals but even with that I think I would make the trade. Coming into the year Gonzalez was a top 15 player in a hitter friendly ballpark. I think I trust him more to return to his SD days than I trust Adam Jones to continue but I don't feel that strongly.

Help on mine would be appreciated.
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Re: Two trades needing advice...WHIR

Postby baegames » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:01 pm

On the first deal, I would lean to no, as I would question who you could replace Kipnis with at 2b.

As for the second deal, I think I would do it, but I am not sure.

Before you do that, however, put Rizzo in your starting lineup over Prado (move Miggy to 3b).

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Re: Two trades needing advice...WHIR

Postby clarkdp2 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:00 pm

No to the first trade. Hold on to Kipnis.

I like the second trade. I think AGon could get going in the 2nd half of the season.
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Re: Two trades needing advice...WHIR

Postby xxxtheizxxx » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:03 pm

I like the second trade with the upgrade at 3B.

Can you help with mine?

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Re: Two trades needing advice...WHIR

Postby CubsFan4Life23 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:40 pm

anyone else want to weight in?
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Re: Two trades needing advice...WHIR

Postby bigoz89 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:43 pm

I don't think I would do either of the deals although they are decent value.

In trade 1, Kipnis probably isn't one of your top 6 to keep, so really you are dealing for need. If you are getting killed by your SP, then it seems like an ok deal. I am assuming you would slot Ackley, maybe Plouffe in at 2b?

In trade 2, I am an Adam Jones fan. He is 26, breaking out, contributing in 5 categories.

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Re: Two trades needing advice...WHIR

Postby emenewe5 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:00 pm

If you had a great back-up for Kip, I'd consider that first deal. But, without Kip your weak at 2B...with him, you're weak at 3B. So, all things being equal, I'll take the quality MI over the quality CI...simply harder to find the 2B, I think.

I'd be very tempted to take that A-Gone deal tho. I think it's a sell-high, buy-low opportunity.

(thanks for the help with mine)
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Re: Two trades needing advice...WHIR

Postby bjmacdow » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:22 pm

I don't like either option. A Gon has been a big disappointment and Jones has cooled off a bit; but I think he will pick it back up again and A Gon has done nothing. If you are dire at 3b and have another 2b, the kip/middlebrooks trade is a maybe; but I like kip more than middlebrooks and productive 2bs are rare. I can give or take on Hellickson/Darvish.

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