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Postby LittleTree » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:53 pm

OK guys, I need your help. Through alot of luck and some good drafting I am about to have a gluttony of OF once Ellsbury comes off the DL and I need help with pitching still. I drafted Bautista and J. Upton and traded for Braun a month ago. I was lucky enough to pick up Trout off waivers when he was first called up to the majors before anyone else. In addition, Ellsbury's original owner dropped him three months ago when he went on the DL and I scooped him up and he has been sitting on my DL for 3 months. So, here is my current OF look:

OF-Bautista
OF-Braun
OF-Trout
UTILITY-J. Upton
DL-Ellsbury

I really need help with my pitching and I don't want a stud like Ellsbury wasting away on the bench. I would like to make a big move and I am thinking about trying to trade Braun for an ace pitcher such as Verlander, Cain, or Weaver. Do you think I could get any of these three pitchers straight up for Braun? Should I? Or should I look at moving a different OF? Should I try to capitalize on the Trout hysteria? Thanks for your input and I will definitely help in return. This is a non-keeper league. Thanks!
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Re: Braun for Verlander/Cain/Weaver? WHIR 100%

Postby Waterhorse » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:59 pm

I wouldn't give Braun straight up for any pitcher tbh

In fact I wouldn't even move Braun if I were you.

Why not try Upton for Hamels or Cliff Lee? Something like that?
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Re: Braun for Verlander/Cain/Weaver? WHIR 100%

Postby Ellsberries » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:20 pm

Yeah. I agree with the last poster. Hitters have more value than pitchers. Don't deal Braun. Deal one of the others if you need to. And yeah, Lee is a good buy low pitcher right now.

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Re: Braun for Verlander/Cain/Weaver? WHIR 100%

Postby MattyG A's » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:25 pm

I agree with last poster. I wouldnt trade Braun straight up.

If I were you. I would start by trying to trade Bautista straight up for a pitcher. Weaver esp. He's going to see a crap ton of Oak and Sea the second half.

I'd keep Trout. kid gives you numbers in all 5 categories. Unlike Bautista who lacks in steals and avg

I disagree on Cliff Lee. Unless its a buy low situation. Maybe Try Upton for Lee. I'm guessing Upton was a top pick of yours, but his numbers are super avg at best. And Lee could turn it around.


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Re: Braun for Verlander/Cain/Weaver? WHIR 100%

Postby kaiser » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:46 pm

Everyone else here has the right idea. You don't move Braun. Try moving Upton for Hamels/Lee/Cain... somewhere in that ballpark. If that doesn't fly, try Ellsbury next, then Trout, then Bautista.
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Re: Braun for Verlander/Cain/Weaver? WHIR 100%

Postby sigriffey » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:24 pm

kaiser wrote:Everyone else here has the right idea. You don't move Braun. Try moving Upton for Hamels/Lee/Cain... somewhere in that ballpark. If that doesn't fly, try Ellsbury next, then Trout, then Bautista.


I agree as well. You can't pass up the chance to have Braun anchoring your OF with those other studs. I think a buy-low on Lee would be great (esp if he did go to the Yankees or Rangers as some think they will move him to free money for Hamels). So maybe Justin Upton for Lee or Hamels.
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Re: Braun for Verlander/Cain/Weaver? WHIR 100%

Postby toof90 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:04 pm

I also agree. Keep Braun
if Im you I try moving Elsbury for a pitcher like Lee

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