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Trade Tulo?

Postby OuTrAgE » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:02 pm

I'm currently 2nd overall, so I could afford to wait on Tulo. However, my offense is lighting the world on fire, and I think he could be my best trading chip. Should I dangle Tulo out there for pitching help? Would you be okay with Rutledge or Plouffe at SS for the rest of the season?


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C - Buster Posey (SF, C/1B)
1B - Albert Pujols (LAA, 1B)
2B - Ian Kinsler (Tex, 2B)
3B - Kevin Youkilis (Bos, 1B/3B)
SS - Josh Rutledge (Col, SS)
LF - Mike Trout (LAA, LF/CF/RF)
CF - Andrew McCutchen (Pit, CF)
RF - Jason Heyward (Atl, RF)
Util - Will Middlebrooks (Bos, 3B)
BN - Trevor Plouffe (Min, 2B/3B/SS/RF)
BN - Dexter Fowler (Col, CF)
BN - Alfonso Soriano (ChC, LF)
DL - Troy Tulowitzki (Col, SS)

SP - Felix Hernandez (Sea, SP)
SP - David Price (TB, SP)
SP - Jarrod Parker (Oak, SP)
RP - Rafael Betancourt (Col, RP)
RP - JJ Putz (Ari, RP)
P - Dan Haren (LAA, SP)
P - Brandon McCarthy (Oak, SP)
P - Carlos Villanueva (Tor, SP/RP)
P - Paul Maholm (Atl, SP)
BN - Tim Lincecum (SF, SP)
BN - Mike Minor (Atl, SP)
BN - Grant Balfour (Oak, RP)
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DL - Andrew Bailey (Bos, RP)
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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby Element » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:55 pm

Sure. Make it known that he's available and see what kind of offers come in.
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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby mayor quimby » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:29 pm

I really don't think you should rely on Plouffe or Rutledge at SS if you're trying to make a run this year. Plouffe isn't very good IMO and I think Rutledge will see a dramatic decrease in playing time once Tulo is back.

Like you said, you can afford to hold on to Tulo as you're in 2nd place. Trading away big names on the DL are moves for teams on the cusp of making the playoffs and who need the production now, rather than during the playoffs. Sit on him now and wait until you need him in the playoff run that you know you're going to make.

At least that was always my philosophy.
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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby Element » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:39 pm

mayor quimby wrote:I really don't think you should rely on Plouffe or Rutledge at SS if you're trying to make a run this year. Plouffe isn't very good IMO and I think Rutledge will see a dramatic decrease in playing time once Tulo is back.

Like you said, you can afford to hold on to Tulo as you're in 2nd place. Trading away big names on the DL are moves for teams on the cusp of making the playoffs and who need the production now, rather than during the playoffs. Sit on him now and wait until you need him in the playoff run that you know you're going to make.

At least that was always my philosophy.


Of course all of this depends on the pitcher coming back. If I could get a top flight starter for him right now I would do it.
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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby OuTrAgE » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:05 pm

I am 31-5 in offensive categories over the last 6 weeks (without Tulo, obviously). Conversely, I am 22-14 in pitching categories.

If I traded Tulo, it would only be because I need pitching more than hitting. I'm going to see what kind of offers I get.
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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby BigBilly » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:11 pm

I think you can afford to dangle him to the league and at least gage what you could get.. I think Rutledge will stay in the line-up even when Tulo returns @ 2b.

I'm assuming this isn't a keeper as well

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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby OuTrAgE » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:21 pm

Non-keeper, correct. Thanks!
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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby OuTrAgE » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:10 pm

Tulo, Maholm, and Betancourt for Latos and Hanrahan?
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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby mayor quimby » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:35 pm

OuTrAgE wrote:Tulo, Maholm, and Betancourt for Latos and Hanrahan?


Terrible deal for you. You need a top pitcher in return.
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Re: Trade Tulo?

Postby OuTrAgE » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:42 pm

mayor quimby wrote:
OuTrAgE wrote:Tulo, Maholm, and Betancourt for Latos and Hanrahan?


Terrible deal for you. You need a top pitcher in return.


I was thinking Gio Gonzalez instead of Latos, but that seemed unlikely given Tulo's uncertainty.
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