Does it make sense for me to deal Carlos Beltran to acquire R.A. Dickey? In second place, 5 games back of 1st.
12 Team H2H DAILY LEAGUE with 6 Keepers Season to Season, each for 3 years max. * means a keeper entering this season Stat Categories: R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG -- IP, CG, W, L, ER, ERA, K, SV, WHIP
C Mike Napoli 1B Prince Fielder* 2B Dustin Pedroia 3B Miguel Cabrera* SS Hanley Ramirez* OF Ryan Braun* OF Jacoby Ellsbury OF Justin Upton UT Adrian Gonzalez UT Carlos Beltran UT Giancarlo Stanton BN Lorenzo Cain BN Carlos Gomez DL Emilio Bonifacio DL Jose Bautista DL David Ortiz
SP Clayton Kershaw SP Cliff Lee SP CC Sabathia RP Craig Kimbrel RP Aroldis Chapman P Jason Motte P Greg Holland P Adam Wainwright BN Zack Greinke BN Tim Lincecum BN Doug Fister DL Tommy Hanson [Will eventually need to clear a spot for his return]
The teams whose pitching I have listed above don't have nearly the offense my team has. However, the guy with Verlander and co. has a ton of singles, triples, SB types (so he is basically punting power) -- and he's remarkably tough to beat when his pitching is on.
There is a team I have good trade relations with who has Ian Kennedy and AJ Burnett. Would either be worth targeting? Alternately, the guy with Dickey also has Lance Lynn.
sigriffey wrote:There is a team I have good trade relations with who has Ian Kennedy and AJ Burnett. Would either be worth targeting? Alternately, the guy with Dickey also has Lance Lynn.
Could capitalize on Lincecum's latest surge by adding him in a deal with Beltran to acquire a true ace? You have 4 guys on the DL that you're going to need to clear space for eventually too. At this stage you should look at nothing for 2 for 1 deals.
Hitters don't know how to hit his pitch, it's a pretty easy equation for being acknowledged as an ace. They just swing helplessly and walk back to the dugout with a smile on their face.
And the argument I hear a lot is "Oh well this is the first time he's pitched well..." False. The last two seasons have been excellent as well, now he has just perfected his knuckler to which he has pristine command and misses bats as much as the Verlanders and the King Felix's of the world.
The guy is an ACE. You can surely rely on him to put up just about the same dominant numbers through september, I'll be the first to put money on it.
And for the record, I have not hopped on the band wagon simply because I'm an owner of his. I really believe in this guy.