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Big keeper trade!! Help?!!? HARPER

Postby TheGhost » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:41 pm

So I'm in a 10 team keeper league. 6x6, keep 6, H2H.

I'm probably not going to win this year and would be playing for the future.

The offer on the table is:
My: Buster Posey (8th round keeper for next year) and Johnny Cueto (12th round keeper)
for
His: Bryce Harper (14th round keeper), Lance Lynn (23rd round keeper)

I would normally turn this trade down but I do want Harper for the long run. I can only keep six players have a lot of young talent. Sooo... Unless I would keep both Posey and Cueto, I think this might be a good deal for me.

Other potential keepers on my team with the keeper round in parentheses include:
Giancarlo Stanton (6)
Eric Hosmer (22)
Manny Machado (23)
Starlin Castro (15)
Aroldis Chapman (21)
Trevor Bauer (20)
Dylan Bundy (19)

What should I do? Am I giving up too much for Harper?? Thanks in advance! ;-D
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Re: Big keeper trade!! Help?!!?

Postby ATLbraves » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:52 pm

well if you want Harper it is definitely going to cost you, so I think this is a pretty fair deal honestly. I just wish Harper had a little bit better keeper value.



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Re: Big keeper trade!! Help?!!?

Postby TheGhost » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:12 pm

ATLbraves wrote:well if you want Harper it is definitely going to cost you, so I think this is a pretty fair deal honestly. I just wish Harper had a little bit better keeper value.



help with mine please:
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Given my potential keepers, would you keep both Cueto and Buster?

Anyone have any other thoughts?
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Re: Big keeper trade!! Help?!!?

Postby ATLbraves » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:20 pm

TheGhost wrote:
ATLbraves wrote:well if you want Harper it is definitely going to cost you, so I think this is a pretty fair deal honestly. I just wish Harper had a little bit better keeper value.



help with mine please:
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Given my potential keepers, would you keep both Cueto and Buster?

Anyone have any other thoughts?


IMO your must keeps based on value are these:
Giancarlo Stanton
Eric Hosmer
Manny Machado
Starlin Castro
Aroldis Chapman

Then you can make a great argument for keeping Buster, Cueto, Bundy, or Bauer. So that's why I like you making this move. The only thing I would suggest is if you could get a draft pick in return instead of Lance Lynn. Or if you get Lynn, just immediately trade him and your other spare keepers for draft picks. And with that 6th keeper spot, I would keep Harper.
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Re: Big keeper trade!! Help?!!? HARPER

Postby KingOfSports » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:26 pm

I don't like the deal. If I were you I'd keep Stanton, Hosmer, Castro, Chapman, Posey, and Cueto. You can still play for the future with Posey who is still only 25 and Cueto is only 26 so in reality you can still get a minimum of four years of pretty good production from both of these guys. I think making this deal would be taking a giant step backward.
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Re: Big keeper trade!! Help?!!? HARPER

Postby baegames » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:22 pm

I'd rather have Harper next year than Posey, and I don't think Cueto is one of your keepers.

Before we all say that Harper may be a middle round talent, remember this - he is 19. Mike Trout, just as an example, is 20, and he produced less than Harper last year. He's 19.

Let's look at this 19 year old from 1989: (264/329/420)
20: (300/366/481)
21: (327/399/527)

Harper as 19 yo: (250/329/409)

Ok, he's not quite Griffey, but I'll take that comp.

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