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1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby fast dogs » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:17 pm

I play in 5 year contract leagues and Pablo has been on my team for the last 4 years. His average went down and he's only played 2/3 of the year the last 2. I was all ready to make the switch to Machado @3rd base for next year and take a small hit in my 2013 for the good of the long term.Now Pablo's post season as me wondering if I'm jumping the gun. I was super impressed by Machado but he could be in for some growing pains and could turn out to be a poor keeper if thats the case.We do have corner and 3rd and the contracts don't restart if traded. Machado will only have 3rd base elig starting the season and I could possibly keep both tho I prefer to go a different direction and just start with 1 3rd basemen. Which 1? (5X5 roto)
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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby MaudDib » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:34 pm

Of the two I would keep Sandoval. Why he wasn't healthy, he still put up solid numbers which is not something I expect from Machado. Maybe I would keep both but I think i would just try and get Machado back in the draft and restart the 4 year clock.
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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby Element » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:21 pm

MaudDib wrote:Of the two I would keep Sandoval. Why he wasn't healthy, he still put up solid numbers which is not something I expect from Machado. Maybe I would keep both but I think i would just try and get Machado back in the draft and restart the 4 year clock.


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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:33 pm

Machado, by a huge margin.
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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby Goatrider » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:00 pm

If you keep one, I'd go Machado. Expanded role next year and four years of high upside. I agree with the expected growing pains. That's why I'd keep both. Anchor w/ Panda. CI with Machado and make the transition next year with more information. IMO for what is worth.
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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby kaiser » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:00 am

Muchado. Don't let the Series sway you. Look at the long-term picture. You already know that he is the right option.
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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby MaudDib » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:12 am

I am going to make another pitch to keep Pablo. I assume you are in fantasy baseball to win now and that is what you would be doing by keeping Sandoval. Machado has a ton of potential but so many prospects bust or take years to become fantasy relevant so I just don't see the benefit you would get by keeping Machado. Plus you know he will be available in the later part of the draft so why keep someone that you can easily get back later or even keep. Machado still has some growing up to do before he is worth starting on a regular basis.
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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby rjforlife » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:04 am

I'm going with Machado. He had a very impressive showing in his first 191 ABs, and he could very easily move up from there next year. He could also go the Hosmer route and do a nosedive, but that's the fun of prospects, watching and waiting to see if they become Mike Trout or Eric Hosmer. With four years of Machado vs. only one with Pablo, I'd be willing to take a small gamble on Machado.
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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby fast dogs » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:41 pm

I'm usually anti-prospects in most of these posts; sticking with the proven player instead. Always been a Pablo fan it'll be tough letting him go if thats the route I take. Something about Machado that caught my eye tho, making this a tough call for me. This league isn't prospect crazy but being able to secure a guy for the next 5 years will bump him up in the draft several rounds ahead of single season drafts. 'You can always redraft him later' in the draft is true, however it isn't real likely with so many owners so high on Machado already. Appreciate the replies, these insights really helped me see my own keeper choices more clearly in a different league. This 1 I might be on the fence all offseason
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Re: 1 year of Sandoval or 4 of Machado?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:17 pm

Machado is the better value.
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