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Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby diesek » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:58 am

Hi I am playing in a Dynasty League and have been offered the following trade:

Will Myer and Eric Hosmer for Justin Upton.

I have the following roster:

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2B - Johnny Giavotella, Rickie Weeks
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SP - Homer Bailey, Tommy Hanson, Jordan Zimmerman, Cole Hamels, Jeremy Hellickson, David Price, Tim Lincecum
RP - Joel Hanrahan, Matt Capps, Andrew Bailey, Carlos Marmol, Drew Storen

Let me know what you think about the trade. Many thanks
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:41 am

In a dynasty league that's close, but I wouldn't pull the trigger. This would be selling low on Upton to some extent, and you're also giving up the best player in the deal. Upton has a history of producing at an elite level; Hosmer and Myers don't. Plus, neither one profiles as a true 5-tool talent.

It may seem like Justin Upton's been around forever, but the reality is that he just finished his age 24 season.
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby Quackman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:50 pm

Hell no. After this year why would you want Hosmer? Cmon. Upton is young and a stud. He was in a funk for awhile but he seemed to come around 2nd half a little more. I love trying to grab Upton for cheap though so Nice job to the guy trying to rip you off.
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby diesek » Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:10 am

haha. Thank you guys. I have called off the deal. Cheers
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby MaudDib » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Tempting because I believe a lot in all three but I think I stick with Upton.
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby rjforlife » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:39 pm

That's a really tough one because all 3 are relative unknowns for next season. Hosmer had a great rookie year and terrible sophomore year. Year 3? Who knows. Upton had a couple of really solid years and then a horrid first half and only decent 2nd half this season. Myers is the classic uber-prospect who could be great right out of the gates.

I think you have to hold with Upton, OR get a little bit more out of the guy. I like the trade enough as is where if you just added a little bit to it in your favor, I would pull the trigger. Will he add someone, or can you get a slight upgrade out of him?
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby MaudDib » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:34 pm

rjforlife wrote:That's a really tough one because all 3 are relative unknowns for next season. Hosmer had a great rookie year and terrible sophomore year. Year 3? Who knows. Upton had a couple of really solid years and then a horrid first half and only decent 2nd half this season. Myers is the classic uber-prospect who could be great right out of the gates.

I think you have to hold with Upton, OR get a little bit more out of the guy. I like the trade enough as is where if you just added a little bit to it in your favor, I would pull the trigger. Will he add someone, or can you get a slight upgrade out of him?


I agree with this. Maybe you add a second player and he adds a third player to make the deal happen. It is very close as is so another player on both sides could tip the scales.
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby Element » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:14 am

Upton by a great margin for me. I like him a lot for next season. Hosmer has a lot of talent, but until he can beat the shift I am not planning on much from him. Myers is intriguing, but he's likely gonna be a mid-season callup. It's not like J-Up is old.
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby kaiser » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:23 am

Agreed. You stick with Upton.
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Re: Is it time to trade Justin Upton?

Postby chargerss24 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:32 pm

I, along with many others I'm sure, were disappointed in Upton's season last year. It's tempting to move him, but I think you continue to stick with him. He had a thumb injury earlier in the season which I think lingered all year that effected his overall numbers. Keep him. I still believe in him that the best is yet to come.
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