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Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby dominodoug » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:48 pm

10 keeper, 16 team, minor league roster, points league.

Positive batting points:
1b, 2b, 3b, HR, BB, R, RBI, SB, TB, XBH, CYC

Negative batting points:
K, CS

Positive pitching points:
IP, W, SV, K, SO, HD, CS, QS, NH, PG

Negative pitching points:
ER, L, BS, H, BB, HR

I pretty much have my keepers set.
Wilin Rosario
Anthony Rizzo
Adrian Beltre
Alcides Escobar
Michael Morse
Mike Trout
Jay Bruce
Roy Halladay
R.A. Dickey
C.J. Wilson

Extras:
Denard Span
Miguel Montero
Dustin Ackley
Kevin Youkilis
Jim Johnson
Matt Garza

I was recently offered:
Asdrubal Cabrera
Julio Teheran
for
Denard Span
Miguel Montero

I would rather keep Escobar for SB's over Cabrera so he's just a throw in. Julio Teheran on the other hand would go to my minor league roster and be available for next year. The main issue is that the offer is from a team in my league and would make him much more competitive. I will benefit, but at what cost? Do I take this trade?
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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby MaudDib » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:09 am

Take the deal. Not really sure it costs you all that much honestly. Montero is a solid C but nothing special and you should be able to replace him. Same goes for Span. I don't love Cabrera but he alone is worth both of those guys IMO because of his position. Add in a good prospect in Teheran and I wouldn't worry too much about what this does for the other owner.
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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby studepaber » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:12 am

I'd say do it! You're getting the Braves' best prospect and the best MLB player out of those 3.
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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:09 pm

MaudDib wrote:Take the deal. Not really sure it costs you all that much honestly. Montero is a solid C but nothing special and you should be able to replace him. Same goes for Span. I don't love Cabrera but he alone is worth both of those guys IMO because of his position. Add in a good prospect in Teheran and I wouldn't worry too much about what this does for the other owner.


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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby kaiser » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:20 pm

Yes, I like this deal for you, too.
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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby trippical » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:05 pm

Go for it. During the offseason, I wouldn't be worrying much about what makes other teams better. Just be concerned with improving your team.

However, you might be able to find a better deal. I have absolutely no clue if that's true, but exhaust all of your options if you're not in love with this trade.
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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby Element » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:49 pm

I am not all that high on Teheran, but you are certainly getting the best player in the deal.
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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby BaseballProf » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:30 pm

I'm not a huge fan of Teheran either, but I'm guessing it's not a two catcher league and Rosario is more than suitable to replace Montero. I like Cabrera more than Escobar as well, assuming it's a standard points league and SB aren't disproportionately valuable. Easy deal.
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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:35 pm

Yes you take that deal QUICK (especially even more so since you have Rosario as well)
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Re: Benefit, but at what cost?

Postby dominodoug » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:03 am

Thank you for the input and sorry for the delayed response. I did take the deal. I am leaning towards keeping Escobar even after receiving Cabrera. Steals are a premium in our league and Escobar actually outscored Cabrera last year, but not by much. I do worry about a slight regression after seeing his average raise last year but want to believe it may have been his breakout season.
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