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Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby labardo31 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:13 pm

Hey guys,

We get to keep 8 guys in my 16 team 8x8 roto league. I finished 2nd last season, but based largely on my offense. I usually intend to keep 5 bats and 3 arms, but I don't know given my mediocre pitching options. We also have a 15 man minor league system we keep from season to season.

The offer is

I send
Kris Medlen
Martin Perez

I receive
Allen Craig
Tyler Skaggs


My keepers as of today are

1b - Fielder
3b - Lawrie
Util - Prado
OF - J Upton
OF - McCutchen

SP - J Johnson, J Lester, K Medlen


Would you keep those 8 I have listed, or make the deal for Craig/Skaggs?

Thanks in advance. Leave a link if you'd like me to return the favor.
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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby studepaber » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:44 pm

This is close for me but I like the offer for you. Medlen should be able to be replaced (depending on other teams' keepers) and Allen will give you a strong offense (although with less position eligibility than last year). Are there alot of big name pitchers available? I definitely like Skaggs more than Perez and think he could be fantasy relevant this year.
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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby jtsandwich » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:55 pm

Make the trade, one can typically find 2-3 very serviceable pitchers throughout the season, finding a bat on the other hand is always harder to do. Craig is expected to be very solid. Medlen is as well but one just never knows what can happen with a young arm.
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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby Element » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:36 pm

I wouldn't keep any of the secondary players in your deal. So it really comes down to Craig vs Medlen. I am not quite as high on Craig as most since he has never shown that he can stay healthy. I guess you could say the same for Medlen, but there is just something about him. I was not a Medlen owner last season & I do not get caught up in the hype. I expect him to be pretty solid and maybe great. I would stick with Medlen.
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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby brommy15 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:49 pm

I am a big Craig fan and will try and own him in mult leagues. Not sure Medlen will replicate last year and if a trade is close, which I think this is, then I tend to err on hitting. So my vote would be the Craig part of the deal.

Thanks for your help on my Wainwright/Chapman deal.
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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby kidsilk » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:44 pm

Take Craig. I think he is a stud if he can stay on the field. Medlen will be good though but I don't see him repeating his last half of the season last year.

please help! I really need it. :-)

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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby ensanimal » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:25 pm

I usually prefer keeper bats, and I like Craig going forward so would make the deal. You'd have to look at pitching early though in the draft probably. I like the depth available this year though.
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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby HOOTIE » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:08 am

I like Craig, but i keep Medlen easy.
He is your best SP.
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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby Kimbos Beard » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:33 am

HOOTIE wrote:I like Craig, but i keep Medlen easy.
He is your best SP.


I also have Medlen ahead of Johnson and Lester. I am pretty high on Medlen this year so i don't think I would be willing to move him for Craig.
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Re: Medlen for Craig, WHIR

Postby beisbol4ever94928 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:18 pm

Thanks for helping with mine. Greatly appreciated.

I always prefer to keep bats over pitchers. It also sounds like in your league there will likely be players that you can obtain in a draft that will replace Medlen, s I would make the deal and keep Craig.
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