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Postby Brainstorm » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:22 am

12 team, 5x5 Roto 10 keepers $260 cap. Keepers go up $5 a year to keep.

Current 9:

Kemp 27
Cano 24
Tulo 23
Strasburg 18
Greinke 16
Heyward 15
Hosmer 8
Howard 5
Samardzija 3


Left with Middlebrooks at 8 or Machado at 3. Initial thoughts were Machado, but read alot of positive reports on Middlebrooks + more favorable projections this year. I understand Machado will be the better player down the road, but not convinced he outperforms Middlebrooks this year. Also think if I throw Middlebrooks back he could go as high as $12-14, while Machado may go to $7 or $8. Not really sure though, this is our first auction draft and I feel like it could go one of 100 different directions.

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Re: Machado or Middlebrooks? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:48 am

I would go with Machado because he is cheaper and he will likely be the better player in the long run. It might not happen this year but I am not sold on Middlebrooks doing all that much either. So I would keep the better long term player and still look to get a 3B in the draft.
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Re: Machado or Middlebrooks? WHIR

Postby studepaber » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:44 am

I guess I would go Machado too, although they will probably put up similar numbers this year. I agree with Maud tho try to get a better one in the draft (if they are available).
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Re: Machado or Middlebrooks? WHIR

Postby GradySizemore » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:14 pm

Machado for sure! I don't see them being to different this year but I like Machado A LOT more down the road.
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Re: Machado or Middlebrooks? WHIR

Postby Ragoczy » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:55 pm

Another vote for Machado, who will ultimately be the better player. Plus I don't like hitters coming off wrist injuries. I think I would keep Machado even if he was at $8.
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Re: Machado or Middlebrooks? WHIR

Postby SoCal87 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:33 pm

Same as the rest, Machado. :-D
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Re: Machado or Middlebrooks? WHIR

Postby Element » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:18 pm

I have Machado for 2013 and beyond. I am not a big Middlebrooks guy.
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Re: Machado or Middlebrooks? WHIR

Postby wildcatbandit525 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:23 pm

Machado
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Re: Machado or Middlebrooks? WHIR

Postby beisbol4ever94928 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:34 pm

Brainstorm wrote:12 team, 5x5 Roto 10 keepers $260 cap. Keepers go up $5 a year to keep.

Current 9:

Kemp 27
Cano 24
Tulo 23
Strasburg 18
Greinke 16
Heyward 15
Hosmer 8
Howard 5
Samardzija 3


Left with Middlebrooks at 8 or Machado at 3. Initial thoughts were Machado, but read alot of positive reports on Middlebrooks + more favorable projections this year. I understand Machado will be the better player down the road, but not convinced he outperforms Middlebrooks this year. Also think if I throw Middlebrooks back he could go as high as $12-14, while Machado may go to $7 or $8. Not really sure though, this is our first auction draft and I feel like it could go one of 100 different directions.

Thoughts?


I would stick with Machado here. At $3 this year and a potential $8/$13 for the next two (assuming you keep him longer then just this season, seems to be a lot better value long term.

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