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Trade for Middlebrooks or Lawrie

Postby EvilEmpire02 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:20 pm

I'm in a keeper points league and I am thinking about making a trade. If you could get one of these guys in a trade who would you take and why. I am leaning toward Middlebrooks because I feel like Lawrie is injury prone, and doesn't have nearly as much power, but Middlebrooks K's worry me.
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Re: Trade for Middlebrooks or Lawrie

Postby CyboNinja » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:12 pm

I'd go with Lawrie. I think its too early to label him injury prone yet. Their OBPs are too close to be relevant but the high K% with Middlebrooks scares me. Also you're going to get 15+ SBs from Lawrie.

I think Lawrie wins, not but a ton but enough to make it an easy choice imo.

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Re: Trade for Middlebrooks or Lawrie

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:24 pm

I prefer Lawrie. Middlebrooks overperformed last year and is getting pretty over-valued imo.
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Re: Trade for Middlebrooks or Lawrie

Postby Montana168 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Agree with all of the above. Lawrie has the superior upside, but obviously, it all depends on the cost. Middlebrooks won't repeat that 20+% HR/FB ratio. Theoretically, if they are equal in cost, you go with Lawrie, no question. But Middlebrooks should come cheaper, it just depends on how much cheaper.
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Re: Trade for Middlebrooks or Lawrie

Postby Martain » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:21 pm

at this point in their respective careers its almost a wash. If you have a chance to keep Lawrie long range, i'd go for him. But if its a one year deal, you'll probably get around the same production. They are both kind of injury risks too.

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Re: Trade for Middlebrooks or Lawrie

Postby ggs » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:39 pm

i expect lawrie to bounce back a little. wont be as hot as when he first got called up, but wont be as terrible as last year.
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