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Am I crazy for turning down Prince Fielder?

Postby jnormy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:50 pm

In a 20-team H2H dynasty league (standard cats plus holds and OPS), I am smack in the middle of a major youth movement of a pretty bad team I took over mid-season last year. Just got offered Prince Fielder and Edwin Jackson for Goldschmidt and Profar. After thinking about it for a few moments, and given my desire to build a dynasty through youth, I turned it down. I have high hopes for Goldy and am reluctant to give up the #1 prospect in baseball given my current team situation. But now I'm wondering if I should've grabbed Fielder, or at least countered with a better SP on his side (his top four are Gio, Gallardo, Morrow, and Lester).

My roster (listed below) is definitely built for the future. But am I crazy to turn down the Prince? All opinions welcome, thanks!

C Arencibia (Tor - C)
1B Goldschmidt (Ari - 1B)
2B D. Murphy (NYM - 1B, 2B)
3B Seager (Sea - 2B, 3B)
SS A. Escobar (KC - SS)
LF Soriano (ChC - LF)
CF Fowler (Col - CF)
RF Revere (Phi - LF, CF, RF)
UTIL Joyce (TB - LF, RF)
BN F. Martinez (Hou - LF, RF)
BN Profar (Tex - UTIL)
BN B. Starling (KC - LF) NA
BN Arenado (Col - 3B) NA

SP Samardzija (Chi - SP)
SP Cueto (Cin - SP)
SP Minor (Atl - SP)
RP Flaherty (Atl - RP)
RP Lyon (NYM - RP)
RP Crain (CWS - RP)
P Cahill (Ari - SP)
P Detwiler (Was - SP, RP)
P Bailey (Bos - RP)
BN Taillon (Pit - SP) NA
BN J. Fernandez (Mia - SP) NA
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Re: Am I crazy for turning down Prince Fielder?

Postby MashinSpuds » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:59 pm

Not crazy, as you weren't going to win with Fielder on the roster. However, you may have been able to swing a decent package back for Fielder and scored a mid-range starter in Jackson. Truth is, Goldy and Profar are pretty nice to have on a rebuilding team, so even with a free Jackson and some new pieces from a Fielder trade you may not have gained all that much from a Fielder flip. I think you made a fine move given your motives.
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