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Postby ron paul for pres » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:10 pm

8 team, H2H, 5x5

I get - Braun, Peavy, Gallardo
I give - Strasburg, Darvish, OF of my choice

My lineup is already stacked. Is adding Braun worth hurting my pitching?

My current team:

C - Rosario
1B - Prince
2B - Kendrick
3B - Miggy
SS - Tulo
MI - Weeks
CI - Middlebrooks
OF - McCutcheon
OF - J Hamilton
OF - Heyward
OF - Morse
OF - Victorino
UT - Morales
BN - Revere
BN - Seager
BN - Hardy

SP - Strasburg, Darvsih, Gio, Bumgarner, Miley, Vogelsong
RP - Romo, Grilli, Wilhemson
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Postby lane_anasazi2 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:08 pm

Wait until we hear more about this Biogenesis thing. If Braun isn't suspended, go for it. The OF of your choice should be Revere.
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Postby plamb23 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:10 pm

I'd get Braun
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Postby ron paul for pres » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:11 pm

I'm not worried about the Biogenesis deal. And I'm pretty sure that I win the trade. The question is, does it make my team better?
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Postby JRM4833 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:21 pm

That's a tough one. On pure talent, I might lean toward taking the Braun side. But overall, I lean toward sticking with what you have. Your pitching would be weak in an 8-team league without Strasburg and Darvish. Right now you seem to have a really good balance. Your offense is already sick. I just don't see enough need to improve even more on offense when you must already be in the top one or two teams already on offense. The possibility of a suspension for Braun puts it over the edge for me.
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Postby plamb23 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:26 pm

Braun = better

Your pitching is fine without those two
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Postby Martain » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:38 pm

Your team is already beast on offense. If the batting/pitching categories are even i would keep Stras/Darvish. I honestly think you need pitching more than you need the hitting.

However, if your league settings allow streaming SP, I would do the deal. You'll probably win 4-5 offense categories every week, then stream to get Ws and Ks and get a bunch of closers to get SVs (ERA and WHIP won't matter when you win 4-5 offense categories every week).
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Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:39 pm

Take Braun, your pitching will be fine and you can always add more later if you need. This trade is too good in your favor not to do it.
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Postby sinicalypse » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:48 pm

i wouldn't do it.... the biogenesis thing has already been mentioned, but you're also tossing in a guy with a potentially high ceiling in yu darvish to get your ryan braun and then two pedestrian pitchers who will significantly downgrade your rotation. you'd go from very likely having pitching as a big strength of your team to having your pitching likely be one of your team's weakest areas

if you wanna try and get braun, try packaging strasburg with someone else (a younger position player with potential?) cuz those pitchers you're getting back should be pretty easily replaceable if your league isn't crazy competitive and you work the waiver wire with due diligence and roll the dice on potentially-breaking-out pitchers and a couple of them stick. trading yu darvish right now as a toss-in in a deal where you're giving up multiple players to get one player and someone else's filler is cutting him short.... i'd hold out to see if yu can start off with an era of around 2.50 after a month or two to see if he's primed to have a run for the cy young in him before i just shuttle him off assuming that he's a toss-in to sweeten the pot in a trade that's basically strasburg for braun.

but hey that's my two cents.... i mean, long-term if you're playing for more than this year and keeping braun going forward it's a better deal because strasburg always will have that big injury concern, and seeing as he's going late 1st / early 2nd in drafts right now i mean how much more value can he have (short of him becoming so good that someone would trade you braun + others for him?)

but yeah, i wouldn't go and cripple your pitching to get braun... i'd get craftier and try to hang on to yu darvish and use other filler if you're convinced that you wanna trade strasburg for braun, especially knowing that there's a potential ~50game suspension looming for him, i'd wanna keep as much strength on my team as i could.

take a look at my thread, would ye!?!? viewtopic.php?f=26&t=456750
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Postby Fenris-77 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:13 pm

Yup, I'd do that to add Braun, no doubt. ;-D
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