Skin Blues wrote:Marte is on a better pace this year than Cespedes was last year. Matt Carpenter also isn't worth much in a standard league so I'd easily take Rodney over him. Carpenter has no power or speed. He's basically Jeff Keppinger on a hot streak. Overall it's a decently balanced trade, but Marte is arguably the most valuable player in the deal, and if Rodney maintains the closer role in 2014 he'll be more valuable than either Carpenter or Martinez. But yeah... a lot depends on the keeper rules. Rodney and Cespedes could be expensive keepers and Martinez could be free, and that changes things.
Just to elaborate on the ridiculousness of that Marte/Carpenter/Keppinger discussion, lets look at 2013 production:
Carp --- 72 R, 9HR, 45 RBI, 41 XBH, .321/.394/.497
Marte - 59 R, 9HR, 28 RBI, 37 XBH, .291/.342/.462
Explain how Marte is the most valuable player in that deal, but Carpenter "isn't worth much in standard leagues"?
When you actually look at the numbers, that seems rather absurd, no?
Other than steals, Carpenter is flat out better across the board! And he plays (several) much more shallow positions.
Also explain how Marte is on a better pace than 2012 Cespedes? What Marte is actually on pace for is fewer HR, fewer RBI, lower AVG, lower OBP, and lower SLG. Marte is going to score more R and obviously have more steals. And hes also going to end up with about 200 more ABs than Cespedes last year, but still not measure up.
I would rather both Carpenter and Cespedes over Marte, and the more I think about it, the more lopsided the deal looks.