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Puig for a Pitcher?

Postby Emerald City Blues » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:50 am

14 team roto. 6 categories. Keepers. I'm doing pretty well, near the top of the batting stats, but stuck in the middle of the pack when it comes to Wins and Saves. I have a decent chance of winning it all. Was considering a win-now move, selling high on Puig, and finding a high-end SP (like Felix) to boost my wins (and saves if I can squeeze in a closer), and fortify my rate stats.

Am I crazy? Should I ride the Puig train 'till the wheels fall off, or sell high and scratch some more points out of my roto standings?
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2B-Kipnis, Prado
3B-Sandoval, Frazier
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Re: Puig for a Pitcher?

Postby Cks4828 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:58 am

If you can get Felix, then i would do it. Even if Puig keeps it going, Felix is a proven top of the line starter.
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Re: Puig for a Pitcher?

Postby Surfs up » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:04 am

Call me crazy for passing on Felix but I would ride out the Puig train. He's an everyday player and Felix as good as he is only pitches once every five days. To me its hard to give up somebody that helps in 4-5 catagories for a pitcher that will help in 3-4.
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Re: Puig for a Pitcher?

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:03 pm

No word on how the keeper settings are in your league, but this is a great move if it helps to win it all PLUS you are able to keep Felix.
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Re: Puig for a Pitcher?

Postby Emerald City Blues » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:35 am

Thanks guys - good question. My league only allows 3 keepers. And, you can only keep a guy 3 years. Its auction format, so keeper cost is whatever price you paid during draft. For Free Agents, we pay a flat $10 to keep, so Puig would cost me $10 to keep. Felix would cost me $35.

However, I'm not sure I'd keep Puig or Felix, anyways. Puig, in my mind, is still a big question mark, and I have a pretty good selection of possible keepers for next year: McCutcheon ($26), Goldschmidt ($10), Kipnis ($10), Harvey ($10), Donaldson ($10), Alvarez ($4), Marte ($2), Carpenter ($3),

This trade would be all about winning this year. Felix would give me a boost in Wins and Ks, strengthen my ratio stats (era, whip), and protect me against an injury to one of my other pitchers. So far I've been VERY lucky, my core SPs have not been injured, but pitchers always seem to be at risk of injury. Here's my core SP group: Harvey, Latos, Samardzija, CJ Wilson.

The one thing that holds me back from this trade. If this is all about getting Wins out of my pitchers (and locking in some value from Puig before he regresses), well, I'm in a Roto Points format. I'm 5 points behind the leader in that category. I have 49 Wins. The leader has 54. There's always the chance I make up the difference, even without Felix.

Any further insights would be great!
16 team, roto 6x6

C-Castro
1B-Goldschmidt, Rizzo, Butler
2B-Kipnis, Prado
3B-Sandoval, Frazier
SS-Miller
OFs-McCutchen, Werth, Brown, Swisher, Span, Castellanos

SPs-Wacha, Ryu, Wheeler, Ventura
RPs-Reed, Hunter, Soria, Clippard, Lindstrom, Fields
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Re: Puig for a Pitcher?

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:56 pm

I would probably keep Puig here and just maybe consider grabbing a starter or two for the stretch run and just trust in the guys you have.
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