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Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby Millhouse » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:12 pm

12-team 6x6 mixed keeper.

Other guy needs an OF (BJ Upton has been killllllling him all year).

I'm fairly deep in OF (Bautista, Choo, Cuddyer, McLouth, Cespedes, R.Davis) and have a good pitching staff (Darvish, Verlander, Price, Latos) but could use a 5th arm (Pineda on DL; but I'm eyeing Erasmo Ramirez & STL Carlos Martinez down the road a bit).

So....is Cespedes a fair offer for Lester? Or do you guys worry about Lester enough to not even deal Cespedes for him?

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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby unbigote » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:20 pm

I think Cespedes has better long term value. As a Lester owner, I was hoping for a revival, but he has been slipping of late. Do you think this deal will help you win the league? If so go for it, if not I say hold on to Cespedes, he can be a stud in the future.

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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby twistedude » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:20 pm

I generally think Cespedes carries more value than Lester. But since it fills a need, and Cespedes hasn't exactly been lighting it up, I guess it's not bad. What other SP's does he have? I'd look a little bit higher, like a Mike Minor or a Anibal Sanchez type. Lester has been quite shaky over the past month or so.

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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby Johnny Tuttle » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:31 pm

In terms of long term value, I dislike this.

I would aim higher.
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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby shadowmoses » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:23 pm

Even if this weren't a keeper league, I'd be hesitant to make the trade. Lester's rate stats have been trending downward for the last couple of years, so I wouldn't hold out hope on a second half turnaround. If said owner has a better starter he would consider moving, I'd try for that. Otherwise, I think Cespedes carries enough value that another owner would be willing to part with a superior starting pitcher for him. His long-term keeper potential should also be factored into any deal, hence why I believe you should be able to land a much better pitcher than Lester.
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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby SecretAgentMan » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:54 pm

There is no way I give Cespedes for Lester. Cespedes's avg is down but he is still producing. Lester has been pretty useless for a couple of years now and is not doing well currently so why would you want him and why would you trade a 30 hr guy for him? Target another SP imo.
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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby TheTrith » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:52 pm

Lester is nowhere near as valuable as Cespedes in any format.
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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby michaelyoung4prez » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:35 am

Keep Cespedes easily, or aim higher on SP

What other SP's does he have?
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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby fierro33 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:01 am

No brainer....lester is not worth cespedes
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Re: Quick one: is Cespedes for Lester fair? WHIR ALWAYS!

Postby RasmusFlow » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:26 am

I don't think it's a good deal for you. Cespedes carries a lot more upside and value, especially in a keeper.

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