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Postby footballisbetter.com » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:13 am

H2H 5x5 league with 12 teams. I'm currently have an 11 game lead on 2nd place, so I'm pretty locked for the playoffs. My one glaring weakness is home runs. I was offered the following trade:
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I get- Trumbo, E Sanatana, A Sanchez, B Phillips
I give- Aoki, Strasburg, Medlan, M Prado

Strasburg can be kept by him next season for $7. He would not be keeper eligible on my team.

Leave a link and I will hit yours. Below is my team for reference:

C- Posey
C- Gattis
1B- Freeman
2B- Pedroia
3B- Machado
SS- Zobrist
MI- M Prado
CI- B Lawrie
OF (4)- C Gomez, Holliday, Aoki, A Rios
U- A Craig
Bench- Crisp
Pitchers (9)- Strasburg, Bumgardner, Latos, Holland, Fister, Samardzija, Mujica, K Jenson, J Henderson
Bench- Frieri, Medlan
DL- Wandy
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Postby BaseballProf » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:30 pm

Definitely take that trade. You help yourself this season without impacting yourself long term. Yeah, your opponent gets some help for the next year or two, but you have to play for now.
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Postby footballisbetter.com » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:59 pm

anyone else want to chime in if this is a no brainer for me?

Medlan hasn't been that good this year, but I do have the option of keeping him for $1 for 2 more years.
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Postby stlcards02 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:52 pm

I think I would, especially not being able to keep Stras, I don't think you lose much going to Sanchez and Santana. Though I'm not a Medlan fan at all.

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Postby angels7777 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:22 pm

If power is your need Strasbourg should net you someone better than trumbo
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C- MCann
1B- Santana
2B- Carp
3B- Wright
SS- Desmnd
OF- J. Uptn, Trout, Polanco
UTIL- Springr
BN- Heywrd, Wrth
SP- Hamels, Teheran, Liriano, Garza, Kluber, Fister, A. Sanchez, Gio, Latos, Cobb, Arieta
RP- Melancon, Smith, Hawkins
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Postby footballisbetter.com » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:29 pm

angels7777 wrote:If power is your need Strasbourg should net you someone better than trumbo

my only issue is the playoff race is tight and there aren't too many teams who are sellers right now.

I could also try to include my Prado for his Phillips, if that makes the deal sweeter for me.
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Postby angels7777 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:46 pm

Either way I don't love the deal. It's just OK at best.
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2B- Carp
3B- Wright
SS- Desmnd
OF- J. Uptn, Trout, Polanco
UTIL- Springr
BN- Heywrd, Wrth
SP- Hamels, Teheran, Liriano, Garza, Kluber, Fister, A. Sanchez, Gio, Latos, Cobb, Arieta
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Postby BaseballProf » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:49 pm

angels7777 wrote:Either way I don't love the deal. It's just OK at best.


Strasburg and Sanchez are pretty similar for 2013, and he can't keep Strasburg next year. That means he exchanges similar SP, and Trumbo >> Aoki, Santana >> Medlen. Looks like an easy call to me.
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Postby angels7777 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:52 pm

Strasburg's perceived value especially in a keeper has to be huge. It's a decent deal but he could do better IMO. Plus he's already dominating his competition and Santana is a pretty volatile pitcher. Its a decent deal just not a great one for a top notch keeper.
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1B- Santana
2B- Carp
3B- Wright
SS- Desmnd
OF- J. Uptn, Trout, Polanco
UTIL- Springr
BN- Heywrd, Wrth
SP- Hamels, Teheran, Liriano, Garza, Kluber, Fister, A. Sanchez, Gio, Latos, Cobb, Arieta
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Re: Accept trade and mess with my 1st place team? WHIR 100%

Postby BaseballProf » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:05 am

angels7777 wrote:Strasburg's perceived value especially in a keeper has to be huge. It's a decent deal but he could do better IMO. Plus he's already dominating his competition and Santana is a pretty volatile pitcher. Its a decent deal just not a great one for a top notch keeper.

I agree I'd hope he can do better. Strasburg does have that elite keeper value as you said, but if nothing else presents itself I would accept this trade.
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