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My Matt Kemp for his Xander Bogaerts (WHIR)

Postby teaaker » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:25 pm

Thinking this may be a great opportunity to sell "high" on Kemp's name and potential to lock in the best SS prospects in the game. Is this too much?

I'm in a 6x6 dynasty league. We keep all players on rosters every year, no inflation or anything like that. We have 7 minor leaguers each which we have on a separate spreadsheet. Mine right now are: Joc Pederson, Robert Stephenson, Gregory Polanco, Julio Urias, Maikel Franco, Corey Seager, and David Dahl.

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Batting: R, HR,RBI,BB,SB,AVG
Pitching: K,W,SV,ERA,WHIP,K/BB.

C: Buster Posey
1B: Paul Goldschmidt
2B: Aaron Hill
3B: Manny Machado
SS: Hanley Ramirez
2B/SS: Dustin Pedroia
1B/3B: Prince Fielder
LF: Alejandro De Aza
CF: Dexter Fowler
RF: Jay Bruce
OF: Shane Victorino
OF: Mike Trout
UTIL: Josh Donaldson

DL: Matt Kemp

SP: Justin Verlander, Adam Wainwright, Alex Wood, Gio Gonzalez, Madison Bumgarner, Kris Medlen, Danny Salazar, Francisco Liriano, DL:Corey Kluber
RP: Greg Holland, Grant Balfour, Kevin Gregg
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Re: My Matt Kemp for his Xander Bogaerts (WHIR)

Postby chargerss24 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:47 pm

How many's in this league? You got a pretty nice team. Anywho, I've been trying to land Bogaerts in my keeper league to no avail. I think to get him, you may have to overpay and Kemp should be more than enough to overpay if you want Bogaerts that bad. I hate trading a sure thing (no matter how awful they've been) for someone who hasn't proven himself. Perhaps you can get him to throw in someone else that can help you out now?

Please help with mine?
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C-Doumit, Salty
1B- Fielder
2B-Pedroia
SS-Reyes
3B-Longoria
CI- Morneau
MI- Kipnis
OF- Myers Jennings Heyward
U- Ellsbury, B. Upton, Bruce

SP-Price Fernandez Miller Wheeler, Kluber
RP-Grilli, Farquhar, Crow, Veras
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Re: My Matt Kemp for his Xander Bogaerts (WHIR)

Postby teaaker » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:24 pm

It's a 12 teamer so not super shallow, but not a huge league either. Both players are risky haha, even with Kemp "healthy" half the year, he hasn't been doing much, so he's not the "sure" thing he once may have been. Still top 15 bat potential, but all the injuries are worrisome and Xander is a top 3 prospect. It's tempting :)
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Re: My Matt Kemp for his Xander Bogaerts (WHIR)

Postby dcmove2003 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:36 pm

I would hold on to Kemp. Bogaerts is completely unproven, and while everyone is searching for the next Mike Trout, how many "can't miss" prospects have flamed out? Despite Kemp's issues, I think he's still solid, although if you look at my link below, you'll see I'm facing a not to different dilemma.

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Re: My Matt Kemp for his Xander Bogaerts (WHIR)

Postby drtodddds » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:49 am

Agree, hold on to Kemp or package him for someone better. Even in a dynasty league, I would NEVER trade Kemp (potentially the best fantasy player in the game when healthy, and yes I know he never is), for someone unproven.

How many flops have you seen from highly touted prospects? Are you willing to wait for develpment for years?
JD Drew, Kerry Wood, Delmon Young, Matt Weiters, Justin Morneau...just a few off the top of my head that people would have thought could be stars in MLB. Ok so you are maybe patient and can wait for develpment into a Chris Davis, Jay Bruce, Jose Bautista, Max Scherzer, Dominic Brown, or any other prospect you would hold onto in hopes of catching lightning in a bottle.

I however would suggest that you can get more for a proven commodity such as Kemp, and get back in return something with more certain value.
This year I traded away Kemp and Kinsler FOR Kershaw and Utley.
That's the value I'm suggesting he is worth to you.

Thanks for helping me out.
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Re: My Matt Kemp for his Xander Bogaerts (WHIR)

Postby Ehlana » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:01 pm

I tend to favour the live in the moment camp. Win this year (and maybe next) and worry about 3 years from now later. I don't think I'd trade a major leaguer with potential all star for a guy who hasn't played in the majors yet.
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Re: My Matt Kemp for his Xander Bogaerts (WHIR)

Postby Skcl7274 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:14 pm

I'm not really a fan of trading someone of Kemp's talent for someone who is unproven at the highest level. Despite the injury issues, I would hold onto Kemp.
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Re: My Matt Kemp for his Xander Bogaerts (WHIR)

Postby daullaz » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:16 am

We answered this in this week's Cafe Pod:

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/2013 ... epod20.php
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