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Matt Harvey & Matt Kemp for Clayton Kershaw?

Postby unspeakabletoll » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:52 am

I received a trade proposal in my league to trade away Clayton Kershaw for Matt Harvey & Matt Kemp and wanted to get the forums' thoughts. Any advice/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

I am currently in an ESPN Head to Head Most Categories Keeper league (can keep up to 4 players). Categories are:
Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Scored
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
On Base plus Slugging Pct

Earned Run Average
Strikeouts
Walks plus Hits Per Innings Pitched
Wins
Innings Pitched
Saves Plus Holds

Rosters include 15 Starters, 8 Bench (2 DL). My current roster is:
C - Buster Posey
1B - Paul Goldschmidt
2B - Dustin Pedroia
3B - Manny Machado
OF - Austin Jackson
OF - Carl Crawford
OF - Yasiel Puig
UTIL - Matt Carpenter
Bench - Yoenis Cespedes
DL - Desmond Jennings

P - Clayton Kershaw
P -Hisashi Iwakuma
P- A.J. Griffin
P - Wei-Yin Chen
P - Rick Porcello
P - Danny Salazar
Bench - Felix Hernandez
Bench - Matt Garza
Bench - Alex Cobb
Bench - Francisco Liriano
Bench - Bronson Arroyo
Bench - Chad Gaudin
Bench - Jarred Cosart
DL - Clay Buchholz

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Matt Harvey & Matt Kemp for Clayton Kershaw?

Postby dcmove2003 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:47 pm

I think it depends on where you are in standings and your chances for this year. Kemp/Harvey is great value on next year keepers. However, Kershaw has more value this season. Harvey will likely get shut down at some point in September, and Kemp is a bit of an unknown for now. High risk high reward, so it depends how much you want to gamble. So really it comes down to this year vs. next year, and what you are playing for.

I have a not too dissimilar question. Can you help me? viewtopic.php?t=463791
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Re: Matt Harvey & Matt Kemp for Clayton Kershaw?

Postby unspeakabletoll » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:16 pm

I appreciate the reply.

I'm currently sitting in first place in my 12 team league (1.5 game lead), with an eye on keeping that overall spot and getting a bye for the first week of playoffs (top two teams earn a bye). I've been leaning toward keeping Kershaw, but this trade proposal has definitely given me much more of a headache than most.
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Re: Matt Harvey & Matt Kemp for Clayton Kershaw?

Postby dcmove2003 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:29 pm

I think in a H2H league where everything resets in the playoffs, you want Kershaw over Harvey, as Harvey likely won't even pitch. You can get away without having Kemp this year.
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Re: Matt Harvey & Matt Kemp for Clayton Kershaw?

Postby Berge20 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:16 pm

I agree with the guys above.

If you were out of contention, there there is probably more value (and risk) with accepting the offer--but with you in 1st you need to stay pat.

Any thoughts on mine is greatly appreciated: [url]
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Re: Matt Harvey & Matt Kemp for Clayton Kershaw?

Postby MadDog36 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:09 am

Easy pass. I wouldn't want the Kemp headache. Kershaw is #1 in my back and you really need his stabilizing force at the top of your rotation.
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Re: Matt Harvey & Matt Kemp for Clayton Kershaw?

Postby unspeakabletoll » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:05 am

I declined the trade proposal, so hopefully my current team can take me to the promised land... Thanks for the advice guys!
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