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Keeper - Trade Cueto?

Postby Knights » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:30 pm

This is my 16-team H2H keeper league (keep 6). Trade deadlin is this Sunday!

I'm in the middle of a playoff push, and even with the potential for Johnny Cueto to resume throwing soon I'm trying to deal him or a player to help my championship drive and a draft pick within the first 3 rounds.

My question is do I target offensive depth or additional pitching as the player?

If I go after an offensive player, and given which teams are out of it and could view Cueto as a kepper for next year, I'd probably try to target MATT CARPENTER. Whereas if I decide to try to get a SP back I'd probably target a guy like TONY CINGRANI but would that be counter-productive, as Cingrani presumably loses his spot in the rotation if Cueto returns? Or do I target a closer like GREG HOLLAND in case LaTroy Hawkins loses his gig.

Here's my roster. Any input is appreciated!

C Jonathan Lucroy (Mil - C)
1B Anthony Rizzo (ChC - 1B)
2B Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
3B Brett Lawrie (Tor - 2B,3B)
SS Hanley Ramirez (LAD - 3B,SS)
LF Alex Gordon (KC - LF)
CF Shin-Soo Choo (Cin - CF,RF)
RF Jay Bruce (Cin - RF)
Util Hunter Pence (SF - RF)
BN Stephen Drew (Bos - SS)
BN Mike Moustakas (KC - 3B)

SP Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP)
SP Brandon Beachy (Atl - SP)
SP Hiroki Kuroda (NYY - SP)
SP Jarrod Parker (Oak - SP)
RP Edward Mujica (StL - RP)
RP Jim Henderson (Mil - RP)
P LaTroy Hawkins (NYM - RP)
BN Kyle Lohse (Mil - SP)
BN Dan Straily (Oak - SP)
BN A.J. Griffin (Oak - SP)
BN Jonathon Niese (NYM - SP)
DL Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP) DL
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Re: Keeper - Trade Cueto?

Postby eatyun » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:09 pm

Little carp is a obp machine but lookin at your roster u need pitching more
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Re: Keeper - Trade Cueto?

Postby Knights » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:21 am

Any other thoughts?

If I try to acquire a SP, based on what's out there on the teams that could use Cueto, it's really down to Tony Cingrani in terms of a SP I'd be comfortable trusting.

How much concern should I have over Cingrani losing his rotation spot if/when Cueto returns? Or over Cingrani getting starts skipped or shut down to maintain an innings limit? (The Cingrani owner also has Travis Wood, but I can't seem to come around on being able to trust him!)

The Matt Carpenter owner has Jarred Cosart. Would it be better to try to sneak him into an offer, or is that pushing it too far?
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Re: Keeper - Trade Cueto?

Postby SonOfAPitch » Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:53 pm

I just traded Cingrani, mostly because, from everything I've read, he's going to lose his rotation spot as soon as Cueto returns. I'd be more inclined to hold onto Cueto, because he's solid when he's healthy. I mean, his biggest risk isn't performance, it's health. The previous poster was right, you need pitching more. If you were to move him, I'd probably try to move him for a SP and a CP, but that may be difficult because of his injuries this season. Regardless, if you do trade him, you're selling low at this point, which isn't something I'd be interested in doing with a pitcher with Cueto's track record.
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