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Postby stlcards02 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:32 pm

16-team ROTO 5x5 where we use K/BB instead of Runs. Two catcher league.

Braun $34
Cano $33

Both guys have their question marks. Will Braun be worth that much with everything that's gone down? How will Cano fare in Seattle? Would either be worth keeping, or else throw both back and use that money elsewhere?

Keepers already (Still debatable): Mauer $21, Craig $10, Iwakuma $12, Wacha $12 (Maybe Hardy at $13? We got him for $10 last season)

Any input would be great. Thanks!

Edit: Some guaranteed players to be in the draft pool:

Kershaw, Price, Stras, Greinke, Freeman, Encarnacion Hosmer, Beltre, Trumbo, Gordon, Kimbrel, Kemp, Bruce, Zimmermann, Moore
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Re: Keep Cano, Braun, or Neither?? ROTO

Postby Brainstorm » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:46 pm

I would keep Cano still. What did he have in NY last year? Nobody. The lineup in Seattle is actually better than what the Yanks could field last year, and he'll be in the 3 hole where he can be in more of a run producing position. Yanks batted him 2nd 42 games last year and he still hit 100+ RBI with no protection around him. Plus, all his HR except 2 wouldve went out at Safeco. Keep him with confidence.

Braun, I mean he can definitely produce at a high level and be worth this cost. However, with your other keepers you'll be in a rough spot on the rest of the roster, assuming this cap is $260. I'd keep Cano and let Braun go back. You can always rebid on Braun.
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Re: Keep Cano, Braun, or Neither?? ROTO

Postby plamb23 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:11 pm

I agree. Keep Cano

I wouldn't keep Iwakuma, he's hurt so you could prolly get him cheaper if thrown back
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Re: Keep Cano, Braun, or Neither?? ROTO

Postby SecretAgentMan » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:51 pm

Cano is a keeper at that price, though Safeco is where hitters go to die (just ask Beltre and others) and there is no short porch in right field where the ball carries as well. Add in a lot more games in a pitcher's park like Oakland. And while it can't get much worse than what the Yanks were parading out there on offense in 2013, the current starting 9 for Seatle are:

Cano
Zunino
Smoak
Miller
Seager
Morrison
Ackley
Saunders
Hart\Gutierrez?

This is not scaring anyone either right now.
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Re: Keep Cano, Braun, or Neither?? ROTO

Postby MadDog36 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:06 pm

I agree about Cano and Iwakuma.
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Re: Keep Cano, Braun, or Neither?? ROTO

Postby stlcards02 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:17 am

MadDog36 wrote:I agree about Cano and Iwakuma.


About keeping Iwakuma or with the poster above about tossing him back?
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Re: Keep Cano, Braun, or Neither?? ROTO

Postby stlcards02 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:58 pm

Bumping this once more, keepers due in two days.

Anymore thoughts on Braun, Cano, or my keepers in general?
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Re: Keep Cano, Braun, or Neither?? WHIR

Postby fast dogs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:19 pm

tough here because you don't have any super bargains; Mauer prob has as much value in this format as any at least for this year. Generally I'd prefer to toss anyone back who I think I could get back for the same price; you could keep the other 4 and toss both expensive players back or keep 3/4. Craig is in and after that you aren't gaining or losing much. No $1-$2 players?
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Postby jonboycubs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:59 pm

Definatley drop Braun, I would go ahead and keep Canot, I also feel like maybe you could do better than Mauer at $21, Other than that I like the price of your keepers, just do not make Braun a keeper

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Re: Keep Cano, Braun, or Neither?? WHIR

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:03 pm

I'd keep them both.
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