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Postby rasto21585 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:40 pm

Who would you rather have longterm...cano kemp or fielder brandon phillips?
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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby jackets55 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:03 pm

I think I go Cano/Kemp but a case could be made either way.
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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby rasto21585 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:06 pm

Is kemp's lingering injuries a cause of concern?
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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:37 pm

rasto21585 wrote:Is kemp's lingering injuries a cause of concern?


Oh yes.

I'd take Fielder and Phillips any day, for that reason.
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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby Jase44 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:28 pm

Cano - Fielder wash. Kemp is a risk but Phillips is a definite decline - I take the chance on Kemp

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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby Fielder Up » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:32 pm

Cano Kemp... upside just too big with Kemp.
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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby kidsilk » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:35 pm

Cano and Kemp

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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby Kimbos Beard » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:53 pm

Cano and Kemp all day and twice on Sunday.
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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:16 pm

I'll sound like a broken record regards to Kemp, but I really don't think Kemp offers immense upside.

For one, the ankle and hamstring problems - particularly the ankle - will inhibit Kemp's base stealing attempts. Second, Kemp's shoulder could be a problem. It was fully healed when he returned late last year, but he also had to have an offseason "cleanup" procedure. Third, Kemp could be seeing more frequent off days. He won't be rushed back to start the season and with Dee Gordon also figuring to get some time in OF, Kemp will probably play in 125-130 games tops. His plate discipline really wasn't all too impressive the last couple of seasons either, by combination of playing hurt and pressing.

I love Kemp as much as the next fantasy owner and Dodger fan. However, realistically, you're paying for a guy whose upside at this point is more of a 20-25/15 guy but could miss some games in the process.

In terms of this trade, Phillips has been declining the last several years, but he's still hitting almost 20 HR a year and for a solid average. He's also played 150 or so odd games a season and could hit second this year, which will decrease his RBI total and increase his runs scored. Phillips is boring, but you know what you get whereas Kemp's best-case scenario isn't all too different from Phillips' production IMO.
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Re: Cano kemp or fielder phillips

Postby goods5119 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:33 pm

This is tricky, but I'd rather have Cano and Kemp for a few reasons.

1-Phillips is rapidly declining. Don't let the RBI last year fool you. He's not running anymore and his average is declining. IMO, you'll get the same production from Neil Walker this year with a last round pick, and you'll get more from Anthony Rendon, who I would easily rank ahead of Phillips in a keeper league. I think you'll see about a .265 average(with low OBP), 70 runs/RBI, 15 homers and about 4 steals out of Phillips.

2-Kemp is a gamble, but if he's healthy, he's a beast and only 29. He's a guy that might be a keeper for you for the next five years. No way you keep Phillips in 2015 or beyond. And even if Kemp flames out, OFs are much more plentiful than 2Bs.

As for the Cano/Fielder part, they're about equal, IMO. So this deal is all about Phillips/Kemp. And for me, that's a no brainer.
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