WaCougMBS wrote:Keeper1125 wrote:I just spun that bum (Pence) off for Mike Avilies. I was about to drop him, so I was happy to pick up a backup for a position where I'm weak.
I hope you think about what you just said/did at some point and realize the error in your ways...
Pence might not be the guy some thought he was after the 1st half of last season, but trading him for Aviles? Really? WOW...
I hope you realize the error of casting judgment without context.
We start three OF. Currently, I have Matt Holliday, Ichiro, and Josh Hamilton. Mclouth is my fourth OF on the bench. I already have Adrian Gonzalez for the UTIL position, and Pujols at 1B. In other words, Pence was at least 2 moves from getting into my lineup. Did I mention he's a bum? I was about to drop him, because he literally adds zero value to my roster.
With Furcal injured, I've been spotting Theriot and JJ Hardy at shortstop, but neither guy is a great long-term solution. Aviles adds much-needed depth and has tremendous upside at a weak position. He could be kept next season for a 15th-round draft pick, as opposed to Pence, who would cost a fifth-round pick.
This trade was a no-brainer from my end. This is a big-money league that I've won 3 out of 5 seasons, so I'm pretty sure I know what I'm doing.
Did I mention Pence is a bum?