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Would landing Porcello be worth losing Maine/Duch in dynasty

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Would landing Porcello be worth losing Maine/Duch in dynasty

Postby hoosierdaddy785 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:02 pm

20 team dynasty (keep 22 on MLB roster, up to 8 rookie-eligible on farm) H2H league w/OPS and Holds, currently in 11th, 12.5 GB of 6th and last playoff spot

    C - Gerald Laird (Tex - C)
    1B - Justin Morneau (Min - 1B)
    2B - Orlando Hudson (Ari - 2B)
    3B - Aaron Miles (StL - 2B,3B,SS)
    SS - Edgar Renteria (Det - SS)
    LF - Matt Holliday (Col - LF)
    CF - Randy Winn (SF - LF,CF,RF)
    RF - Andre Ethier (LAD - LF,RF)
    Util - Jayson Werth (Phi - LF,CF,RF)
    Util - Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Tex - C,1B)
    BN - Aaron Rowand (SF - CF)
    BN - Mark Teahen (KC - 1B,LF,RF)
    DL - Pedro Feliz (Phi - 3B) DL

    SP - Yusmeiro Petit (Ari - SP,RP)
    SP - Johan Santana (NYM - SP)
    RP - George Sherrill (Bal - RP)
    RP - J.J. Putz (Sea - RP)
    P - Bob Howry (ChC - RP)
    P - Sean Green (Sea - RP)
    P - Frank Francisco (Tex - RP)
    P - Brad Ziegler (Oak - RP)
    BN - Kevin Slowey (Min - SP)
    BN - John Maine (NYM - SP)
    BN - Justin Duchscherer (Oak - SP,RP)
    BN - Todd Wellemeyer (StL - SP,RP)
    BN - Collin Balester (Was - SP)
    DL - Shawn Hill (Was - SP) DL
    DL - Brandon McCarthy (Tex - SP) DL

    Farm Club:
    1 - Reid Brignac SS - TB
    2 - Daryl Thompson SP - CIN
    3 - Rocco Baldelli OF - TB
    4 - Chuck James SP - ATL
    5 - Jeff Niemann SP - TB
    6 - Matt LaPorta 1B/OF - CLE
    7 - Tyler Colvin OF - CHC
    8 - James McDonald SP - LAD
So, I figure I am all but out of the playoff race this year. In attempting to rebuild for next year and beyond, I have been shopping around veterans such as Rowand, Winn, Duchscherer, etc. A manager in dire need of SP help has inquired about my big three of Johan, Maine, and Duchscherer. He has Porcello and Wade Davis on his farm, and has stated that either of them could be available for one of my big three.

Now, I have told him that it would take HanRam to land Johan, and he immediately moved away from targeting him. I then told him it would take someone like Porcello (+ some) to land either Maine or Dook, and he basically stated that that was an option he would consider. While Maine has struggled of late and has injury concerns, he is still relatively young and has a bit of potential left in him. On the other hand, while Duchscherer had an extremely good minor league track record as a starter and is still only 30 years old, the fact that he hasn't pitched over 96 innings in a single season since 2003 has me scared that his injury-proneness will eventually poke its ugly head.

This leads to my first question: out of Maine and Duch, who would you rather trade away in a dynasty? My gut tells me Dook, simply due to age, the fact that he is injury-prone, as well as the sudden jump in the number of innings he is all of a sudden racking up on his body. However, Dook has shown that when healthy, and given the chance to start, he can compete among the best in the league.

My next question: if you do think it would be start to sell high on Dook or sell off Maine, what other position might you try to target/upgrade? I was thinking Uggla might be a good upgrade for both youth and power at 2B over Hudson. I would take a hit in AVG, but with Holliday, Morneau, and LaPorta on board, I feel I could make up for the loss. Maybe Duchscherer/OHudson for Uggla/Porcello?

Please help me determine if trading off Maine or Duchscherer is worth landing Porcello, and if so, come up with an offer. Thank you for your help in advance, and feel free to leave a link. I will absolutely help in return!

His roster:
    C - Ramon Hernandez (Bal - C)
    1B - Ryan Garko (Cle - 1B)
    2B - Dan Uggla (Fla - 2B)
    3B - Brian Buscher (Min - 3B)
    SS - Hanley Ramirez (Fla - SS)
    LF - Juan Pierre (LAD - LF,CF)
    CF - Mike Cameron (Mil - CF)
    RF - Vladimir Guerrero (LAA - RF)
    Util - Rick Ankiel (StL - CF,RF)
    Util - Andruw Jones (LAD - CF)
    BN - Carlos Delgado (NYM - 1B)
    BN - Melvin Mora (Bal - 3B)
    BN - Jack Cust (Oak - LF,RF)
    BN - Nomar Garciaparra (LAD - 1B,3B,SS)
    BN - Akinori Iwamura (TB - 2B,3B)
    DL - Chris Duncan (StL - 1B,LF) DL

    SP - Mike Mussina (NYY - SP)
    SP - Derek Lowe (LAD - SP)
    RP - Jonathan Papelbon (Bos - RP)
    RP - Troy Percival (TB - RP)
    P - Eric Gagne (Mil - RP)
    P - Masa Kobayashi (Cle - RP)
    P - Hiroki Kuroda (LAD - SP)
    P - Kenny Rogers (Det - SP)
    BN - Daisuke Matsuzaka (Bos - SP)
    BN - Seth McClung (Mil - SP,RP)
    DL - Mark Mulder (StL - SP) DL
    DL - Chris Capuano (Mil - SP) DL

    Farm Club:
    1- Jose Garcia SP
    2- Rick Porcello SP
    3- Wade Davis SP
    4- Daniel Bard RP
    5- Dontrelle Willis SP
    6- Philip Humber SP
    7- Eric Hurley SP
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