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Pedroia, Cain for Phillips, Soria

Postby thatonekid343 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:23 am

10 team H2H 7x7 (AVG, HR, RBI, R, OPS, SB, TB; W, L, ERA, K, SV, WHIP, QS)
Should I do this trade:
I get: Brandon Phillips
Joakim Soria
I give: Dustin Pedroia, Matt Cain

Here is my team:
C. Miguel Montero
1B. Paul Konerko
2B. Dustin Pedroia
3B. Evan Longoria
SS. Hanley Ramirez
OF. Matt Kemp
OF. Andrew McCutchen
OF. Shane Victorino
UTIL. Pedro Alvarez
BN. Luke Scott
BN. Vernon Wells

P. Matt Cain
P. Brandon League
SP. Dan Haren
SP. Jered Weaver
RP. Craig Kimbrel
RP. John Axford
BN. Tim Hudson
BN. Jonathan Sanchez
BN. Gio Gonzalez
DL. Brandon Morrow
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Re: Pedroia, Cain for Phillips, Soria

Postby Jungy69 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:51 am

I would reject this trade. I think you got good enough closers to compete on a weekly basis and are not the most difficult to replace. I never was a big fan of Brandon Phillips and I would rank Pedroia ahead of him this year. I think you need Matt Cain more than you need Soria.

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Re: Pedroia, Cain for Phillips, Soria

Postby Kafka » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:56 am

Pedroia = Phillips

J.Soria > M.Cain

Axford looked very shaky after his 1st start (okay, it was only 1 start with bad protection from the defense but Axford appeared from nowhere last season and he could be disappear to nowhere - J.Soria's job is secure, go with the safer option)

Cain is overvalued imho and could regress this season.

Kimbrel was named the official closer.

I would make that deal
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Re: Pedroia, Cain for Phillips, Soria

Postby Hes So Taguchi » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:31 pm

I would do this trade in a heartbeat if I was getting Pedroia/Cain.

Pedroia is better than Phillips by quite a bit in my opinion. The Baseball Cafe rankings support this, and Pedroia's MDP is also about 20 lower than Phillips. I think he has more raw talent and he also is playing in a ridiculously stacked line-up. The only question mark is whether or not he will re-aggravate his foot injury.

Matt Cain is a stud. He has been incredibly consistent over the last 4 seasons, and I see no reason to believe that he will not continue his success. Soria is obviously a top-tier closer, but closers are a dime a dozen. People will lose their jobs and you can grab cheap saves on the WW.

I honestly don't think this is even that much of a question. If I were you I'd stay away from this.
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