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Konerko for Markakis or Ethier? WHIR 100%

Postby lyons595 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:21 am

After a week of the other owner dragging his feet and a week of my guys getting hurt and under-performing, here is where I'm at:

Offer on table from the other owner:
I give: P Konerko, J Borbon
I get: N Markakis, F Freeman

I think if I'm giving Konerko, who I paid about $23 for as he was the last upper-level 1B left in our draft, I should get a little more. Freeman is fine, but he'd be on my bench behind Lee and I have Wiggington who is a 1B backup also. I expect him to have a very good year hitting at Coors. He is scheduled to play at 1b, 2B, 3B, and the OF, so his flexibility is nice. I digress...

Counter offer from me:
I give: Konerko, Borbon
I get: Ethier, Freeman

Rosters are below. Thanks in advance. WHIR 100%

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C John Buck
1B Paul Konerko
2B Brian Roberts
3B David Wright
SS Troy Tulowitzki
OF Colby Rasmus
OF Julio Borbon
OF Delmon Young
UTIL Vlad Guerrero
Bench Ty Wigginton
Bench Derek Lee
DL Corey Hart

SP Clay Buchholz
SP Shaun Marcum
SP Brett Anderson
SP Barry Zito (stream)
RP Matt Thornton
RP Jose Valverde
RP Chris Perez

C Matt Wieters, Bal C
1B Freddie Freeman, Atl 1B
2B Martin Prado, Atl 2B, 3B
3B Chipper Jones, Atl 3B
SS J.J. Hardy, Bal SS
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF DTD
OF Nick Swisher, NYY OF
OF Nick Markakis, Bal OF
UTIL Alexei Ramirez, CWS SS
Bench Andre Ethier, LAD OF
Bench Ryan Ludwick, SD OF
DL Evan Longoria*, TB 3B DL15

P CC Sabathia, NYY SP
P Mariano Rivera, NYY RP
P Tim Hudson, Atl SP
P Trevor Cahill, Oak SP
P Craig Kimbrel, Atl RP
P Kyle Drabek, Tor SP
Bench James McDonald, Pit SP
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Re: Konerko for Markakis or Ethier? WHIR 100%

Postby Strokin Shortstop » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:52 am

I actually like the Ethier and Freeman trade best. Both young guys with a ton of upside and you are truly not losing much out of your lineup. However, I think I'd also take the Markakis/Freeman trade as well if he doesn't bite!!
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Re: Konerko for Markakis or Ethier? WHIR 100%

Postby avsfan4ever33 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:27 pm

I like either deal for you, but the Ethier one is preferred.
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Re: Konerko for Markakis or Ethier? WHIR 100%

Postby bobnerns » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:37 pm

I'd be more inclined to hold onto Konerko and try to work out a trade involving Derek Lee and Nick Markakis or Nick Swisher.

I would not take the Konerko/Borbon for Freeman/Markakis trade. I would probably take the Freeman/Ethier, but I kind of doubt he'll accept that one.

So overall, I'd much rather have Konerko at 1B than either Lee or Freeman. And once Hart is healthy, you might not even be starting Markakis.
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