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Lose Prado/Scherzer, get Kendrick/Valverde? - WHIR

Postby jbird669 » Thu May 12, 2011 2:24 pm

I'm in a 12-team 5x5 ROTO keeper league. We have a $260 in season cap and a $110 FAAB budget. Languishing in the middle of the pack, I was offered this trade today:

Prado $5
Scherzer $5
Swisher $11

Kendrick $5
Valverde $17
Sergio Santos $2

I am last in saves near last in average. Kendrick would be a boost and free up salary for FAAB moves. Here's my roster

Pos Batters $
C Suzuki, Kurt(C) OAK 2
1B Freeman, Freddie(1B) ATL 2
2B Prado, Martin(2B,3B,OF) ATL 5
3B Beltre, Adrian(3B) TEX 10
SS Ramirez, Hanley(SS) FLA 32
OF Bourjos, Peter(OF) ANA 1
OF Fowler, Dexter(OF) COL 7
OF Murphy, David(OF) TEX 6
OF Swisher, Nick(OF) NYY 11
DH Hunter, Torii(OF) ANA 13
U Johnson, Kelly(2B) ARI 7
1B Howard, Ryan(1B) PHI 38
OF Span, Denard(OF) MIN 10
1B Belt, Brandon(1B) SF Res
2B,OF Raburn, Ryan(2B,OF) DET 8
P Haren, Dan(P) ANA 31
P Lilly, Ted(P) LA 10
P Madson, Ryan(P) PHI 5
P Myers, Brett(P) HOU 10
P Narveson, Chris(P) MIL 2
P Rivera, Mariano(P) NYY 22
P Scherzer, Max(P) DET 5
P Thornton, Matt(P) CHW 7
P Venters, Jonny(P) ATL 8
Bench (P) Carrasco, Carlos(P) CLE Res
Bench (P) Duensing, Brian(P) MIN Res
Bench (P) Harang, Aaron(P) SD 1
Bench (P) Santana, Johan(P) NYM 7

I will gladly help in return.
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Re: Lose Prado/Scherzer, get Kendrick/Valverde? - WHIR

Postby emenewe5 » Thu May 12, 2011 2:39 pm

I like Kendrick a lot...but I like Prado a lot too and he's got nice flexibility. Not sure that I'd feel compelled to make a swap there.

And I don't love giving-up Scherzer and Swisher for a couple CL's. Closer's are very fickle and you always have guys like Santos pop-up so to give-up a big-time arm and a consistent 30 HR threat for Valverde (and his big contract) and then an unsettled CL...again, I don't love it.

I'd stay put. Try to simplify the deal and land a closer without giving-up so much.

(thanks for your help with mine!)
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Re: Lose Prado/Scherzer, get Kendrick/Valverde? - WHIR

Postby T bleep O » Thu May 12, 2011 2:46 pm

I wouldn't do it simply because I think most closers are overrated, they lose their jobs constantly. It seems like you're giving up too much for 2 closers when you could give up less and maybe just get 1. Keep Prado, he might do better than Kendrick in avg. anyways by the end of the year.
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