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emenewe5 wrote:Well, Hanley was a 30/30 player in 2008 and he's a lock for 20/30. He's going to hit over .300 (.342 in 2009!) and he should score 100 runs (124 in 2008). His RBI aren't mind-blowing but should be about as good as anyone at SS.
Aybar - Hit .253 last year...has NO power...doesn't score much...doesn't drive in anything. He'll steal you around 20 bases and isn't a "bad" player but the comparison here is laughable!
Lee - As with anyone, I love the guy and want him on my team. But, playing devil's advocate, he's only 26-22 over the past two years. He'll get you around 180 K's, which is great, but there are many others out there that can do that too. Yes, the ERA and WHIP are great...and are a huge benefit...but, giving up Hanley for ERA and WHIP? I don't know about that.
Walden - Really like this kid. But, who was Walden a couple months ago? Nobody! The point? Closers come and go and you might be able to land the next "Walden" for nothing in a couple weeks.
This trade is simple. Do you upgrade enough with Lee at SP to manage your HUGE downgrade from Hanley to Aybar. The answer is clearly no, in my opinion.
Not to mention, this is a KEEPER LEAGUE. Hanley's only 27! Lee's 32 (plenty left in the tank, but again, Hanley's the clear choice here).
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