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dannahann wrote:Please don't take this wrong Devil Doc, I'm not doing this to call you out, just hopefully adding perspective incase you choose to alter your course at some point in the future. I watched Hoss and Moose closely last season, attending several games live, to include BP, and now see virtually every game Hoss plays in the show. I'm not really biased here. I drafted Moose and am holding him to be a possible rook keep and really hope he flourishes. That said, you may very likely have "thrown in" Joey Votto to get Mark Reynolds. Despite less experience Hosmer is a more accomplished hitter at this point. Moose may or may not become a bigger power bat, both could be huge,Kauffmann hurts tho.
I know you have A-Gonz already and am with you on Stanton 100% but it's very possible you could have traded Hoss for Stanton straight up in the near future. You almost certainly should be able to flip Hoss and Hellickson for Stanton and would've retained JJ or had another huge trade chip to play if you were done with him. For perspective I recently offered Braun (a top 3 asset) for Hoss plus either Kemp carGo or McCutcheon (his choice) and was turned down cold. We do have special provisions in which we keep 2 rooks free, but it's not like I don't have keepable rooks without Hosmer. I drafted Pineda, Moose, and Des Jennings and also own Crow and Dee Gordon. I just believe Hosmer is a much better keep option than the othes, and I'm not alone. Speaking rooks, I was also turned down offering Pineda for Hoss straight up and also tried Utley + Des Jennings for Hoss + Polanco. His owner is stuck starting a combo of polanco valencia and callaspo at 2B and still turned this down.
Please don't read this as a dig. I'm with most and didn't like the deal much even before the add in, but that's OK we all value guys differently. Bottom line is I really do hope Moose is amazing too and that your deal pans out but if I were you I'd be trying to get Hosmer back if I could.
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