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Quick and easy: Melancon for Swisher?

Postby CharlatanSin » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:38 am

My league has 5 SP slots and 4 RP slots, with only 3 bench spaces. I'm carrying an extra closer, and I feel like it's wasting a bench space. Got an offer of his Swisher for my Melancon, which I'm tempted to do, but I'm worried my judgment is clouded by being sick of having an extra closer.

Also, I know that Santos, Capps and Kimbrel all have real chances at losing their job this year due to ineffectiveness, trade and ludicrously good setup man respectively. But I trust myself to beat the rest of the league to the wire if need be. After all, I ended up with Capps, Santos and Melancon, didn't I?

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2B- Ty Wiggington
3B- Kevin Youkilis
SS- Asdrubal Cabrera
CI- Mark Reynolds
MI- Jhonny Peralta
OF- Matt Holliday
OF- Andrew McCutchen
OF- Chris Hitter Young
OF- Andre Ethier
OF- Coco Crisp
UTIL- Jose Tabata
BN- Ian Desmond
DL- Brian Roberts
DL- Ike Davis

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SP- Ubaldo Jiminez
SP- Mighty Max Scherzer
SP- Ian Patrick Kennedy
SP- Jordan Zimmermann
RP- Neftali Feliz
RP- Craig Kimbrel
RP- Mark Melancon
RP- Matt Capps
BN- Sergio Santos
BN- Brandon Morrow
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Re: Quick and easy: Melancon for Swisher?

Postby Millhouse » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:45 am

i normally say trade closers for bats, but not in this case. melancon will hold job rest of year, lyon is done, and while MM isn't elite, he'll get you some saves. swish is brutal right now. i'd package melancon and someone else (tabata, coco?) for an even better OF

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Re: Quick and easy: Melancon for Swisher?

Postby TitanFan07 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:40 pm

I'd also not do this trade. You should be able to get a better bat for one of your closers or a package.

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