SpecialFNK wrote:I think Quentin is the key in the deal. looks like he will be back either this weekend or next week at least. from what I read PETCO should not limit his power numbers as some might think. along with Konkerko I give up Parra and Campana. I read Chris Young is going on rehab assignment soon, so once Young returns then Parra is back to the bench. Campana can steal and score some runs, but he has no power. plus I assume at some point the Cubs are going to want to bring up Brett Jackson, who would replace Campana. I'm not concerned about losing 2 OF, I still have Adam Jones, Torii Hunter, Dirks, Dyson, Brantley, David Murphy, and Alex Presley. this is a 16 team keeper league where we keep 5. I was not going to keep Konerko anyway and knew I was planning on trading him at some point to help me. I have Billy Butler to use at 1B. Quentin himself could come closer to the power numbers Konerko offers.
I've even considered maybe using Jansen to flip to someone else for a solid closer plus an upgrade somewhere else.
Petco will limit his power output to some extent (and hes not some prodigious power hitter to begin with - hes only hit over 26 once in his career), but the more important factor is that his runs/rbis will take a huge hit. The Pads have the worst offense in baseball. I would much rather have the upside of Campana and Parra over the known mediocrity, and huge injury risk, of Quentin.
But the more important factor imo is that Konerko is really really good.
in a league that big there are at least 8 teams really hurting at 1B.
You should have been able to get a closer like Kimbrel or Axford AND another throw in upside piece.