what? are you crazy? dude don't do that.... i understand, but if rutledge gets off to any sort of a hot start he'll be gone but adam dunn still has those 41hrs from last year sitting in his yahoo-default-team-view thingy and therefore he has trade value. in one league i managed to trade dunn + jordna zimmerman for joey votto and jeremy hellickson. if votto stays on the field and especially if hellickson takes another step and improves his K rate that's a highway robbery, as i tossed the trade out as a conversation starter (figuring the guy would want trumbo or somehing) but it worked, and now i've got votto at first and migcab at third with billy butler as a utility player.... and i'm sitting on both david price and cole hamels. that's some proper top-heavyness.
definitely don't cut dunn for nothing, i mean, if you like rutledge that much and fear losing him you can prolly drop todd frazier or michael morse and then trade dunn plus someone else for a better player and use the open slot to get the guy you dropped back. i mean you're gonna drop adam dunn and keep tyler clippard and sean doolittle? wtf? i see that holds count in your league so there's some value to that, but there will be people who will move up into setup-man situaitons who you can jump on as oppsosed to having to break camp with all of your holds guys in place.
long story short, like rutledge all you want, but dont just give away a properly tradeable commodity like adam dunn to do it. i know his ~.200ish BA even during a good year is scary, but you know what's scarier? what if he pulls another .240-.250 season out of his arse and hits his annual 40/90 and he's ranked in the top 100 and josh rutledge gets caught up with in terms of teams having the book on him and he has a sophomore slump that doesn't keep up with his pace of last year? you'll feel like a stooge if that happens... especially when there are owners right now who came out of the draft going "ruh oh i dont have as many mashers as i should have" and then as if an angel from above you come knock-knocking on their door with the solution to what ails them: the 30+ HR bat of one adam dunn. i know that .208 BA hurts, but ~80 runs 40HRs and 90RBIs show that he's got value to people, so do your due diligence with him and see what you can get. if josh rutledge is available right now there's a reason he's available, and a perfunctory glance @ adam dunn.... well i guess rutledge IS 75% owned, and he's available in one of my leagues.... but dunn is ~85% owned for a reaosn. he has value, and if you're sour on him then get SOMETHING for him better than you can get from the FA pool as rutledge is going out there because of position scarcity and you're sitting on pedroia @ 2nd.... so dont outthink yourself... drop a setup man for him right now nad attentively watch the games the first week of spring and see what bullpen guys are getting holds that people didnt know about. seriously setup men are WAY easier to get than adam dunn type bats, even with the .208 thing duly noted.
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