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Should I trade Lincecum-Soria-Navarro for Webb-Dotel-Mauer?
I'm 2nd in a 13-team mixed roto.
Here's my current line up:
C - Navarro
1B - Ortiz
2B - Kinsler
SS - Tulowitzki
3B - M.Cabrera
OF - Abreu
OF - Manny Ramirez
OF - Dunn
UTIL - Huff
BN - Glaus
BN - J.Pierre
SP - Lincecum
SP - Hamels
SP - Lackey
SP - Oswalt
SP - Carpenter
RP - Nathan
RP - Soria
RP - Salomon Torres
RP - Isringhausen
RP - Hanrahan (National's new closer)
Here's my thinking... I'm second in league in SVs with 84, third is at 69. Also, I'm in 6th in Ws, but could be in 3rd if Webb (D-Backs) have a strong second half. Finally, I'm in 7th in RUNs, but could be in 3rd if Mauer stays healthy and keeps up his runs.
Am I giving up too much, or am I making the right move by taking my strength (closers) and plugging what might be my only weakness, catcher?
P.S. - Should I cut Lincecum from the deal, or is Webb a better option?
I think you should do it. I like Lincecum, but I think he should be a sell candidate because of the team he plays for. Considering that, he and Webb are in about the same tier so you can't say you are really downgrading at all. As far as Mauer and Navarro, Mauer is the player I'd rather have because of where he bats (in front of Morneau). I think any closer is expendable, you can grab saves off the waiver wire, especially since it is deadline time and some closers will get moved, that is how I pick up saves every year successfully.
lince = webb.
although i will say slight edge
to webb cause he plays on a winner.
but then again lince gets you k's.
so it's a push!
soria far far far better then dotel.
mauer far far better then navarro.
the trade is even
and doesn't do you any good
unless you need a closer to get ya saves.
I wouldnt. Its hard to tell whos better Webb, or Lincecum, so well consider them equal. Soria is an elite closer and you really only have 3 RPs that are worth anything. Mauer is much better than Navarro, but hes not as much better as Soria is over Dotel, if that makes sense. But take that with a grain of salt, Im one of those people that doesnt trade for a C or draft one before the 16th round as a general rule. I just dont think theyre worth it.
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