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  • Paul Paul Feb 25, 2009 9:59 AM Flag

    Dynasty trade, advice needed

    why exactly would you not do it?
    gamel is horrible defensively but would be there this year and at least qualify for 3b next year too.

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    • First, Gamel may not have 3B elibibilty next year. They have to play him this year to get it and I do not think they will. Either way it would be close. With that said I would not trade him. The kid has a bat equal to Braun's. Where ever he plays in the field his bat will warrent him being on your fantasy roster.

      As for the rest of the trade I am against it for several reasons. First, Howard and Beltran are going to hurt, if not destroy, your team BA. Howard's .251 average last year with Beltrans .280 average is going to hurt you over their combined 1100 at bats for a year.

      Second, you already mentioned the age issue and it is nothing to disregard in a dynasty league. Beltran turns 32 in about a month (33 is the typical downturn age) and Howard will turn 30 this year. Meanwhile the guys you are giving up are either years away from their prime or just entering it.

      Third, your concern for power is very short sided. Howard will hit more home runs than Morneau (although Morneau will do just about everything better) and Beltran will hit more than Crawford this year. However, once Gamel comes up he could be the biggest power hitter of all of them. Scouts claim he has 50 homerun potenial. I know that scouts often say things that do nopt come true but they rarely make the claim that a young guy like Gamel will hit 50HR in the MLB, and when they do make that claim the guy usually ends up being a MLB stud.

      Overall, you will be losing AVG and SB by a lot this season. When Gamel comes up you would be losing every single stat except MAYBE homeruns