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I was fortunate to load up at 3rd base by nabbing Miguel Cabrera whom I will probably play at 1st and Aramis Ramirez, then in the 5th round I found myself staring at A-Rod and selecting him.
My Lineup looks like this:
C- Wieters (understand he will not be available but I'll go with Posada, Baker or Y. Molina until needed since all are available on waivers.)
1B- M. Cabrera
2B- B. Roberts
3B- A. Ramirez
SS- J. Rollins
OF--J. Dye, J. Ellsbury, and V. Wells
UT- D. Ortiz, and A-Rod
Bench - M. Jacobs, J. Guillen (KC-OF) and M. Aviles.
SP - Y. Gallardo, E. Volquez, K. Slowley, F. Carmona, C. Wang (Start 3)
RP - J. Nathon, C. Marmol, K. Wood, B.J Ryan, J. Motte (Start 2)
I have received two trade offers for A-Rod. 1. Carlos Quenton straight up, which probably is an upgrade overall and surely improves my somewhat weak OF. 2. Granderson and 1B/3B C. Davis (Tex) for A-Rod and Aviles. Granderson improves my OF slightly, while I feel Davis could put up similiar numbers to A-Rod this season since A-Rod is a question mark this year. (Both 30 HR, 90RBI, but A-Rod the edge in average .300 to .280)
What do you think? Trade 1, Trade 2 or Keep A-Rod?
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Thanks! GO Twins!
- 1 Reply to Alec W
Haha, Great advice. I don't feel my SP is great, but it has potential. But if I deal A-Rod for a SP I create a whole in my lineup. I'd play Davis in the UT spot if acquired.
The thing is nobody knows what A-Rod's value will be when he gets back. He only had the first of two surgeries and isn't expected to be himself until the all-star break.
Play the arod card meaning look for more than trades B and C give you and no way I give up arod for Quentin straight up. Work the numbers on Arod month by month and then formulate your plans. He will be the arod of old in May otheriwse Yanlees would have done a trade by now for a bona fide thirdbaseman instead of planning on using Cody Ransom.
id go with trade one. you dont really need davis since you are set at 1st and 3rd,, and you dont want to trade arod for a guy your gonna sit on the bench. and granderson is just an average outfeilder when quentin is better than all of your outfeilders right now. go with trade 1