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I give: Justin Morneau, Hiroki Kuroda
I get: Scott Kazmir, Dan Uggla, Mark Buehrle
I was propsed this trade. I know i'm giving up a little much, but over half of my pitching is on the DL and i'm desperate. Uggla would be an upgrade over Iwamura at 2B/SS.
Here's my current Pitching
Joakim Soria (DL)
Daisuke Matsuzaka (DL)
Carlos Zambrano (DL)
Hiroki Kuroda (DL)
John Lackey (DL)
Should I do the deal?
When I ran into DL trouble I traded Uggla, Chipper and Vlad (DL) for Pedroia and Murphy, giving me some instant numbers...but more importantly giving me long term success. Uggla is on two of my teams and I will not play him. I don't care, he has been just terrible this year. I knew they needed a 3B and I knew Chipper wouldn't stay completely healthy (plus I had A-Rod coming back). Lackey should be back next week. You may suffer for the month of May, but you will be much worse off come playoff time when none of these other guys are doing the job. I would rather lose for a few weeks than guarantee the failure at the end of the year...