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  • Chad Chad Apr 23, 2011 10:07 AM Flag

    A.Gonz. & Gallardo for Kemp & Carpenter

    I was offered this trade:

    OF. Matt Kemp & SP. Chris Carpenter

    For

    1B. Adrien Gonzalez and Yavani Gallardo

    I have Pablo Sandavol or Lance Berkman to fill in at 1B. My OF. are Either, Holliday, and Alex Gordon. I would fill in Kemp for Gordon and move Gordon to the UTL.

    What do yu think?

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    • That's a pretty fair trade, overall. Kemp is off to a roaring start, but let's not forget he did this last April too. When Boston's offensive gets going, Gonzo will almost certainly put up career numbers, so let's throw out everything that's happened so far and think about the rest of the season.

      I'd personally rather have Kemp for the steals, but Gonzo seems to be the safer bet as he's been a very consistent player over his career unlike Kemp.

      As for the pitcher comparison, Gallardo obviously has the higher ceiling but Carpenter has the better floor. If Yovani gets hot he can carry a staff, but if he's wrong, he can kill your WHIP. Carpenter is the safer bet, here.

      Overall I'd probably gamble on the Kemp/Carpenter side since I prefer taking risks in offensive to pitching. This trade is close enough though that you can't mess up too badly either way. Just go with the players you like more.

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