Made a verbal agreement to trade Pedroia for Bumgarner in my KEEPER & here is why?
OK last year I led my H2H League in 4 of the 5 offensive cats (Average, HRs, RBI, & Runs). I struggled in the SB department. I had BOTH Pedroia & Altuve. I figured Pedroia & Altuve will hit for a similiar Average & score about the same amount of Runs. I figure Pedroia will hit about 10-15 more HRs, but Altuve will steal about 10-15 more bases (remember I struggled in SB department last year). So with those cats basically washing each other out (in my opinion anyway) I see the giving up Pedroia as really only hurting me in the RBI category. I figured acquiring Bumgarner (who I may keep or use to make a bigger trade) was worth it. BTW I checked 2013 keeper rankings of both Hubpages & Yahoo which showed Pedroia slightly better in one and Bumgarner as slightly better in the other. In the ESPN rankings (which are not keeper rankings) Bumgarner is ranked slightly better. So I THINK I made a good trade, but what do yall think? Thanks!!