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  • Randy Randy Jan 18, 2013 6:29 PM Flag

    Trade help!!

    I'm curious which 2 players you will drop,and the size of your league (Just because your team is so stacked;It makes me think you must be in a really small league.).I would offer Hamilton instead of Votto,and see how that goes.Hamilton has had major drug addiction problems in the past that could reoccur with the pressures of a new huge contract,and the pressures of playing in L.A.(Remember how Pujols started out last season with his new huge contract for L.A.?).
    I'd also offer the 2 players you are going to drop along with Hamilton & Hamels;It's an old fantasy trick that
    makes opponents think they are getting a better deal.I love Bautiista going forward,especially if he has 3rd base eligibility,but with Wright you don't need to worry too much about that.Also,with the new in-season HGH testing in MLB,you gotta wonder who's gonna get busted;It wouldn't surprise me a bit if Hamilton is 1 of them.

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    • It's a 10 team league with 30 man rosters. The guys i would probably drop are Omar Infante and Mark Reynolds. Like if i did this deal would it help my team out. I would be giving up John Axford as well i forgot to put him in the deal.

      C - Brian McCann (ATL - C)
      1B - Albert Pujols (LAA - 1B)
      2B - Howie Kendrick (LAA - 2B)
      SS - Erick Aybar (LAA - SS)
      3B - David Wright (NYM - 3B)
      OF - Matt Kemp (LAD - OF)
      OF - Mark Trumbo (LAA - OF)
      OF - Josh Hamilton (LAA - OF)
      UTIL - Joey Votto (CIN - 1B)
      UTIL - Kendrys Morales (SEA - 1B)

      SP - Justin Verlander (DET - SP)
      SP - Zack Greinke (LAD - SP)
      SP - Cole Hamels (PHI - SP)
      SP - Doug Fister (DET - SP)
      SP - Trevor Cahill (ARI - SP)
      RP - Craig Kimbrel (ATL - CL)
      RP - Jim Johnson (BAL - CL)
      P - Mariano Rivera (NYY - CL)
      P - Ryan Madson (LAA - RP)
      P - Ryan Vogelsong (SF - SP)

      B - Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA - SP)
      B - Mike Adams (PHI - RP)
      B - Heath Bell (ARI - RP)
      B - John Axford (MIL - CL)
      B - Brian Wilson (FA - RP)
      B - Pedro Strop (BAL - RP)
      B - Coco Crisp (OAK - OF)
      B - Omar Infante (DET - 2B)
      B - Josh Willingham (MIN - OF)
      B - Mark Reynolds (CLE - 1B)

      Thats my whole roster right there

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      • Its a fair trade. I love Votto (But also like Harper in Dynasty formats). This may sound - honestly, I'd consider trading Hamilton, then slide Bautista into your UTIL. You've put together a nice team for a 10 team league. I have to ask, are have you won multiple championships with this squad?

      • Personally, I would not do this trade... not because it's so unfair, in fact, in an isolated bubble on paper, you probably win, however, your team is booming without it. You gotta ask yourself if you think you're really making your team better or if you;re just making a trade for the sake of making it. You have power out the wazoo, so does adding the "unlikely-to-return-to-undetected-PED-numbers-of 2010-11" Bautista really put you over anywhere or does he just drag down your team AVG? The only guy at this stage that looks to of value to me for you is Harper... and you should be able to land him for a hell of lot less than Votto and Hamels. You can drop the likes of Reynolds, Infante, even Axford... if you can't deal them and probably pick up a Segura-type upside player from the FA pool who will likely perform better than those guys anyway. Stick with your squad on this one dude, that's my advice. Sometimes the best move is the one you don't make.

      • Talking about who you would drop? Why not Heath Bell? I don't see him closing ever again and he isn't even the set-up man behind Putz.

    • Bautista will not have 3B eligibility and with Lawrie in tow as well as better fielding backup options, he probably never will again. Bautista would concern me way more with regards to PEDs than Hamilton... unless you count white lightening as a PED, lol.


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