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looking to upgrade my pitching a bit.
I was thinking about trying to trade braun for justin upton and cliff lee but know I have to give up someone else. rest of my team is
of braun, willingham, hunter, ethier,
bn michael young, bonifacio
sp felix, j. zimmerman, hudson, holland, porcello,
rp rodney, perez, perkins and wilhelmsen
bn scherzer and buchholz
any suggestions? I drafter braun with the third pick overall but i think id be better off trading him for 2 other top guys to improve my pitching, thanks
Keep you offense intact, you can afford to lose Braun. Your pitching isn't bad. Felix/JZ/Scherzer should give you 650+ IP's of solid, quality numbers. The rest of what you have will do ok with spot starts. I'd try to get at least 300-350 IP of RP work. You may have about 220 IP with your current group.
For Braun, I wouldn't worry about giving someone else up. The opposing manager will accept in a second if they think they can afford losing Lee. They'll jump for joy trading out Upton for Braun. And if they say no? Worst case scenario is you get to keep Braun, not too bad.