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  • Big Rizzle Big Rizzle Apr 16, 2013 11:05 PM Flag

    Trade P. Maholm for B. Butler? Too good to be true?

    I am in a 10 team Head to Head (Most Categories),
    ESPN Std Scoring Format:
    -Batting: (AVG), (HR),(R), (RBI), (SB), (OBP)
    -Pitching: (ERA)*, (K), (WHIP)*, (W), SV)
    *Minimum 20 IP
    Below is my lineup and I feel I have too many SP's as is, this guy has Pujols, Butler and Encarnacion..... So I may be able to go for one of those players as he benches Pujols regarly and I NEED HELP AT 1B desperately, my SS has been poor but I am hoping for Jeter to help my AVG and OBP as that is the only thing that is killing me, I am 1-1 and lost bc of these categories however I do like this pitcher, but is he not the atypical sell high candidate? This trade feels too good to be true, I need a 1B and especially a righty....I am dropping Middle as Headley will be back tmrw and I have much better options so do you all think this is a must accept? Or do I push my luck and get Matt Holiday bc I am only weak at 1B and OF depth ATM, also SS performance and injuries but would this make or break my lineup? I feel it would make my team unreal.... What do you think? Feel free to ask any questions as I do TONS of research, THX!

    My Lineup:
    C: Wilin Rosario, Col C (NO Backup)
    1B: Ryan Howard, Phi 1B
    2B Dustin Pedroia, Bos 2B
    3B Matt Carpenter, StL 1B, 3B, OF (almost 2B eligible)
    SS J.J. Hardy, Bal SS
    2B/SS Howie Kendrick, LAA 2B
    1B/3B Will Middlebrooks, Bos 3B
    OF Andrew McCutchen, Pit OF
    OF Carlos Gonzalez, Col OF
    OF Jay Bruce, Cin OF
    UTIL Alex Gordon KC OF
    BENCH of 8::
    - Chase Headley*, SD 3B DL15
    - Aramis Ramirez*, Mil 3B DL15
    - Nick Swisher, Cle 1B, OF
    - Asdrubal Cabrera, Cle SS
    -DL: Yoenis Cespedes*, Oak OF, DH DL15
    -DL: Derek Jeter*, NYY SS, DH DL15

    Pitching
    SP- Cole Hamels, Phi SP
    SP- Jake Peavy, CWS SP
    SP- Jeremy Hellickson, TB SP
    SP Alex Cobb, TB SP
    SP Paul Maholm, Atl SP
    RP Addison Reed, CWS RP
    RP Fernando Rodney, TB RP
    BENCH:
    - Chris Sale, CWS SP
    - Max Scherzer, Det SP
    - Tom Wilhelmsen, Sea RP
    - Tim Hudson, Atl SP

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