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  • brian l brian l Jun 12, 2009 10:24 AM Flag

    trade that was offered to me

    team A offered me : Torii Hunter
    Jay Bruce

    for my

    Luke Scott
    Matt Cain

    what do you guys think im hesitate on trading matt cain

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    • The thing that I don't like about this trade is Jay Bruce's OBP. If your league does OPS instead of OBP or AVG, go for it.

      Matt Cain is...well, almost for real. His numbers are a little inflated considering his WHIP. If he gets his WHIP down, that's about where his numbers should be. He's a helluva pitcher.

      That said, take a look at Torii Hunter's numbers this year (thusfar) compared to his career numbers. Compare season by season. All the sudden, he doesn't seem like someone who can keep up this production, does he?

    • The trade offerred would look good for you IF you didn't need a SP. But if in fact you do, relative to needs, this would be a hard one to pull the trigger on mid way through the season. Just looking at the names, it would be a fair exchange, but why would you arbitrarily make a move for that reason?

      What place are you in? What stats are you weak in but close enough to others to pass with the right pieces on your team? If you need average, Sbs and a few Hrs, Hunter is your guy. If you are weak on whip, but high pitching everywhere else, you can afford to lose the perennial poor Whip Cain. What does the rest of your pitching staff look like, can you afford to lose Cain? How many OF spots do you have available on your roster, and will you even use Bruce or Hunter?

      See, there are just way too many variables to give you the right answer. You need to look at your league position, what scoring points you can improve on and score the most league points in the easiest. Then if the trades will help you more than hurt you, make your decision.

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      • here is my team i lack homeruns also i am in 3rd will b in 1st starting next week C Matt Wieters (Bal - C)
        1B Carlos Pe?a (TB - 1B)
        2B Marco Scutaro (Tor - 2B,3B,SS)
        3B Chipper Jones (Atl - 3B)
        SS Cristian Guzm?n (Was - SS)
        OF Carlos Beltr?n (NYM - OF)
        OF Luke Scott (Bal - OF)
        OF Vernon Wells (Tor - OF)
        Util Mark DeRosa (Cle - 2B,3B,OF)
        Util Juan Pierre (LAD - OF)
        SP Wandy Rodr?guez (Hou - SP)
        SP Edwin Jackson (Det - SP)
        RP Mike Gonz?lez (Atl - RP)
        RP Andrew Bailey (Oak - RP)
        P Justin Verlander (Det - SP)
        P Ryan Madson (Phi - RP)
        BN Geovany Soto (ChC - C)
        BN Jos? Reyes (NYM - SS) DL
        BN Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS)
        BN Carl Pavano (Cle - SP)
        BN Matt Cain (SF - SP)
        BN Johnny Cueto (Cin - SP)
        DL Scott Kazmir (TB - SP) DL

    • Do it! Jay Bruce is a beast, and matt cain will fizzle


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