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  • Wayne Wayne Mar 30, 2010 8:22 PM Flag

    trade help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Should I take this trade:

    I get Carpenter and Brandon Phillips and I give Grienke and Kubel

    My Team:

    C: Miguel Montero
    1B: Billy Butler
    2B: Jose Lopez
    3B: Chone Figgins
    SS: Derek Jeter
    OF: Justin Upton
    OF: Carlos Lee
    OF: Curtis Granderson
    Util: Jason Kubel
    Util: Ryan Ludwick
    Util: Rickie Weeks
    BN: Todd Helton
    BN: Alex Gordon
    BN: Johnny Peralta

    **key trade
    I trade Kemp for Granderson, Figgins and Butler bc my infield was terrible

    SP: Zack Grineke
    SP: Josh Johnson
    SP: Yovani Gallardo
    RP: Andrew Bailey
    RP: Joakim Soria
    RP: Fransisco Cordero
    P: Jeremy Affeldt
    P: Peter Moylan
    BN: Daisuke Matsuzaka

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    • Don't do it.
      2B is a position where many of the top players would only be pretty good if they played at other positions. Look at Kubel's numbers - if a 2B hit like Kubel did last year, he'd be a top three 2B. But Kubel's not a 2B, so you might ask why does this matter? Here's why:
      You have Rickie Weeks listed at util. This means that even if you acquire Phillips you'll still presumably be starting at least two if not three 2Bs (Weeks and Lopez at util). After the first one, it doesn't even matter what position they play anymore, and ignoring position, Phillips' value goes down - he and Kubel will probably have equal offensive production. You're tempted to do this trade because you want your infield to look better, but if you do it your util gets significantly worse, you're wasting it on 2Bs.
      So this becomes a trade of Carpenter for Greinke. I think you can answer your own question when you look at it this way.

    • I do that deal in a heartbeat. Carp is a good starter and Phillips is a top 5 second baseman. While Grienke is very good, Kubel can easily be replaced. Furthermore, you need more starters. You have 4 and one is injured(Dice K)


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