Commissioner Corner Message Board
I've been offered Ryan Braun for Cole Hamels and Magglio Ordonez. What are you people's thoughts around here??
It seems the way fantasy works is you try to trade two solid/good players for one awesome player... however, I basically blew my season last year by doing that (traded Ryan Dempster and Jhonny Peralta for Jimmy Rollins... ended up losing by a strikeout in the playoffs).
I already traded Peavy for Victor Martinez (oops- should have traded Hamels)... after Hamels I have BIllingsley, and then a bunch of starters I thought were good pickups but most of whom are not exactly tearing it up (Volquez, Jiminez, Jeff Weaver, Justin Masterson, Ricky Romero)...
My outfield consists of A. Soriano, Bobby Abreu, Andre Ethier, M Ordonez. Pretty solid. Abreu usually fills my utility spot
So I could lose Ordonez and, unless there's an injury, still have Braun, Soriano, Ethier, and keep Abreu as my utility man. Pretty sick outfield, no? I looked at Ordonez's numbers the past two seasons and was surprised he's ranked as high as he is (62, I think). Solid-at-best numbers.
Braun is a beast, though. I'd certainly be improving my offense. Just not sure I should give up on Hamels yet. But my bench is loaded with starting pitching, as is the waiver wire, so wins/ks usually aren't a problem for me anyway.
I think you d have a major improvment with Baun. The consesus seems to be Magglio is on the decline. I had him last year hoping he would provide power numbers but they werent really there. Sure he may hit for avg but so will Braun, and rack up your HR column. Scary thing about him he prob hasnt hit his prime yet!!! Your right about Hamels, you could fill his numbers off the wire.
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Thanks, guys. I'll think it over. I realize I'm selling low with Hamels, and so far my starting pitching has disappointed (I got Jiminez and Volquez in the late rounds, and I had a good feeling about Carmona this year, who I already cut), but damn... Braun is so tempting.
Ya Braun is a beast but coles is gonna be a beast too. You'd be gaining alot of HRs with braun over maggs but I think you need coles to anchor your staff with billingsly. It seems like your SP needs more help than you offense.