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  • Matt da Dominant Matt da Dominant Jul 25, 2011 6:05 PM Flag

    Rate my trades

    Here's my team currently:
    C Jonathan Lucroy (Mil - C)
    1B Joey Votto (Cin - 1B)
    2B Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
    3B Aramis Ramirez (ChC - 3B)
    SS Jhonny Peralta (Det - 3B,SS)
    OF Corey Hart (Mil - OF)
    OF Alex Gordon (KC - 3B,OF)
    OF Martin Prado (Atl - 2B,3B,OF)
    Util Jeff Francoeur (KC - OF)
    SP R.A. Dickey (NYM - SP)
    SP Tim Hudson (Atl - SP)
    RP Heath Bell (SD - RP)
    RP Carlos Marmol (ChC - RP)
    P Kyle Farnsworth (TB - RP)
    P Joe Nathan (Min - RP)
    P Ryan Dempster (ChC - SP)
    BN Gaby Sanchez (Fla - 1B)
    BN Pablo Sandoval (SF - 1B,3B)
    BN J.J. Hardy (Bal - SS)
    BN Chris Carpenter (StL - SP)
    BN Alexi Ogando (Tex - SP,RP)
    BN Felix Hernandez (Sea - SP)
    DL Clay Buchholz (Bos - SP)DL
    DL Josh Johnson (Fla - SP)DL


    I'll be giving up Felix Hernandez for Jair Jurrjens and Jeremy Hellickson; the other trade is that I'm giving up Alex Gordon and getting Justin Masterson.

    Win or fail?

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    • Thank you guys for the input, but I have already accepted these trades...I talked about them with the other managers over the last couple of weeks, so its not like I just got an offer and accepted immediately.

      1st trade - Felix is a top pitcher, but the Mariners drag him down so much that it makes it almost not worth it...Jurrjens and Hellickson should provide more wins and IP/Ks (2 pitchers instead of one). I also looked at the top pitchers over the last 30 days and Jurrjens was ranked like 2 or 3...Hellickson was in the 20s somewhere and Felix was way down in the rankings. He did have a couple bad games recently and although he gets Ks, this was a chance for me to build my staff.

      2nd trade - Although the other manager picked up Masterson during the year, I DID pick up Gordon the same way. Gordon is a great player to have, but Masterson will bring my ERA and WHIP down and get some wins for me.

      AS FOR MY NEW OF - Okay, so I have Hart, Prado and Francoeur - Francoeur is the obvious drop, but who do I pick up. Here are my top choices:

      Johnny Damon
      Nick Swisher
      Logan Morrison

      Nick Markakis is also available, but I don't want to get Markakis'd again...every time someone picks him up, he immediately takes a complete shi* on that person. Unfortunately Desmond Jennings was taken yesterday...SO PISSED! We are a Tampa Bay league, so I figured he was probably gone when you mentioned his name. So who should I pick up? Suggestions?

    • Thank you guys for the input, but I have already accepted these trades...I talked about them with the other managers over the last couple of weeks, so its not like I just got an offer and accepted immediately.

      1st trade - Felix is a top pitcher, but the Mariners drag him down so much that it makes it almost not worth it...Jurrjens and Hellickson should provide more wins and IP/Ks (2 pitchers instead of one). I also looked at the top pitchers over the last 30 days and Jurrjens was ranked like 2 or 3...Hellickson was in the 20s somewhere and Felix was way down in the rankings. He did have a couple bad games recently and although he gets Ks, this was a chance for me to build my staff.

      2nd trade - Although the other manager picked up Masterson during the year, I DID pick up Gordon the same way. Gordon is a great player to have, but Masterson will bring my ERA and WHIP down and get some wins for me.

      AS FOR MY NEW OF - Okay, so I have Hart, Prado and Francoeur - Francoeur is the obvious drop, but who do I pick up. Here are my top choices:

      Johnny Damon
      Nick Swisher
      Logan Morrison

      Nick Markakis is also available, but I don't want to get Markakis'd again...every time someone picks him up, he immediately takes a complete shi* on that person. Unfortunately Desmond Jennings was taken yesterday...SO PISSED! We are a Tampa Bay league, so I figured he was probably gone when you mentioned his name. So who should I pick up? Suggestions?

    • Dont do that first trade my man. Dont get me wrong Jair is dominating this season but just keep Felix. Also, I would do that 2nd trade anyday if I were you but um, quick question, is Desmond Jennings still available for pickup in your league..? 'Cause if he is, then do that trade where you give up Gordan and instead pick up Desmond.

    • Love the first one; not in love with the second. Your OF is suspect as it is. Without Gordon you weaken it substantially unless you have someone in mind to pick up.

 

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