Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
- Reply to A Yahoo! User Feb 16, 2014 5:42 PMA Yahoo! User Feb 17, 2014 1:47 AM Flag
To answer the actual questions - Yes, I believe Johnson is supposed to play 3B. How long that can last, I don't know. Kelly Johnson is supposed to play second, that may not last long. Jeter at short, of course, and that may not last long. Tex is at first, and that may not last long. If Johnson can stay healthy, he could probably end up pitching for as many injury risks as the Yanks have. As for O'Day, the answer is no. All I've heard is that Tommy Hunter is the guy going into Spring.
- A Yahoo! User Apr 5, 2014 10:56 PM Flag
Already been done. Benched Goins and moved Murphy into utility. Walden is in a P spot. Shaw isn't because I'm not sure I trust him not to kill my team's WHIP. I meet my pitching requirements without needing Shaw. He's more of an insurance policy on Allen, I guess.
- A Yahoo! User Mar 31, 2014 4:02 PM Flag
Fair enough. I'm essentially thinking the same thing, but I thought I'd take it to the court of public opinion just to get a second. Thanks.
I know some folks think this is a silly offer, buuuuut....
Compare Miggy to McCutchen....
.320, 35 HR, 110 RBI, 100 R, 0 SB
.295, 25 HR, 95 RBI, 95 R, 25 SB
If you want speed, you know where to get it. Otherwise, all Miggy.
Hanley vs Peralta
I don't know these stats as closely, but Hanley is a fair amount better than Peralta. More HR upside and a lot more speed upside. Peralta may win it on batting average though.
Wacha vs Wilson
I honestly think this could end up a push. Bear with me. I know Wacha is a nice fancy prospect, perhaps even better than Shelby Miller. Buuuuut, you know what you get with CJ Wilson. I think Wacha has a good year of improvement, it looks like an average year on Wilson's career list. I'm a floor over ceiling kind of guy. I know prospect type players are hot, but old and reliable ain't so bad once in a while either.
I'm not sure it's a slam dunk for either side.
- A Yahoo! User Jan 28, 2014 5:11 PM Flag
I'd prefer Adams. He's still got hype, and 30-homer potential. Lawrie, at this point, is post-hype if you ask me. Consider the AL vs NL pitching and line-ups surrounding the players as well.
- A Yahoo! User Jan 30, 2014 1:06 AM Flag
Meh. Six in one, half dozen in the other.
If it were me, I'd probably pass. Headley isn't exactly a perennial 30 HR guy, but he ain't a bad 3B either and Holliday isn't exactly going to replace McCutchen. So, you figure if you do make the deal, then you have to find someone to sell Headley or another player. Your overall upgrade isn't that great. In fact, I'm not sure if there even is one at all. In addition, the guys you're trading for ain't exactly young.
We've got 20 teams. Head to head format with standard scoring.
C - T. D'Arnaud
1B - F. Freeman
2B - M. Carpenter
3B - M. Machado
SS - S. Castro
OF - G. Stanton, J. Upton, R. Davis
Util - C. Hart, E. Bonifacio
Bench - M. Dominguez, P. Konerko, A. Hechavarria, J. Soler, Gary Sanchez
SP - C. Hamels, M. Bumgarner
RP - D. Farquhar, R. Brothers
P - J. Chacin, Y. Gallardo, T. Walker, T. Skaggs
Bench - C. Allen, D. Hudson, C. Billingsley, J. Mejia, J. Paxton, J. Walden
I've got to immediately dump three of these guys. Those three will likely be Konerko, Hudson and Hechavarria, possibly Mejia or Walden. I've got the 5th waiver claim for the draft, which means that Bradley, Buxton, Tanaka and Abreu will all likely have been taken. I'm thinking about Gregory Polanco or Javier Baez as my pick, but I'm open to suggestions. Obviously there's a need for a true closer since I'm not sure Farquhar or Brothers are going to have that job. However, closers do tend to come and go, so I'm not in desperate need there. I do, however, need bounce-backs from Stanton, Hamels, Castro and Gallardo. Any guesses who will bounce back and who won't? Should I focus on offense or pitching? I'd like to trade Justin Upton. He's just never lived up to the hype in my book, and I'd like to target Jay Bruce, Adam Jones or Andrew McCutchen. Any packaging thoughts? It's been suggested that I throw Skaggs or Paxton in and make sure that I get the guy I want. I've also considered trying to trade Hamels for Greinke and a throw-in. Same age, similar numbers, Greinke plays for the better team and is probably considered the lesser pitcher. I'm also considering trying to make a run at Yan Gomes to play catcher. I think he could be had on the cheap and have some decent pop, especially from the catcher spot. Thanks for any help.
- Reply to A Yahoo! User Feb 16, 2014 5:42 PMA Yahoo! User Feb 17, 2014 1:45 AM Flag
I've been looking at Emilio Bonifacio as a utility backup. He signed a minor league deal with the Cubs, invitation to training, of course. I'll let you do the research on the Cubs infield. Obviously a different type of player, but still worth a look in late rounds.
- A Yahoo! User Jan 30, 2014 1:42 AM Flag
PS - I replied to your topic because I'd seen you reply to a number of other people and no one had replied to you yet. Thank you for being a good Samaritan.
- A Yahoo! User Jan 28, 2014 1:31 AM Flag
No reason for the Twins to activate his contract, so I can't picture him being up before July. I wouldn't expect anything even close to Trout this year, but his potential upside is probably on a similar, but not quite as good of level. I'd concur with someone else who said 20 homers and 50 steals when he gets full grown. As a prospect, I'd snag him for sure though.
- A Yahoo! User Feb 15, 2014 9:14 PM Flag
Just extra bench spots. C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF, Util, Util, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P, P .... The rest is bench. 3 DL spots.
- A Yahoo! User Feb 15, 2014 9:01 PM Flag
Standard scoring and standard position format. 2 util. Draft is done via waiver priority. That team is probably 10thish in the draft, I believe. Keep our entire rosters year to year. What else?