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I have a 12-team long term keeper league (been around since 2002). We're allowed to keep 10 guys. My bubble players are Jon Lester and Ryan Howard. I have Billy Butler, Cliff Lee, Sabathia, Chapman as keepers already. Being offered Round 12 for Lester (which equates to picks 133-144 in the draft). Should I trade him for a 12th round pick? Same question for Howard with 13th round. Thanks in advance for advice.
- Chris L Chris L Feb 21, 2013 11:22 AM Flag
Agreed on Smirk's comments. With exception of one or two pitchers, it's not often worth it to go heavy SP in the first few rounds. There are only so many elite hitters, and there are often plenty of serviceable pitchers. Depends on the league type, you didn't mention the composition, but in general I'd say you should have gone pitching a little later in this draft.
12-team, long-term Keeper league since 2002. We're now allowed to keep up to *10* players. Who would you pick as your 10 from this list? Some are no brainers, I know. But I'm stuck on a few. Thanks!
- Chris L Chris L Mar 28, 2012 4:30 PM Flag
Was asked to post the team, here it is post-draft:
- Chris L Chris L Mar 28, 2012 4:27 PM Flag
Hang on sorry I'll clarify even more - These aren't my keeper picks, these are post-draft guys in the FA pool. I drafted Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain in the last two rounds, but I've been looking at Chapman and wondering if I should drop someone for him. My two lowest players on the list are Mous/Cain so I'm trying to decide if dropping either makes sense to get Chapman. I need one more RP, and there isn't much left in the FA pool.
I also have the option of waiting until the DL's hit because I have Ryan Howard, so I could just hold onto Mous/Cain and hope no one takes Chapman before the season starts.
I have one spot left on my team and I'm trying to decide between these:
It's a Keeper league. I see Chapman as high K starter, or eventual closer possibility, not sure there. Cain has been raking this spring and while I take those numbers with a grain of salt, I like him. Moustakas... not sure. SHOULD be good, but is he worth skipping the other two guys?
- Chris L Chris L Mar 9, 2012 4:44 PM Flag
Sounds like the consensus is Pineda from the quick responses. Thanks guys. I have an offer of a 12th round pick for Heyward, and since I can't keep him if I keep Pineda, it's tempting.
- Chris L Chris L Mar 9, 2012 4:42 PM Flag
If it helps, here are my OF and P being kept already:
Matt Kemp, Carlos Gonzalez, McCutchen
Cliff Lee, Sabathia, Lester
So with that in mind, back to the question: Heyward or Pineda?
Quick hit question: I have 1 Keeper spot left to decide and my options are:
My pitching and hitting are both solid, so it's strictly a matter of which of the two is a better keeper in a standard H2H-style keeper league.
- Chris L Chris L Feb 23, 2012 4:52 PM Flag
Consensus so far seems to be keep:
Between Pineda and Heyward, I lean towards Pineda. I also have the option of making trades for picks in the 11th, 12th, etc rounds. Perhaps try to trade guys like Heyward for an extra 11th round pick?
I'm part of a H2H Keeper League, non-contract/bid based. So I can keep them as long as I want, no worry about cost, etc. I can keep 10 max. I have some no-brainers (I'll mark them), but could use advice beyond that:
Carlos Gonzalez (Keep)
So that's 5 I have locked up in my head. I have a lot to pick from leftover, and I'm having trouble with only 5 keeper spots left:
I'm leaning towards the first 5 on the above list. What do you guys think?
- Chris L Chris L Jun 15, 2011 4:20 PM Flag
Not a big fan of that trade. Boils down to Rizzo for Beckett in my mind really since it's keeper, so it depends on how good you think Rizzo will actually be.
- Chris L Chris L Jun 15, 2011 4:16 PM Flag
Well the trade itself isn't uneven or anything, it's just a matter of what you can live with. If you're heavy on pitching and soft in offense, might have to let him go to get what you want. You also might be able to pull a fast one on someone with Ubaldo if you can sell the previous successes he had.