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- k-bomb k-bomb Jul 19, 2012 10:31 AM Flag
I just traded Ellsbury...along with Craig, actually. I also have Napoli, who is atrocious right now...and with his bum knee(?), I'd drop him if I were you. He's not looking like he's picking up anytime soon. Either Nap or Craig, who has been cold, and I'm not sure where the Cardinals are going to be in a month.
Are you looking to Ellsbury for an average and runs boost? Seems a shame that steals don't count since he'd be good for some.
- k-bomb k-bomb Jul 19, 2012 10:24 AM Flag
Forgot to mention my pitchers (any possibilities to trade in there?): C. Lee (disappointing season), G. Gonzalez, S. Strasburg (will he be shut down?), R. Dickey, C. Capuano, D. Hernandez, J. Valverde, E. Frieri, P. Strop, T. Wilhelmson
I recently traded Ellsbury and Craig for Konerko and Kipnis, however, I'm still too heavy on outfielders. My lineup now is:
C: C. Ruiz
1B: P. Kornerko
2B: J. Kipnis
3B: A. Beltré
SS: T. Plouffe
OF: M. Trout
OF: A. Jones
OF: R. Braun
Util: A. Jackson (OF)
Util: M. Wieters (C)
BN: J. Hamilton (OF)
BN: J. Reddick (OF)
BN: M. Napoli (C/1B)
Should I be looking to move Napoli or should I hold in case he heats up in the second half (like he did last year)? Should I trade another outfielder? If so, which one?
My team (batting) consists of:
OF: Ad. Jones
The past two weeks have been largely a bust, as the opposing team's bats have heated up and mine have died...I've been pretty aggressive with my Util and RP moves, but haven't touched my main starters. Should I wait it out or propose some trades?
Hmm. I had Suzuki in the beginning, but unloaded him because he wasn't living up to previous years. (I think he's still a FA in our league.)
Any trades I've offered have generally been 2-for-1, so I'm wondering if Ellbury will be worth two other players or if I should set my sights on somebody bigger since my sluggers aren't producing.
Yeah, I've been lucky that I could keep him in the DL slot and have other OF who have picked up the slack.
Side question would be: do I unload Hamilton upon Ellsbury's return (assuming Jacoby is hitting well)? My pitching is great right now (Strasburg, G. Gonzales, C. Lee, E. Frieri, Valverde...), but my studs have stopped producing. Team batting average is like, .260.
I've had Ellsbury the entire season and have just been waiting it out until he gets back since he was injured so early and no one was interested in a DL player (and I didn't want to drop him, knowing he could be valuable again).
Since he should be back mid-June, should I keep him (my OF already consists of Hamilton, Adam Jones, Braun and others) or use him as trade bait? And if so, what should I expect in return?
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