Which Ryan is the better keeper for next season?

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Which Ryan is the better keeper for next season?

Postby inertiatic » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:40 pm

Braun is younger and has a cool nick name, Howard's a stud but he will be 30 next season. Who would you rather have next year?

A team with Ryan Braun is actively shopping him for my Ryan Howard. If I pulled the trigger it would give me an OF of Braun, J. Upton and Markakis for the rest of the season which is quite tempting. Plus I would have the three in the OF next year, when Upton will be a year better and Markakis will be, well, Markakis.
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7X7 + TB, OPS & Holds, QS
C- Weiters
1B- Goldy
2B- Ever-Cab
3B- Longoris
SS- Tulo
OF-(start 3) Braun, C. Davis, Kemp, Marte, Cuddyer
UTIL- Votto, one of the above OF
Bench- 1 spot for a hot-schmotato

SP- Greinke, Latos, M. Moore, Medlen, Iwakuma, Hamels, Gausman, E. Ramirez, H. Bailey, T. Walker, J. Tallion, M. Pineda, I. Nova
RP- A. Reed, R. Soriano, G. Holland, Balfour, D. Smyly
DL- B. Beachy

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Re: Which Ryan is the better keeper for next season?

Postby Grey » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:07 pm

Prefer Braun.
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Re: Which Ryan is the better keeper for next season?

Postby inertiatic » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:00 am

Looks like I could possibly have both. Again keeper league so I'm hesitant to give up greinke BUT he's willing to do Braun + shields or maybe lester for my soriano and greinke.

I turned Lind and zobrilla into greinke recently so I'm playing with house money. I think I can afford to lose him (still have lincecum as my top SP) and still have a strong group of pitchers.

So if I can get braun/lester I think I have to do it, but what if its braun/shields? Still worth it with the tear alfonso is on recently?
10 tm H2H Dynasty (3rd Year)
7X7 + TB, OPS & Holds, QS
C- Weiters
1B- Goldy
2B- Ever-Cab
3B- Longoris
SS- Tulo
OF-(start 3) Braun, C. Davis, Kemp, Marte, Cuddyer
UTIL- Votto, one of the above OF
Bench- 1 spot for a hot-schmotato

SP- Greinke, Latos, M. Moore, Medlen, Iwakuma, Hamels, Gausman, E. Ramirez, H. Bailey, T. Walker, J. Tallion, M. Pineda, I. Nova
RP- A. Reed, R. Soriano, G. Holland, Balfour, D. Smyly
DL- B. Beachy

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Re: Which Ryan is the better keeper for next season?

Postby Steve » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:08 am

Grey's the expert, but the same question-marks around Howard's age apply to Soriano - and probably more so.

So seems like a pretty good deal.
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Re: Which Ryan is the better keeper for next season?

Postby inertiatic » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:13 am

Thats what I was thinking. I'd much rather ship off soriano and keep howard for another year, along with braun. Hell i could turn around and trade howard as well if I can get braun on my team.

Giving up greinke and only getting shields in return is the hard part for me. If I get lester I think i'd be better off, but I don't know jack so I ask the man.
10 tm H2H Dynasty (3rd Year)
7X7 + TB, OPS & Holds, QS
C- Weiters
1B- Goldy
2B- Ever-Cab
3B- Longoris
SS- Tulo
OF-(start 3) Braun, C. Davis, Kemp, Marte, Cuddyer
UTIL- Votto, one of the above OF
Bench- 1 spot for a hot-schmotato

SP- Greinke, Latos, M. Moore, Medlen, Iwakuma, Hamels, Gausman, E. Ramirez, H. Bailey, T. Walker, J. Tallion, M. Pineda, I. Nova
RP- A. Reed, R. Soriano, G. Holland, Balfour, D. Smyly
DL- B. Beachy

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Re: Which Ryan is the better keeper for next season?

Postby Jerkin » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:19 am

I'd rather have Lester over Shields.
And obviously Soriano will not keep up his pace, so trade him while he is hot, maximize his value... he shouldnt be a keeper anyways.
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12 team league, not keeper, standard 5x5

Miguel Montero
Gaby Sanchez
Rickie Weeks
Kevin Youkilis
Maicer Izturis
Jacoby Ellsbury
Ryan Braun
Chris Young
Aaron Hill
Brennan Boesch
Rafael Furcal
Ben Zobrist
Jason Bourgeois

SP
Fausto Carmona
Tim Stauffer
Jhoulys Chacin
Jon Lester
Kyle McClellan
Tim Hudson
Jason Vargas
David Price
Tim Lincecum
Rick Porcello
RP
Mike Adams
Matt Guerrier
Kyle Farnsworth
Kenley Jansen
DL - Andrew Bailey


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