Trading for a catcher?

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ucbsharkbait
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Trading for a catcher?

Postby ucbsharkbait » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:45 pm

I'm doing a 12-team H2H points league with some friends; unfortunately, I had to auto-draft. The computer drafted Longoria, Beltre AND Lawrie onto my roster. At Catcher I have McCann, who is on the DL and who I don't like. Thinking of offering Lawrie for Carlos Santana. Good idea, bad idea or meh idea? My dumb lineup is:

C - McCann (DL)
1B - Ike Davis
2B - Utley
3B - Longoria
SS - Prado
OF - Trout
OF - Ellsbury
OF - Nelson Cruz
Util - Beltre
Util - Lawrie
Bench - several terrible players I will drop

Was also offered Lucroy for Fister -- for SP I have Lee, Greinke, Bailey, Fister, Anibal, Estrada, Cobb - surprisingly not a terrible job by the computer there. Is that any better/worse?

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby BluePulaski » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:14 pm

you should have catchers in a 1-catcher league, available on the wire...what catchers are on the wire?...also, do you have a DL spot?

I wouldn`t sweat not having a catcher...in reality there is nothing wrong with choosing a catcher late...sure you got stuck with an injured guy...but you have 3 of the top 3basemen in probably one of the shallowest positions.

I think getting Carlos Santana for Lawrie would be a good deal for you...I doubt the Carlos owner would do that...but worth a try...there are a few catchers I`d probably give Lawrie up for...Mauer...even Perez...but let`s see what you have on the wire for catchers first.
10-team mixed keeper league (15 keepers), H2H - 1 Win R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OPS/W/CG/SHO/SV/K/ERA/WHIP/QS
HITTERS:
Lineup (C/1B/2B/SS/3B/LF/CF/RF/UTIL/UTIL/UTIL/UTIL)
C - empty (will pick up a hot catcher when ready)
1B - E. Hosmer
2B - J. Kipnis
SS - T. Tulowitzki
3B - A. Beltre
OF - M. Trout, A. McCutchen, J. Upton
UTIL - G. Stanton, A. Rizzo, B. Harper, empty slot

PITCHERS: SP - S. Strasburg, A. Wainwright, G. Gonzalez, H. Iwakuma, S. Miller, K. Medlen, H. Ryu, M. Garza, A. Cobb, H. Bailey, R. Porcello, M. Estrada, W. Peralta, S. Gray, E. Ramirez
RP - A. Chapman, A. Reed, J. Benoit
N/A slot: M. Pineda. DL - C. Maybin, M. Moore

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby ucbsharkbait » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:52 am

Thanks for your thoughts! That makes sense. Offered Lawrie for Santana, but no response yet, and my assumption is "no deal" on that one.

On the wire:
Salty
AJ Ellis
Martin
Doumit

Like the walks for Ellis (at least, going by last year) although Salty is tempting as well.

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby Kato » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:42 am

couldn't agree more with Blue, just add a C from the WW and ride him til he cools off.
H2H Most Categories/ Dynasty
R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, K, SAC, SBN, AVG, OPS
C M.Montero
1B P.Goldschmidt
2B H.Kendrick
3B J.Donaldson
SS X.Bogaerts
LF C.Yelich
CF Y.Puig
RF N.Aoki
DH N.Cruz
Bench T.Frazier, C.Correa
Pitching (max 6 SP, K/9, K/BB, ERA, WHIP, W,L, QS, K, BB, SV, BS, BAA, HR, HD)
SP J.Zimmermann
SP C.McHugh
SP K.Gausman
SP B.McCarthy
SP M.Stroman
SP S.Kazmir
SP C.Carrasco
RP K.Uehara, RP S.Doolittle, RP Farquhar, RP T.Hunter, RP B.Cecil, RP J.Soria, RP J.Broxton, RP J. Walden and E.Mujica

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby Booze on First » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:10 pm

I agree with the guys above. Catchers are easy to pick up from the waivers. I like Doumit from those options you gave.

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Re: Trading for a catcher?

Postby AdmiralTrey » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:35 pm

I'd grab Salty and not worry about a trade right now. He's looked improved at the plate and his power has already been demonstrated readily.

12 Team H2H, 4 unrestricted keepers
C - Mike Napoli
1B - Eric Hosmer
2B - Jedd Gyorko
3B - Todd Frazier
SS - Jhonny Peralta
OF - Ryan Braun
OF - Mike Trout
OF - Shin-Soo Choo
UTL - Brett Lawrie
UTL - Adam LaRoche
Bench - Austin Jackson
DL - Aaron Hill Hanley Ramirez

SP - Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jhoulys Chacin, Ervin Santana
RP - Glen Perkins, Heath Bell, Jose Veras, Ernesto Fireri, Edward Mujica, Carlos Marmol, J.J. Putz

RCL - Cracking the WHIP - Admiral Trey
C - Yadier Molina
1B - Albert Pujols
2B - Jose Altuve
3B - Jedd Gyorko
SS - Jimmy Rollins
MI - Everth Cabrera
CI - Justin Morneau
OF - Jason Heyward, Shin-Soo Choo, Michael Morse, Nick Swisher, Ben Revere
UTL - Kendrys Morales
Bench - Garrett Jones, David Freese


SP - Justin Verlander, Cliff Lee, Ryan Dempster, Ubaldo Jimenez
RP - Jonathan Papelbon, John Axford, Glen Perkins, Ryan Cook, David Robertson


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