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 Post subject: Russell Martin trade
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:02 pm 
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14 team, 5x5, h2h, keeper league (keep 8). This team's already clinched a playoff spot. Trade deadline is this weekend.

I'm trying to move Russell Martin for two reasons: 1) I should be able to get more for him than he's giving me and 2) I already have McCann and don't want to end up using 2 keeper spots on catchers.

I've been offered Lackey and Olivo for Martin and S. Torres. I like the deal, ostensibly, but I wanted to see if anyone had any reservations about Lackey. While he's been effective in his last few starts, he hasn't been his previous bad-ass self. Yeah, he's coming off injury - but the positive side is that his arm hasn't logged a lot of innings yet this year. I'll still have 2.5 closers (I don't count Grabow because Capps is coming back, and Mike Gonzalez is only 0.5). I can't count on Verlander carrying me through the playoffs. Nor can I genuinely consider keeping him when there's only 8 keepers.

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C - Russell Martin
C - Brian McCann
1B - Conor Jackson
2B - Rickie Weeks
3B - Edwin Encarnacion
SS - Mike Aviles
IF - Chris Davis
IF - Jorge Cantu
OF - Corey Hart
OF - Rick Ankiel
OF - Matt Holliday
OF - Mike Cameron
OF - Lastings Milledge
Util - Marlon Byrd
BN - Mike Jacobs
BN - Chase Headley
DL - Rafael Furcal

P - Chad Billingsley
P - Jake Peavy
P - Justin Verlander
P - Hiroki Kuroda
P - Pedro Martinez
P - Jonathan Broxton
P - Salomon Torres
P - Manny Parra
P - Brian Wilson
P - John Grabow
BN - Mike Gonzalez
BN - Johnny Cueto


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 Post subject: Re: Russell Martin trade
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:45 pm 
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Turns out the Lackey owner wants Torres and Broxton. I don't want to lose both. I can try countering with just one of those two.


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 Post subject: Re: Russell Martin trade
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:04 pm 
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I agree, you don't want two catcher keepers.

I love Lackey and agree that his innings have been kept a bit lower this year, but that's liable to change in the playoffs, if you're considering him as a keeper. Not saying it's a deal-breaker, it's just something to consider.

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 Post subject: Re: Russell Martin trade
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:02 pm 
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Grey wrote:
I love Lackey and agree that his innings have been kept a bit lower this year, but that's liable to change in the playoffs, if you're considering him as a keeper. Not saying it's a deal-breaker, it's just something to consider.

I'm not too concerned about playoff innings effecting his keeper value - but that's a good point. Even if it where more worrisome, I'd rather have Lackey than be forced to keep 2 catchers. Not to mention Lackey can help more this year than 5 more HR and 5 more SB from Martin. I've countered with Martin and Torres for Lackey and Olivo - didn't want to give up two closers.


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 Post subject: Re: Russell Martin trade
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:32 am 
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Personally, I'd give up two closers for Lackey. He's a difference maker and, without injuries, a top five pitcher. And, yes, injuries are a concern, but they are for all pitchers.

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 Post subject: Re: Russell Martin trade
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:29 am 
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Grey wrote:
Personally, I'd give up two closers for Lackey.

Turns out I didn't have to. Lackey's owner was satisfied with getting just Brian Wilson.


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 Post subject: Re: Russell Martin trade
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:33 am 
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Wow, very nice. Congrats.

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