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Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:56 am
by sabs
Now that these newfangled forums are up, it seemed like as good a time as any to jump into the fray over here.

I've been offered Cano for Scherzer in a deep 12-team mixed points league that counts holds. My middle infield is a disaster, as I drafted the concussed Aaron Hill and Tulo as my DP combo and I have no DL slots. I've held Tulo and will do the same with Hill, but with Wigginton in my MI spot I have no 2b to fill in for Hill at the moment. All this makes me want to pull the trigger on the deal. My starting rotation is solid right now, but I'm afraid the wheels will come off for a guy or two. Currently my starters are Webb, Duchscherer, Contreras, Myers, Pettitte, Wolf, and Kuroda, and I'm holding Snell on my bench in hopes that he finds himself. If the Scherz gets another shot at starting, I imagine it will be a shot in the arm for my smoke-and-mirrors staff. Should I make the deal? I should also point out that this is not a keeper league.

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:04 am
by IowaCubs
If it were a keeper league, I'd say don't do it, but the law of averages says that his. 240 BABIP is in his favor to turn it around. I'd do it since holds guys are a dime a dozen.

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:31 am
by Grey
I'd do that trade quickfast.

Cano can turn things around and be very vaulable.

Scherzer can make it to the rotation and will still have a IP limit and like IowaCubs said, holds guys are out there.

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:38 am
by peter
I think this is a great trade for you. Cano will be a much more valuable asset for the rest of the season. Even if Max gets another shot at starting, he's still a rookie pitcher (see Cueto, Jonathan) and will likely be inconsistent, at best, like 99% of promising rookie SPs.

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:02 am
by p0rk burn
Not to mention Scherzer has ZERO holds at this point.

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:38 am
by nc dodgerdog
take that trade

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:09 pm
by sabs
Thanks for all the feedback, I accepted the trade this morning. Wasn't concerned with Scherzer's holds so much, but instead the potential for holds and his stellar K rate. You all are right, though; Cano will be a boon to my middle infield and I should have jumped on it to begin with.

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:24 pm
by Rollobobo
I would take Cano. He WILL turn it around.

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:51 am
by redskinsnut
I hate the holds statistic. Junk.

Re: Cano v. Scherzer

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:26 pm
by Grey