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Granderson's value?

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:45 am
by peter
I know it's still a little early, but I've got the Itch - and my leaguemates are starting to talk pre-season deals. It's a 12 team, h2h, 9 keeper (non-auction) league.

I've been offered a first round draft pick (which is more/less equal to a 10th rnd pick due to the keepers - but there's usually a little better than 10th round talent available) for Curtis Granderson. If traded Granderson, I'd also have room for another keeper. It would probably be... Nelson Cruz.

So the deal, basically, looks like this: I give Curtis Granderson, I get Nelson Cruz and a "10th round" draft pick.

Thoughts? Questions? All are appreciated.

Re: Granderson's value?

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:59 am
by Grey
Hey, Peter, good to see you again.

My first thought is to say you shouldn't do it, but what kind of talent is available in the "10th" round?

Re: Granderson's value?

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:46 am
by peter
Hey, Peter, good to see you again.

My first thought is to say you shouldn't do it, but what kind of talent is available in the "10th" round?
Hey Grey - glad to be here...

You know, right after I clicked "submit", I thought, Nelson Cruz? wtf? I know what kind of player/blogger Granderson is (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/ind ... son_curtis). Cruz is a risk/reward guy (his minor league HR #s and avg are pretty strong). Mildly interesting fact: Granderson is younger than Cruz. So, yeah, I started thinking that I was overthinking this and should stick w/ CG. But. admittedly, I'm a sucker for getting extra early picks.

As for the stuff that's usually available in the "10th" round... in March 2008 some of the players picked included: Paul Konerko, Ryan Zimmerman, Adrian Gonzalez, Alex Gordon, Chad Billingsley, Jeff Francoeur, Matt Kemp, Jermaine Dye, Jason Bay, Javier Vazquez, etc.

Re: Granderson's value?

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:48 am
by Grey
Wow, lots of great value in the "10th" round, but, yeah, Cruz is nothing more than a high risk/high reward type while Grandy can be relied on for certain production. I wouldn't do the trade.

Re: Granderson's value?

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:29 pm
by youngid
That's a secret 2 for 1 trade that doesn't look like it. Those are rarely good for whoever gets the 2.

I'd stick with Granderson.