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Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:18 pm
I've been offered Weeks and Chacin for Pedroia. My current starting pitching staff consists of Johnson, Greinke, Marcum, Britton, Volquez, and Harang. I could use a solid arm to solidify my staff. What do you guys think?
Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:47 pm
I wouldn't make that move.
Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:52 pm
You might be a little itchy to pull the trigger due to the lack of stats from Grienke. I'd hold.
Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:29 pm
I agree that I need to have patience with Greinke, but the roller-coaster starts from Anibal, Volquez and Harang have been destroying my team the past two weeks (weekly, H2H, points league). I'm looking to add some consistency in my starting rotation (allowed eight starts per week), without having to roll the dice with Volquez and Harang every week. I liked the upside of Chacin in this deal, but I'm cautious when dealing a player such as Pedroia.
Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:06 pm
Do it. Weeks is not too much less valuable than Pedroia, if at all. The only difference in value would be Weeks injury history, but it's not like Pedroia has been the second coming of Cal Ripken, Jr. anyway. Chacin is a rotation upgrade. Simple as that.
Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:37 pm
What are the waiver wire pitchers in your league?
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 5:55 am
Our league format is a 12-team, mixed league, but the waiver wire has been picked pretty bare. The best options on the waiver wire are Kevin Correia, Jason Hammel, Bruce Chen, Phil Humber, James McDonald, Paul Maholm, and Brandon McCarthy. I know you can get decent spot starts with the aforementioned pitchers, but I've never been a fan of throwing the waiver wire dice. You can get burnt too easily doing that.
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:10 am
I've also been offered Felix Hernandez and Mike Aviles for Arod and Greinke, but that was too much of a lopsided trade (in my opinion), which is why I'm seriously considering the Pedroia deal.
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:54 pm
I don't quite get why Pedroia has so much value to fantasy baseballers. Dude's career highs are 17 HR and 20 SB.
Plus he isn't doing crap this season aside from striking out (20% in 2011 vs 8% and 7% in his 2 good years).
Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:59 pm
I'd make that deal. I personally think Weeks is better than Pedroia alone. Chacin is just a kicker.