Originally posted by BoiseNiner:
Originally posted by SacRock14:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
I would rather have CC and Kendrick any day over Parker and Butler. Clear win for Boise on this deal in my opinion.
Agree. Kinda stunned me to see that deal.
I think it made sense for both of us, but I'm obviously happy with my return. He needed a first baseman, and I needed a top-tier pitcher. We've been negotiating a deal for awhile now, and what started out as LaHair-Scherzer turned into this deal. I think Scherzer is better than LaHair, but I didn't think Scherzer would be enough to help my weak pitching staff. Names like Votto, Weaver, Pablo were thrown out there as well, but in the end we decided on this deal.
After it's all said and done, I got to keep Joey Votto and was able to land CC Sabathia. I really like Billy Butler and the young SP Jarrod Parker, but this deal was hard to pass up. I still have solid 1B depth with Freeman, LaHair and Kendrys Morales behind Joey Votto. Now hopefully Howie Kendrick can start to produce also.
gotta admit as soon as Weaver landed on the DL I wished I had dealt him for Votto earlier
but yes, I know I look like the loser in the trade but I felt I needed an upgrade at 1B even with Pablo returning because my starter at 3B is Jed freaking Lowrie. It was between Parker and Moore as far as me getting a SP back and I took Parker because he's the ace in his staff and I don't feel like waiting for Moore to turn it around, neither would had been a keeper for me with the other names in my roster. Just like last year with Cargo in the dynasty league, this year I got sick of Kendrick being mediocre.
With Pablo and Jennings coming back now I'm looking at
C - Pierzynski
1B - Butler
2B - Altuve
SS - Gordon (please stay hot: 7/21, .364/.381, 2 NSB last 7 days)
3B - Pablo
OF - Hamilton
OF - Jennings
OF - Suzuki
Util - Lowrie
Util - Dirks
obviously it sucks to have Weaver go in the DL right after trading CC, but I still have Wilson and Santana dealing while Hammel has been a nice surprise and Scherzer has been pretty damn good over the last month: 3.94 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 3 W's and QS and 45K's in 30 IP ... LaHair, on the other hand, has been below average these last 2 weeks
[ Edited by vrabbit on May 30, 2012 at 8:37 AM ]