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Fantasy Baseball Trade: Keeper League - Do I accept Matt Kemp for Jacoby Ellsbury?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Sports' started by TheGreat, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. TheGreat

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    Basically Ellsbury for Kemp straight up.

    Do I take Kemp?
     
  2. Northside Storm

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    Ellsbury has slightly more upside in terms of speed...plus he has that powerful Red Sox lineup batting behind him. He's going to get more runs and quite a few more steals by the end.

    However, Kemp has substantially more power and will get more HRs and RBIs.

    Both are pretty damn good power/speed hybrids, but all in all, you take Kemp because he's got more of the power side of the equation, without losing that much in speed. Speed is cheap anyways.

    Honestly, I have Kemp rated as the number 1 player in all of baseball right now, so go for it.
     
  3. greenhippos

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    Basically?? What are the other players in the trade?

    I just made a hell of a trade in my league

    I traded Ricky Romero, Ryan Braun and Pedroia

    He traded Aj Burnett, Ellsbury, Youkilis, and Cano
     
  4. fadeaway

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    I certainly would take Kemp for Ellsbury.
     
  5. TheGreat

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    It was Matt Kemp, Victorino for Michael Bourn and Jacoby Ellsbury.

    I have Brett Gardner from the free agent list so hes basically Bourn's clone, good trade?

    I usually dont start Bourn anyways as my team is stacked!
     
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    If you're not even starting bourn and his MLB leading steals, I say keep your team right where it's at. Fantasy wise, Kemp has very little over Ellsbury. Bourn is much better than Victorino even though you're not starting him.
     

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