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JWP
04-07-2008, 02:04 PM
I've been trying to get Johnny Cueto in my fantasy league, and one of my friends offered me this deal:

Johnny Cueto and Alex Rios

for

Ryan Braun

This is my lineup:

C Ivan Rodriguez
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
SS Hanley Ramirez
3B Ryan Braun
OF Ken Griffey Jr.
OF Josh Hamilton
OF Vernon Wells
Util Edwin Encarnacion
BN Corey Patterson
BN Mark Reynolds

SP Aaron Harang
SP Josh Beckett
P Ian Snell
P Jeff Francis
P Edinson Volquez
RP Billy Wagner
RP Manny Corpas
BN Francisco Liriano
BN Hideki Okajima

I'm worried about giving up Braun because I sacrifice a lot of power, and giving up so much for Cueto after one good outing seems like a big gamble to take, so I'm leading towards rejecting the trade right now. What do you guys think?

Buckeye33
04-07-2008, 02:19 PM
Cueto is good, and should be very solid this season. However, he is not worth buying so high right now. Ryan Braun is a top 15 player and Rios is good, but not worth Braun, even with Cueto.

Rookie pitchers very rarely pitch dominate the whole season. Your pitching staff should be fine as long as Liriano (who I have in 3 leagues) comes back and pitches decent.

I'd pass right now.

TeamSelig
04-07-2008, 02:25 PM
NO

Cueto is WAY too risky at this moment.

medford
04-07-2008, 02:51 PM
No, but I'd work to swing a better deal if possible. He obviously knows you want Cueto, and your team is way to Reds heavy. Why have Patterson on the bench? Unless this is a Reds fan league, I'm not sure there are going to be many out there clamoring to pick up Encarnacion at this point, you could drop him to pick up something more useful until/if EE puts things together. Right now he looks like he's headed to a bad fantasy month.

Ukosumu
04-07-2008, 03:24 PM
As stated already, the risk outweighs the reward.

Stephenk29
04-08-2008, 12:45 PM
Not a chance

JWP
04-08-2008, 01:22 PM
No, but I'd work to swing a better deal if possible. He obviously knows you want Cueto, and your team is way to Reds heavy. Why have Patterson on the bench? Unless this is a Reds fan league, I'm not sure there are going to be many out there clamoring to pick up Encarnacion at this point, you could drop him to pick up something more useful until/if EE puts things together. Right now he looks like he's headed to a bad fantasy month.

I really picked up Patterson because I needed steals, but I haven't really given him any playing time so I guess I should drop him. I've been starting Reynolds over Encarnacion recently.

RedEye
04-15-2008, 12:45 PM
I like this deal a bit more than some of the other posters. You have Reynolds and EdE to play at 3B if you trade Braun, and Rios will give you power and speed from the OF, so you can drop Patterson. I expect Cueto to put up around a 4.00 ERA with good K's this season--a bit like Lincecum last year with the Giants. I also don't think Braun can repeat his number from last year and figure he will not be a top-15 player at this time next season.

That said, I still think you can make the argument that Braun is worth more right now. And for that reason alone, you should continue negotiations with an eye towards getting the most in return while a player is at peak value. Don't pull the trigger yet, but continue talks. You might be able to get your man (Cueto), plus much more than Rios for Braun.