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    So I traded away Adam Dunn

    I'm in a 16 team keeper head-to-head league, and I've had Dunn since his days in Double-A in 2001. But my pitching was in the toilet, and I have the league's best offense.

    So I traded away Dunn and Joel Zumaya.

    I got Chris Carpenter and Brad Wilkerson.

    One note, in our league Wilkerson qualifies at CF for this year anyway, which is a bit of a bonus.

    So I woke up depressed and remorseful. Did I make a huge mistake?
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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    I think it's awfully risky. You know what you are getting from Dunn, and he has no health issues. CArpenter is obviously a great pitcher, but if he runs into arm troubles it could backfire. Overall, I don't think you made a big mistake if pitching is what you really needed.

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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns
    I think it's awfully risky. You know what you are getting from Dunn, and he has no health issues. CArpenter is obviously a great pitcher, but if he runs into arm troubles it could backfire. Overall, I don't think you made a big mistake if pitching is what you really needed.
    I'm first in hitting and third worst in pitching. So I did really need pitching and still do. I agree I'm rolling the dice on health, and hope I don't get burned. 240 innings last year is a lot.
    How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids

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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    I think it was a good trade. Wilkerson is doing better, and this should help your average a tad, and definitely your ERA and WHIP. It always hurts to trade away a Red.

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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanfalcon
    I think it was a good trade. Wilkerson is doing better, and this should help your average a tad, and definitely your ERA and WHIP. It always hurts to trade away a Red.
    Since I'm in a head to head league, batting average doesn't matter. The offensive category in our league is pretty much a clone of Rc/27. At this point, Dunn is way ahead of Wilkerson, but not in May. Wilkerson had a horrible April.

    I'm hoping that Wilkerson's 2005 problems were injury-related, and hoping he'll get a boost from being in a hitter's park and being 28 years old.

    Whip doesn't help me in this league either, but wins, ERA and quality starts do. So if Carpenter stays healthy, he should help me. I just think Dunn could haunt me.

    I'm the same guy who traded away Barry Bonds for Derek Jeter in 2000. That one hurt.
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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    My bad, I wasn't aware of that. I still think it was a good trade, though.

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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    I'd be more upset at losing Joel Zumaya. That guy has future closer written all over him.
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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckU
    I'd be more upset at losing Joel Zumaya. That guy has future closer written all over him.
    Wouldn't Fernando Rodney get the nod over Zumaya? Maybe a few years down the road Zumaya might close.

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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    Zumaya has starter written all over him. It is all he has ever been, and he has been a real good one. He is in the bullpen right now, but I doubt he will be there next year. His last season in the minors he struck out 11+ per 9 as a starter with an ERA in 26 starts split between AA and AAA below 2.75 as a 20 year old.

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    Re: So I traded away Adam Dunn

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckU
    I'd be more upset at losing Joel Zumaya. That guy has future closer written all over him.
    He's 20 years old or so, but there's always a chance that you're right. He has a pretty mature body for a young guy. I need to play for this year. The guy I traded with is in last. I'm going to make the playoffs unless I flame out.
    How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids


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