Fantasy trade

24 03 2009

For anyone who reads my fantasy related posts, you know I’ve been hurting at catcher. This year I made acquiring a strong presence behind the plate a top priority, and I think I did alright with a deal I finalized last night.

Now catching for my fantasy Reds…
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…Victor Martinez. The hope is that the injuries that sapped his power last year have fully healed and he returns to that .300/20/90 ways that make him a top 5 catcher. Sure, there are concerns he’ll be moved from behind the plate in a year or two, but I’ve got a bit of time to work on that.

I also got a new second baseman:
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Lopez is projected to hit around .280 this year, hit double digit HRs, and even steal a few bases, which is good, because he’s going to replace the guy I traded away:

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I wasn’t really happy about dealing Phillips, but I thought this deal was too good to pass up. I ‘m afraid Brandon’s going to struggle a bit more this year trying to bat clean up with such a young team around him, and his #4 spot in the batting order could limit his steal potential, too. If it does, the drop from Phillips to Lopez speed wise won’t be as bad as I think.

Next step, improving my shortstop. Hopefully I have some good news, soon.

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