Thursday, April 30, 2009

How About Blockbuster Thursday???

ARodsACyssy has agreed to trade outfielder Jermaine Dye and Justin Verlander to the Baby Gorilla's for starting pitcher Jon Lester. This has been the second trade between these two teams this month, and an already active market keeps getting more active.

After 3 weeks of play, ARodsACyssy has gone 8-10 and posted a 5.83 ERA. With the Lester pickup, Mr. 3000 is looking to stabilize a rocky pitching rotation.

"Our team is reeling near the bottom and it was time to mix things up a bit", said ARodsACyssy owner Mr. 3000, "We view Lester as the top left handed pitcher in the league and we had to give up talent to get him".

Giving up Lester so easily may have come as a surprise to baseball pundits, and Gorilla GM PG has acknowledged as much. "It's certainly a gamble, Justin hasn't been the most consistent pitcher recently", said PG, "But I've always liked his style and firmly believe he's going to turn things around this season. We have a lot of faith in him".

In addition to obtaining Verlander, the Gorilla's picked up outfielder Jermaine Dye, who is currently hitting .295 with 6 home runs and 13 runs batted in. Dye looks to platoon with a struggling Chris Young, who has stumbled out of the gate with a .207 batting average, 2 home runs, and only 2 stolen bases.

"With Vlad out, we needed someone to come in and provide some power", added PG, "Our production has waned in the past two weeks and we needed to address that. If Dye continues to produce, he'll see the field. If Chris Young produces, he'll see more at bats. Make no mistake about it, gentleman, this will be a competition".


ARodsACyssie said...

Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this package. I thought I might be giving up too much, but also figured I better parlay Verlander's one good start this season into a positive. I didn't want another Wanger on my hands.

Dye is as consistent as they come. Just when everyone thinks he's 35 and will digress he continues to put up numbers. There isn't another RFer in the game who can match his numbers the past 3-4 years.

Michael said...

As of right now, I think ARAC gets a little of the advantage, unless Verlander can find consistency. If he deals like he did against the Yanks, then PG might have a good trade on his hands.

PG had a need though in the OF, so Dye fits that.

All in all, I say 60/40 towards ARAC...

ARodsACyssie said...

I think the loss of Dye can really effect my offense, so that might swing the advantage to PG.

I felt I could take the loss of Dye by filling his spot with Nelson Cruz. Who formerly was my Utility, but that has been filled by current hot-hitting Mike Lowell.

Since when did I become such a bean-lover???

Anonymous said...

Good trade 3K. Lester hasn't been that sharp, but it's early and he'll only get better.

PG said...

wow, no love? Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Sorry PG...well played.

ARodsACyssie said...

No worries PG, the jury remains out on all involved in this blockbuster. If Lester shits the bed you come out looking like a genius, if Verlander reverts back to his nominal success as a .500 Ace and Lester wins another 16 games I'm a hero.

Thus goes the life of a GM. Only time will tell who the victor is here.

Mike said...

Has anyone seen Kelly Leak's name on the waiver wire? I am going to need an outfielder who can hit above .750 to get my team back on track.

ARodsACyssie said...

Speaking of Kelly Leak, I swear I heard yesterday on the news that Jackie Earle Haley is set to play Freddy Krueger in the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street.

It's being shot at a local high school.

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