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Dear RotoRob: Trio Choices

June 22, 2007 | By James Morris | comment on this post
If you have a chance to get Manny and his legions of adoring fans, pull the trigger.
If his legions of adoring hotties are included, you’ve got to take the side of the deal that includes Manny.


I have been offered Prince Fielder, Aramis Ramirez and Manny Ramirez for Dice K, Big Papi and Lance Berkman. It’s a H2H league and all things equal, which three players would you prefer to have going forward?

Thanks for your insight.



All things aren’t equal, though. You have two first basemen, a third baseman, and a SP involved. However, if you just mean from a simple statistics point of view, I would take the Fielder/Manny/Aramis group.

Dice K has been a fantasy bust, in my opinion. His 4.52 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 7-5 record, and a projected 22 HRs allowed this season aren’t what the Red Sox thought they were getting. And it’s also not what the plethora of fantasy GMs thought they were getting when they took him as their ace or No. 2 pitcher.

Berkman has been horrible this season and better turn it around here pretty quickly or his 2007 is going to be a fantasy wash. Papi is Papi and I would love him.

Fielder is looking more like the king in Milwaukee. His .293/.379/.640 line is crazy. Man-Ram is going for a .288/.390/.460 line which is not too shabby if I say so. He’s also super hot in June, so is trending in the right direction. Aramis and his .299/.352/.540 line are good enough to be in the top five for third basemen. Granted, he was out for a while, but now that’s he back he’s still a far better bet right now than Berkman or Dice K.

Basically, I don’t think much of Dice K from what I’ve seen so far, Berkman is starting to lose my confidence this season, and the three guys you get have better fantasy numbers than the three you give. Your trade partner is hoping that these guys come around in the second half. Maybe they do that, but then again, maybe they don’t. Based on what I see now, I trade Berkman, Dice K and Papi for Fielder, Aramis and Man-Ram.

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