I probably would. Kinsler has injury problems, but pitchers are injury magnets. Adding in McCutchen cinches that for me.
Healthy Kinsler plus near potential McCutchen will be more valuable than Lincecum.
Really? I feel like you could do better than McCutchen for Lincecum.
He's a pretty good 5 Category contributor on a crappy team, Holliday doesn't have the steals, but more power and RBI's and is a good buy-low candidate.
Depending on scoring David Wright is a good target, so is Mark Teixeira, Tulo or Hanley depending on the owners.
It's not that McCutchen is bad, and Kinsler is nice and not a bad buy low, but I'd press harder for someone a lil. In a keeper league whenever I make a move I try to ask myself 'Does this improve my 6 core keepers'. I'd argue Lincecum > McCuthen so if you wouldn't keep Kinsler I wouldn't do it.
Well here is the thing...
We keep 4... for forever... no time limit set.
My pitching is pretty stacked but my offense is hurting.
I already have Miggy at first and Morales well, on the dl. Those two are keepers imo.
My other two would be two of Mauer (prolly), Lincy (yes), Lester, or J. Johnson (if i lose Lincy).
But, if i trade for McCutchen and Kinsler, i'd prolly keep Cutch and just take whatever offense i can get from Kinsler.
when making trades in this league, i always am sure that if i'm trading someone who i'd keep for while that i'm getting someone i'd keep for awhile.
No one, and i mean no one is biting on any deals. Everyone is pretty stingy with their players. The person i am talking trades with desperately wants Lincy.
His other players include Ethier (who i'm not sure if i'm sold on), Fielder (don't need another 1b), and Texeira (see Fielder).
Lincy for Cutch + Kinsler fills two of my needs in one fell swoop.
I might try nabbing Braun for Lincy, but as i said, all the other manangers are being pretty stingy.