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Trading Low: David Ortiz

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This week has been spent dissecting what is wrong with Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz. I decided to sell low on Ortiz in my AL-Only 4x4 keeper league. Because of position issues, the looked like this (player, salary, last year at salary):

DH David Ortiz, $22, 2011
C A.J. Pierzynski, $11, 2010

for

C Joe Mauer, $18, 2011
OF Franklyn Gutierrez, $10, 2009
OF Nolan Reimold, $5-10, 2011

Mauer was the player I wanted but to get him I had to send a catcher-eligble back to the other team. I also have Brandon Inge, but he is awaiting a move to my corner when Matt Wieters is recalled.

That left Pierzynski, a perrennially under-respected catcher who has had an excellent 2009 season and still has no threats to his ABs in Chicago. He is a Jorge Posada lite.

So now I am looking at a Ortiz/Pierzynski package for Mauer. Did I get enough in Gutierrez and Remold to make-up for the inclusion of Pierzynski?

Aside: In my 16-team mixed redraft league, Ortiz was dealt straight-up for Colorado Rockies' OF Dexter Fowler.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - David Ortiz 34 130 14 27 10 1 0 15 20 30 0 1 .208 .318 .300


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - AJ Pierzynski 26 97 11 28 3 1 4 10 5 7 1 0 .289 .324 .464


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Joe Mauer 12 44 10 20 3 0 4 14 9 5 0 0 .455 .547 .795


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Franklin Gutierrez 32 103 15 26 3 0 3 13 13 23 1 2 .252 .342 .369


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Nolan Reimold 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200