Paul Swydan FanGraphs Chat – 5/10/11

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Paul Swydan is the managing editor of The Hardball Times, a writer and editor for FanGraphs and a writer for He has written for The Boston Globe, ESPN MLB Insider and ESPN the Magazine, among others. Follow him on Twitter @Swydan.

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  1. TheGrandslamwich says:

    I’m afraid I missed the chat and was hoping someone had an opinion on this situation. Standard 5×5 h2h league, I grabbed Pineda in the 23rd and was now offered Houston Street. I had Broxton so I’m low on saves at the moment. Is that a good deal?

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    • Paul Swydan says:
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      Caveats: 1) I don’t like trading for closers this early. 2) Trade depends on the rest of your rotation. If Pineda is one of your 3 best starters, I wouldn’t do that deal. But if he’s a back of rotation guy for you, and you need saves, it’s a pretty decent deal.

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  2. TheGrandslamwich says:

    Thanks. I just had Greinke come off the DL and hopefully Oswalt should come off it soon, so I was thinking Pineda could be expendable. I was just worried if there was some issue with Houston Street. Thanks again!

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