by Brigg Z
I actually answered that question for myself a few days ago. The answer is yes.
I am towards the middle-left, politically, but I appreciate many things the right has to say. I am fiscally conservative, but also believe it’s okay indulge in things like trips to the beach, hand-carved mandolins, and learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Why Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, you may ask? Because I love hype, baby, and the Gracie family is all about hyping up the fact that they think they can kick everybody’s ass, even though this idea of theirs is only true most of the time.
I will go on record as saying any one of the Gracie family members could have beaten Mike Tyson in an old school UFC match, but when a 40 year old Royce acted like the only way we can find out if Brock Lesnar can beat him is for he and Lesnar to fight in the octagon, that was a little much.
I love you, Royce, but Lesnar before diverticulitis was a freak.
My very mild middle-left yet sometimes middle-right philosophical view point is what led me to make the Braun trade. Here are the factors involved in what to do with Braun, or what to do with any MLB player who might be involved in Biogenesiscape:
- Ryan Braun could be suspended for 100 games any day now
- Ryan Braun’s numbers are down (in Braun terms) from last year
- Regardless, you can get a bunch of value players for Braun
- Ryan Braun won’t be suspended until after the season, if at all
I took into consideration points 1-3 and got Matt Holliday and Johnny Cueto for him. Holliday is coming out of a slump and Cueto is nursing a minor injury, but that’s what you call value.
I know fantasy sports require a strong element of risk-taking, but with my middle-left and sometimes middle-right philosophy trading Braun was all about avoiding extremes.
It’s the old idea that you don’t want to draft players who might miss significance amounts of time, for whatever reason. Isn’t that why lots of people avoided Granderson this year? They didn’t want to have to wait until May to get his one and only home run.
Why is Braun different?
I’ll tell you why. It’s because he has been killing the ball the last three years while he was using PEDs. Now that he is under extreme heat he pees clean, doesn’t hit home runs, and is only just better than a waiver wire OF.
Take a chance. Trade Braun. Who cares? Your team is most likely treading water as it is.
Do you think Ryan Braun owners should trade Ryan Braun?