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Cliff Lee For Rafael Furcal?

I am in first place in the RotoAuthority League, but not by much.  Volvo Stationwagons is at 86.5 points; I'm at 90.  My 3.98 ERA ranks fifth; my 1.32 WHIP is sixth.  I'm not running away with pitching, but I decided to take offers for Cliff Lee anyway.  I figured he has nowhere to go but down (though I do not think he's a fluke).  Lee has been historically great this season.  His season reminds me of Dontrelle Willis' 2005.

The fourth-place team, Los Genius, came in with an offer of recently DL'd shortstop Rafael Furcal.  Los Genius is last in ERA and WHIP but in fourth place overall.  Obviously I am a huge Furcal fan and he is having a monster contract year.  I have shopped Lee in a couple of leagues and could not find any believers - even an offer of Lee for Adrian Beltre was rejected.  Anyway, I jumped on the offer of Furcal. 

My team is currently employing Julio Lugo at the MI position in a desperate plea for steals.  I am also weak at 2B with Mark DeRosa, though my shortstop is Michael Young.  My offense ranks first or second in all categories except steals, where I am tied for seventh.  Based on the distribution of steals I feel that second place is within reach in the category.

I have created a new hole in starting pitching, as my rotation now consists of Ian Snell, Todd Wellemeyer, Ted Lilly, Derek Lowe, and Dan Haren.  I figure it'll be a lot easier to find a decent starter within the next month than it will be to find a strong middle infielder.

What do you think about this trade?


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