Hi all - longtime lurker, first time poster. I'm trying to make a decision on this trade. This is a 16-team dynasty league with a deep minors roster, H2H, 6x6 (OPS, holds). If it would be helpful to post my entire roster I could do that, but basically I have Starlin Castro and Stephen Drew, and I'm looking to trade Drew. The best offer I've gotten so far is Matt Cain. Not a huge Cain fan, as he always seems to outperform his peripherals, but we have 30-man MLB rosters/30 man minors rosters, with 5 SP/5 RP started, daily changes, and no generic P spots, so you really can't have too deep a starting rotation, although mine is very good already.
Thoughts? I'm a first time poster here, but I know a fair amount about fantasy baseball - leave a link and I'll give my input.
I do like Matt Cain, but then again I like a lot of NL West pitchers. however, with the numbers Drew is putting up right now you should be able to try and get someone better. I think Cain is still good, but you can always try to see if you can get the maximum. I wouldn't put much into his last start where he gave up 6 runs at Colorado. the K haven't been there much this season, but I wouldn't worry about that either. I'd say try for more knowing if nothing else you could still fall back to Cain?
Entire roster: (This is a 16 team league, counting holds and OPS, with 30-man MLB rosters and 30 man minor league rosters. I can post my minor league roster too if it helps)
C - Jarrod Saltalamacchia 1B - Adrián González 2B - Martín Prado 3B - Jhonny Peralta SS- Starlin Castro LF - Delmon Young CF - Carlos González RF - Justin Upton UTL - Stephen Drew BN - Jonathan Herrera (Prado to LF, Herrera to 2B while Young is out) BN - Chone Figgins (benched until further notice) BN - Ruben Tejada DL - Logan Morrison DL - Joe Mauer
SP - Clayton Kershaw SP - Mat Latos SP - Yovani Gallardo SP - Anibal Sanchez SP - Michael Pineda SP - Edinson Volquez SP - Mike Leake SP - Jordan Zimmermann RP - David Hernandez (SP eligible) RP - Blake Hawksworth (SP eligible) RP - Felipe Paulino (SP eligible) RP - Taylor Buccholz RP - Mike Dunn RP - Jesse Crain RP - Eduardo Sanchez RP - Joe Nathan DL - Neftali Feliz DL - Tommy Hunter DL - Kevin Slowey DL - Joe Thatcher
In a big dynasty league where you keep your entire roster, AND you have minor league players (guys like Iglesias, Green, Franklin already owned most likely), a top SS like Drew is tough to come by. Cain is decent but do you really need to SP help? I'd look at 3B, personally. Drew carries some extra value in a league like that, and if you can't do better than Cain, I'd hang tight. It won't take long for whatever manager is running out Cliff Pennington or Reid Brignac on a daily basis to realize that they've got a black hole at that position and cough up something like 120% of Drew's value.
i agree with the majority here. i'm a big matt cain fan, but in a dynasty league, drew is worth a whole lot more than cain. and you still have the space to start him right now, so there's really no rush to deal him until you get a better offer.