I wasnt sure whether to put this in the ML forum or the trade forum, but I wanted some good feedback either way.
I have Pelfrey in my minors system, but some guy in my league (big mets fan) offered me Reyes straight up for him (both are $2). He's using the argument that Reyes may start the year in the STL rotation, and thus help my shaky pitching staff (I have prior and wood both starting on DL, and Clemens who may retire). Aside from the 3 just mentioned SP's, my rotation rounds out with Kelvim Escobar, Josh Towers, John Smoltz, Chris Young, the tandem of S Baker and F Liriano, and Edwin Jackson. (we start 4 SP every week, so you can see how finding 4 may be a little difficult for me). But every team is over the roster limits as well, so I'm expecting some pitchers currently on teams to be dropped before opening day as well.
I actually like Pelfrey more than Reyes long term, but of course, he hasn't even thrown a professional inning outside of spring training thus far. Should I pull the trigger on this deal right now? or should I wait to see if Reyes cracks the rotation? or should I hold off altogether and say no thanks and decide to wait to see if I can stengthen my depth through waivers once some guys get dropped?
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