I'm in an AL-only, 12-team, $260 salary cap, competitive keeper league that I won last year and will not win this season. I've got several players in their final contract year that the contenders are making offers for.
Please give your thoughts on the following deals:
I trade Mo Rivera, Torii Hunter, and Kenny Rogers
1) Brandon McCarthy ($5), Gary Mathews, Jr. ($5), Jared Weaver ($10), and Alex Gordon ($10)
2) Chris Ray ($10), Scott Baker ($11), Jason Botts ($10), and Brandon Wood ($10)
Option 1 is cheaper with a good young pitcher, a serviceable OF, and two top prospects.
Option 2 is more expensive, with one top prospect, a possible good young hitter, a pitcher that just got sent to AAA but still should have a future, and a closer at a fantastic value.
Which way would you go and why?