Well I have to say that I have made some risky, some dumb moves even... some good some bad... basically my team can be summed up of the main phrase: "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly..."
These are the trades that I've made:
Trade #1 - Traded away Andruw Jones and Morgan Ensberg for Alfonso Soriano and Pedro Martinez... Overall Trade: Excellent!
Trade #2 - Traded Johnny Gomes and Scott Kazmir for Johnny Damon and Jose Valverde - Overall Trade: Good... but Valverde has not lived up to its potential...
Trade #3 - Traded Vernon Wells for Jim Thome - Overall Trade: Poor... Thome has struggled and Wells has been living up to his potential...
Trade #4 - Traded B.J. Ryan for Jason Isringhausen - Overall Trade: VERY VERY POOR... Ryan has an ERA of 0.63, Isringhausen ERA: HIGH...
Trade #5 - Traded back Alfonso Soriano and Pedro Martinez for Chase Utley and Manny Ramirez - Overall Trade: OK... Martinez has yet to heat up to his potential, and Utley is an overall good player, while Soriano has been Pujols as of late and Pedro has been struggling badly... losing or receiving a ND the last 6 starts...
Trade #6 - Traded Jim Thome, Paul Konerko and Johnny Damon for Jeff Francoeur, Kris Benson and Vladimir Guerrero... Overall Trade: Excellent... Guerrero has been producing at his level somewhat, while Konerko and Thome are strikeout kings, streaky, and Damon has been doing ok, while Benson I have dropped and Francoeur as well...
When you put all of those trades together, my team looks like this:
C Ra. Hernández (Bal - C)
1B C. Utley (Phi - 1B,2B)
2B D. Uggla (Fla - 2B)
3B Mi. Cabrera (Fla - 3B,OF)
SS J. Reyes (NYM - SS)
IF O. Cabrera (LAA - SS)
OF C. Patterson (Bal - OF)
OF M. Ramírez (Bos - OF)
OF V. Guerrero (LAA - OF)
Util R. Ibañez (Sea - OF)
Util J. Castillo (Pit - 2B)
BN A. Rowand (Phi - OF)
SP J. Santana (Min - SP)
SP M. Mussina (NYY - SP)
SP J. Lackey (LAA - SP)
SP J. Marquis (StL - SP)
SP P. Byrd (Cle - SP)
SP R. Clemens (Hou - SP)
SP J. Rheinecker (Tex - SP)
SP K. Millwood (Tex - SP)
SP I. Snell (Pit - SP)
RP J. Isringhausen (StL - RP)
RP T. Coffey (Cin - RP)
RP J. Valverde (Ari - RP)
RP K. Ray (Atl - RP)
I am currently in 1st place by 6 points... I also currently lead in my league in Runs, Home Runs, Runs Batted In, Stolen Bases, Total Bases, and OPS... I am 2nd in my league in average with .286
Pitching is suffering however... I am 8th in IP, 8th in OUTS, 7th in Saves, 6th in K's, 6th in Wins, 5th in ERA and 3rd in WHIP...
These are the trades that I am in the process of executing:
Orlando Cabrera for Derek Lowe - Overall Trade: Excellent will help my squad with another good pitcher with low ERA and decent WHIP...
Bill Hall, Jason Isringhausen, Johan Santana for Alfonso Soriano and BJ Ryan... Overall Trade: Excellent, true may be losing Santana while gaining back some much needed offensive Pujols-style and my relief pitcher I will get back that will help my ERA and WHIP...
Raul Ibanez for Dontrell Willis... Overall Trade: Excellent, if it can go through...
Free Agent Signings:
Corey Patterson (from free agency - cleared off from waivers May 17th)
Jose Castillo (Free Agency)
Dan Uggla (Free Agency)
Aaron Rowand (Free Agency)
Todd Coffey (Free Agency)
Raul Ibanez (Free Agency)
All of my starting pitchers that are NOT named Santana, Mussina or Clemens (Free Agency)