bcb wrote:At different points this year I have dropped rookie phenoms Verlander, Harang and Billingsley when they hit rough stretches and passed on Liriano. To my credit, I did pick up Jered Weaver and Hamels.
Nevertheless, I think about what could have been had I held onto Verlander and Liriano.
I would give D. Lee, Isringhasuen and Jer. Weaver for J. Dye and Verlander.
This was right before D.Lee went on the DL for the second time.
I really could have used J. Dye at OF, because then I could start dye, crawford and guerrero at OF and move Soriano to 2B (i have cano there now). Plus, I played that team this week and Dye killed my team in HR's.
roninmedia wrote:I traded Carlos Lee for Scott Kazmir.
In a keeper this is a push. Lee hasn't done much since being traded. Kazmir has the talent to run at a CY in the future.
I traded Pedro back in his heyday for a Rockie. I can't say who, it's that bad. My team was cruising in 1st. It started to fall after that deal. I forget if i ended up winning, or finishing 2nd, but i always remember that bonehead move. You trade enough, you will make a bad deal. You trust yourself, that you will be better off in 75% of the deals.
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after a slow april, i traded crawford and maggs for sexson and gonzo. that was horrible trade, but my logic was sacrificing 1 cat. to gain points in 2 cats (SB for HR/RBI). i was hurting for 1B cuz helton was on the DL with some stomach problems.
in that same league, i picked up morneau after someone dropped early in the season. i had 2 first basemen, (sexson & helton) and kept those two instead of keeping morneau. big mistake, and i ended up dropping helton because he wasnt cutting it.
after only drafting 1 closer for some reason, i dropped isringausen accidentally when i meant to click linebrink. I than went throught a spell where i had danys baez as my only closer due to lack of FA closers.
Fortunately, i am now in good shape with Putz and Borowski.