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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby jlm53089 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:56 am

Recently in my money league...
Ervin Santana for CC Sabathia.

It was a day before CCs stud outing.
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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby The Cow » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:31 am

smoovethug wrote:Mike Jacobs
Brad Lidge
Justin Verlander

for

Conor Jackson
Brian Fuentes
Carlos Gomez

This deal was just made today. Keep in mind that last week in this league CoJack and Fuentes were both free agents. So instead of having the wherewithal to PICK UP Conor Jackson this putz trades Justin Verlander for him? %-6


From a talent point of view this is a fair trade, far from wacky. So what if CJack and Fuentes were on waivers last week? CJack should not have been on waivers last week and Fuentes is the closer now, bye, bye Corpas. Gomez is a base stealing machine. On the flip side Mike Jacobs is getting cut all over the place, Brad is very volatile and I would rather have Fuentes than Lidge. Verlander is a good SP, but he is not an elite SP. IMO Verlander is a very over rated player in most circles.

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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby NWSoxaholic » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:28 am

I offered a guy Cliff Lee (who I picked up off the WW the day before) and Fukodome for Sabathia. He comes back and says "Well, I like the trade but since I'd have to drop someone- do you want Peralta, too?" I have Rollins on the DL and Keppinger was a pickup to fill in, so I couldn't hit the 'accept' button fast enough.

With one day to go for the league to veto, Sabathia has the 11K game. That was a LOOOONG day- but now he sits safely on my staff :-)
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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby WyldStallyn » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:31 am

NWSoxaholic wrote:I offered a guy Cliff Lee (who I picked up off the WW the day before) and Fukodome for Sabathia. He comes back and says "Well, I like the trade but since I'd have to drop someone- do you want Peralta, too?" I have Rollins on the DL and Keppinger was a pickup to fill in, so I couldn't hit the 'accept' button fast enough.

With one day to go for the league to veto, Sabathia has the 11K game. That was a LOOOONG day- but now he sits safely on my staff :-)


do i just play in the wrong leagues? i never get stuff like this
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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby NWSoxaholic » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:37 am

It's a league with a bunch of work buddies and some money involved. I know form last year this guy has no patience whatsoever- so I threw the idea out there. I can honestly say I was having some second thoughts right after I accepted, since Fukodome is hitting well (and the rest of my team is not) and Lee would be a decent matchup pitcher or better, but then CC came around in the nick of time. Needless to say the guy will probably never trade with me again..
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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby Russell James » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:13 pm

duckbillgates wrote:I know Sportsline and ESPN allow you to see recent trades from other leagues, and sometimes they are so jaw-dropping they deserve to be shared.

For example, I just saw this trade today:

Johnny Cueto
Chris Duncan
Alex Gordon
Rich Hill
Jason Isringhausen
Kelly Johnson
James Loney
Oliver Perez
Alex Rodriguez
Joakim Soria
Troy Tulowitzki

FOR

Jose Reyes

That's right. An 11-for-1 trade. And it apparently went through.

So keep an eye out when you're scouting players and if you see a trade that makes you chuckle, share it here.

NOTE: Please don't post trade questions here, just examples and discussion of wild trades.


That my friend is player dumping.

The craziest trade I have seen was Wellemeyer for Bedard.
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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby BigMusky » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:23 pm

I got all these trades to go through this year:

Pena/Tejada/Pettitte for Pujols
Ownings for Oswalt
Longoria/Saunders for Sabathia
Bay/Bonderman for Beltran

it is a highly skilled and competitive league of people my brother works with O:-)
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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby Jschmuck2 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:54 pm

I pulled off kind of a crazy trade this year so far:

Jenks
Lyon
Matsui

for

Johan
Joba
Garko

Not bad.
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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby duckbillgates » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:08 am

In a nice case of hot-prospect inflation, I saw a C.C. Sabathia for Max Scherzer one-for-one. And it went down on Monday before Max's big debut (and after C.C.'s last two outstanding outings.
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Re: Crazy Trades 2008

Postby gws226 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:44 am

NWSoxaholic wrote:I offered a guy Cliff Lee (who I picked up off the WW the day before) and Fukodome for Sabathia. He comes back and says "Well, I like the trade but since I'd have to drop someone- do you want Peralta, too?" I have Rollins on the DL and Keppinger was a pickup to fill in, so I couldn't hit the 'accept' button fast enough.

With one day to go for the league to veto, Sabathia has the 11K game. That was a LOOOONG day- but now he sits safely on my staff :-)

Geez. Is your league looking for members? I decided to rebuild for next year in a modified keeper (keep 5) I traded Beltran, Atkins, Hart, & Weeks for Arod one week into season and there are still owners in the league threating to quit over it because I got Arod. :-t
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