What do you think? Zeile is currently on my bench. Nice backup, but I'd trade him if necessary, of course.
El Duque (what happened today? Geez!)
So do you think trading Zeile and Penny for Astacio is worth it? Not sure if the guy will even go for it. Do you think Astacio and Penny are essentially the same, so the deal isn't worth it?
I feel better about Astacio. Just don't know if he's worth these two.
I also have Kearns, who, due to risk when Griffer returns, would be an even trade, but I tend to think there is no way the Reds will bench him. Why trade him now when he'll be worth so much more after Encarnacion is gotten rid of?
Astacio certainly would be a nice upgrade over Penny; the question is: who would you be able to pick up to fill Zeile's spot? If you can get somebody useful, I'd do this; if you'd be left with somebody terrible, I'd stay put. A backup of Zeile's caliber - at least, considering the way he's looked so far - can be pretty valuable.
I agree with you about Kearns. He'll definitely be worth more if Encarnacion is dealt. However, he may go through some dry spells as well - as most rookies do - in which case his value may be near maximum now. Keeping an ear open for juicy offers can't hurt.
I like the idea of trading for Ramirez at this point, as long as your team is good enough that it won't collapse if Ramirez takes his time returning. You're not just taking on the load of holding him, but the risk that he'll be at less than full effectiveness when he comes back. Still, an injury like this shouldn't hamper his effectiveness, and if you're looking to deal one of the young Reds, this looks like a good way of doing so.
Eric Hinske and Aaron Boone are available. Which one would you take if I drop Zeile? I doubt the owner will go for this, but it's worth a try. Boone just looks awful, but you assume he'd turn it around. Not sure if I want another rookie on my team, but Hinske looks good.
I think I might try the second trade. I feel like Ramirez will be his usual self when he returns. the risk is what makes the trade do-able, I guess! I don't think he would have give me Ramirez for Dunn before, but he may now!
I'd take Hinske over Boone. Hinske's looked very mature. Will he hit some rough patches? Quite possibly, but he should still perform better than Boone, who has never been a great fantasy player, and unless he pulls a Bret, never will be. Higher upside, better numbers so far... Hinske's your man.
Agreed - Dunn wouldn't net you Ramirez normally, but now, you have a chance. Good luck!
Too bad. Oh well, can't win 'em all. Besides, who knows - maybe it'll all turn out for the best. If Zeile keeps playing this way (he's at it again today: 3 for 4, 2r, 1hr, 4rbi so far), you may wind up more than happy he wasn't part of any package you traded away...