Snakes Gould wrote:
Yoda wrote:A lot of owners in my league are upset with this trade I made on Monday (I'm in 1st by 17 games):
I sent Verlander, Hart, Kershaw
I got Peavy, Markakis, Jenks
My trade partner has lost 4 weeks in a row and is losing again this week. I think I got the better deal but for 09 and beyond, it is pretty even in our format (keep 5 plus 1 rook).
I think one thing that we are going to look into implementing against fire sales is to maybe give monthly prizes or maybe even reward a 1st/2nd half split winners. 3 teams already started selling and some owners who are not benefiting from the fire sales are pissed.
see, these arent typical "firesale" deals. a fire sale deal would be
matsui for milledge
thome for saltalamacchia
mike young for mike moustakas
the two trades that you guys have presented, are just unfair, unbalanced trades. it doesnt have anything to do with firesales or trading for the future. its just two managers who are boneheads. not that i think they should be vetoed, but making a aug 1 date before you do something isnt right either.
I'm not so sure mine was unbalanced. Peavy has elbow issues and my trade partner was very nervous and Verlander has been fine if you take away his awful April. Also, many people picked him to win the Cy this year and he was widely considered a top 10 pitcher preseason so they are pretty much a wash at this point.
Hart is slightly better than Markakis in the sense that he has much better support. If Roberts gets traded then BAL's offense drops another notch. Both are relatively equal.
So that brings it down to Kershaw and Jenks. Since Kershaw is a rook and we keep 5 plus 1 rook, his value immediately following the end of 08 is higher than Jenks's as no one in our league keeps closers. To sum it up, he got 3 keepers while giving up 2 keepers. I still think that I got better end of the deal but it's a lot closer than people are making it out to be.
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