I've been offered Matt Holliday for CC Sabathia and Travis Snider. My only reservation is how Snider could turn out to be a monster. The latest Baseball America scouting report on him speaks quite highly.
I'm not really concerned about the loss of CC...I just want to make sure I'm not doing something crazy in accepting this trade.
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I'll make the obvious homer post and say you should not make this trade. I love Travis Snider in a dynasty league. In the limited time he spent in the Majors last season, he did very well, especially for someone his age. Even in Oakland, I think Holliday still has more value than Sabathia, but Snider more than makes up for that gap.
Unless you are trading away all your prospects to make a run for it this year, I think you should keep Snider and CC.
I'm in minority obviously, but I'd hang on to CC and Snider. Snider's still, what, 20? He won't help you next year, but in a dynasty, prospects who go from A to AAA in a year are golden, even if they have hiccups.
CC's younger than Holliday by a few years, and I'd expect them to be about equally valuable next year. As I've said in other threads, I don't see any major red flags for CC's health, and I'm quite concerned about Holliday's switching parks, leagues, and teammates. CC and Holliday seem to be two players that have gotten a lot of attention from fantasy owners this offseason, and you're going to find very different opinions on them. I'd say the board as a whole is split down the middle on CC (mostly worried about health, not effectiveness), and leaning towards Holliday still putting up top 20 numbers.
If you're really, really not concerned about losing CC, that changes the equation - I'd obviously predict Holliday to be more valuable over the next, say 3-4 years than Snider. I just think it's hard not to be concerned with giving up a top 5 SP.
There is some danger CC switches leagues (and goes to the hardest division - AL East). That'd affect my analysis, but probably not enough to change the conclusion.