I am in a keeper league where we can keep 8 players + 1 rookie (in 2009 according to MLB rules). This league allows off season trades and trades for the next year's draft picks. I had a poor 2008 so I made several trades to get a lot of 2009 draft picks. I am looking for an 8th veteran keeper to round out my keeper roster for 2009.
I believe I have 8 sure fire keepers in Sizemore, Fielder, Bay, Markakis, Bruce, Tulowitzki, Liriano, and Price (R).
I really don't want to keep anyone else on my roster... including Verlander, CR Young, Aviles, Jimenez, Pierre, etc.
I have an accepted but not yet finalized offer for Jayson Werth for a throwaway pick. I am intrigued by Werth's 20/20 potential and a full time role in 2009 likely batting 5th in the Phillies order. I am just a little concerned about his health record and having a 5th OF as a keeper.
Although the deal is agreed to, the guy I am talking to is interested in trading a bigger player to me for more picks. Here is who he has available:
How would you recommend I proceed in selecting an 8th veteran keeper?
a) Keep one of the guys on my current roster
b) Make the Werth deal
c) Try to acquire one of the other guys on this guy's roster, likely having to give up additional picks to get them
Thanks... and feel free to post a link to your question and I'll offer my advice as well!
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