I'm in the second year of a standard 5x5 five year keeper league. 14 teams, 27 man rosters with 2 minor league spots. 12 keepers per team, mine currently look like this:
I have the following offers on the table:
Carlos Quentin and Jacoby Ellsbury for Jimmy Rollins and John Lackey
Carlos Quentin and Jacoby Ellsbury for Jimmy Rollins and Mariano Rivera
- Being a keeper league, I’d be trading guys who are older and probably past their prime for younger guys with higher ceilings.
- That being said, competing THIS year has to be a top priority, so the trade has to work well on that level. If the trade in terms of this year is a wash, it’s obviously worth doing since I get better long term value.
- Should I be concerned about Quentin’s health (shoulder)? I’m a little worried I may be buying too high on him.
- Part of the reason I’m exploring this trade is that with Dunn and Giambi, I need high average guys who can steal some bags to balance the team out. I figure it’s easiest to fill this role at 2B/MI, so why not move one of my Shortstops for better value? Otherwise I’ll be drafting speed/average guys in the OF, I’d rather have those guys at MI where they’re easier to get.
Interested to hear your thoughts, this is obviously a huge trade for a keeper league and I want to make sure I get it right.