So, I have a trade offer that is a little tricky because there are keeper values involved. I have Nick Markakis and I can potentially keep him for two years (this year and next). I also have Chris Davis for 4 years. I've been offered Dustin Pedroia (only one year left on his contract, so he goes back in the draft after this year) and Ervin Santana for 4 years.
I already have Ryan Braun and Hunter Pence in the Outfield, so moving Markakis would free up an outfield spot to pick up one of the big bats available in the draft, and give me a top tier 2B (as all of the others are not going to be available in the draft).
I want to win now (I won last year, and I think I can repeat), but is the long term cost too much?
Here is my roster it's a 12-team yahoo vanilla. We keep 8 going into the draft: C - Soto !B - 2B - SS - 3B - Chris Davis OF - Braun OF - Markakis OF - Pence UT -
SP - Haren SP - Billingsley RP - Rivera RP P P P
I've got the first pick in the draft, so I'll probably take Hanley, but by the time it gets back to me, all of the good 2B will be gone or are already being kept (Utley, Kinsler, Phillips, Roberts, Uggla, Lopez). However, it would be much easier getting another outfielder (Manny, Vladdy, Holliday, Beltran, Soriano, CLee, Ichiro all of those guys are available in the draft, and some may fall to me with my second pick).
Pedroia is a little overrated imo so i would pass. Markakis is better than the OF options you listed Your team is gonna be stacked if you add Hanley just get a value 2b (Polanco,Kendrick) of course hard to answer this fully without seeing the options available plus you were an a ss in my thread
im with the others here, I'd keep what you have...not only do you have longer contracts, but Pedroia is overrated (too high a price to pay for where he is normally taken/1 yr left), and Ervin's elbow worries me a bit