I have proposed a trade that I am now getting cold feet over. I can't decide if I should be hoping the offer is accepted, or if I should cancel my proposal.
I am offering Tulowitzki, Maglio Ordonez, Howie Kendrick, Carlos Guillen, and Paul Maholm in exchange for Jose Reyes and Pablo Sandoval.
He's going to have to drop 3 players off of his team to accept, but he has a number of garbage players to choose from to drop
Carlos Gonzalez, Jerry Hairston, Braden Looper, Jeff Smardzija, Andy Pettite, Kosuke Fukudome, Skip Schumaker.
I'm in a head to head Yahoo league with 16 teams.
Our batting categories are: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, SLG
Our pitching categories are: IP, W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP
The offensive positions are C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, OF, Util, Util
I have those filled and all 7 bench spots filled with offensive players as well.
The strategy I am using makes me desire to have a 2nd catcher.
The pitching positions are SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, P, P, P
I have 6 of those positions filled with SPs
I am punting on L, SV, ERA, WHIP and will try to use heavy streaming to consistently take the IP, W, and K cats. I specifically focused on offensive players (first 18 of my 25 draft picks were batters)
My current roster:
C, 3B Russel Martin LAD
1B Albert Pujols STL
2B Brandon Philips CIN
3B, 1B Carlos Guillen DET - soon to have LF eligibilty
SS Troy Tulowitzki COL
LF, RF Andre Either LAD
CF Vernon Wells TOR
RF Magglio Ordonez DET
OF, RF Brad Hawpe COL
Util CF, RF Denard Span MIN
Util 2B Howie Kendrick LAA
BN RF Jeremy Hermida FLA
BN 1B Paul Konerko CWS
BN SS Orlando Cabrera OAK
BN 1B, 3B Hank Blalock TEX
BN 2B Alexi Casilla MIN
BN LF,RF Jack Cust OAK
BN C Jason Varitek BOS
This trade would have me lose Tulo, Ordonez, Kendrick, and Guillen from my everyday lineup, but in their place I would have Reyes, and then use a combination of Blalock and Sandoval at third, likely make Hermida an everyday starter, and then whoever else on my bench is hottest or provides me with a boost in a particular category. I imagine that person is usually going to be Cabrera or Konerko.
Sandoval would be a huge upgrade at backup catcher. I would drop Varitek, which would mean this trade creates 4 more roster spots for me to play with. I would keep 2 or 3 of them as flex spots for use in streaming of hitters and pitchers.
TIA for any advice. WHIR