My Goal going into this season is to make trades in which I receive the best players possible with long-term keeper potential. I've settled on this strategy as it served me well with my dreadful expansion team last year and the fact that while my team is solid, there are 2 teams in the league that I simply cannot compete with.
I've been offered the following deal: My Joe Nathan for Nate McClouth
I like the value in the deal as I think McClouth is better, but I'd of course, be left with only 3 pitchers and no room to take a sleeper pick on O.
My team thus far:
1B Adrian Gonzalez
SS Michael Young
3B Garret Atkins
OF Carlos Beltran
OF Corey Hart
OF Adam Dunn
SP (Start 4) Johan Santana, Chris Young
RP (Start 3) Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria
I also have an extra 15th round pick and 18th round pick.
As for minor leaguers, I keep 5 for free:
Colby Rasmus (OF-Stl) Matt LaPorta (1B-Cle), Neftali Feliz (SP-Tex), Josh Vitters (3B-ChiNL), Michael Bowden (SP-Bos)
6x6 weekly HtH 14 team roto keeper (between 5 and 10 keepers (no time limits or costs), losing a draft pick for each after 5)
Offensive Categories: BA, OPS, RBI, HR, SB and Runs Scored.
Pitching Categories: W, S, ERA, K/IP, Quality Starts minus Losses, and WHIP
Offensive Starters: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 0F, 0F, 0F, UTIL
Pitching Starters: SP, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP
Bench: 10 spots
Minors: 5 "free" keepers. These players if are eligible to be kept without the loss of a draft pick and in addition to the max of 10.
Thank you all in advance and as always, leave a link.