Dislexic Irishman wrote:After a little back and forth, I've been offered
Pujols, Ethier, Gallardo for my Markakis, Peavy, D Lee
I'm not sure I trust Gallardo and to a lesser extent Ethier. Just don't think I can pass up Pujols without giving up one of my first 3 picks, Right?
Also, do I drop Saunders for Wandy Rodriguez, Maholm, or Pelfrey?
My team: 12 team. REDRAFT
C - Pablo Sandoval (SF - C,1B,3B) 1B - Derrek Lee (ChC - 1B) 2B - Rickie Weeks (Mil - 2B) 3B - Adrian Beltre (Sea - 3B) SS - Jose Reyes (NYM - SS) OF - Manny Ramirez (LAD - OF) OF - Nick Markakis (Bal - OF) OF - Delmon Young (Min - OF) Util - Carlos Pena (TB - 1B) BN - B.J. Upton (TB - OF) BN - Brad Hawpe (Col - OF)
SP - Jake Peavy (SD - SP) SP - Josh Beckett (Bos - SP) RP - Joe Nathan (Min - RP) RP - Joakim Soria (KC - RP) P - Matt Capps (Pit - RP) P - Heath Bell (SD - RP) P - --empty-- BN - Adam Wainwright (StL - SP) BN - John Danks (CWS - SP) BN - Joe Saunders (LAA - SP) BN - Manuel Corpas (Col - RP)
I wouldn't pull the trigger, but its a really close call. I might do that deal, honestly. Anytime you're getting the single best player in the trade its worth considering, and I'm actually really high on both Ethier and Gallardo this year. I'd try to talk him into Beckett instead of peavy, though. Pujols > Lee, Markakis > Ethier, so the pitchers should be reasonably equal. Right now Peavy is definitely worth more than Gallardo, though, so unless you can talk him down, I'd play hardball for now.
It would hurt to lose Peavy, but Pujols is such a gain for you that I don't think you can pass it up. You can try to counter by getting Harden (since he's always an injury concern) instead of Gallardo, but he wouldn't give up Liriano...or he shouldn't. It doesn't hurt to counter because you can always fall back to the original trade.