I'm obviously weak at 1B. In order to win this league, I think I'm willing to take a big gamble. If I trade off Quentin, I can put Crisp in my lineup. My hope is he'll be solid this year and provide me with enough stolen bases to pick up a lot of points there. If he and Murphy both do well and I have the upgrade at 1B, I'll be looking very good. Here are the trade offers I'm thinking about:
Quintin for Fielder Quintin/Hernandez for A Gonzales/(Liriano or Beckett) Quintin/(Hernandez or Billingsley) for Berkman/Chamberlain
Do these look reasonable as far as value goes? If so, which would you target first...target second?
Twelve Team, Standard 5x5 Roto, No Keepers
C - Pablo Sandoval 1B - Conor Jackson 2B - Brandon Phillips SS - David Wright 3B - J.J. Hardy OF - Carlos Quentin OF - Matt Kemp OF - Xavier Nady DH - Daniel Murphy BN - Jason Giambi BN - Coco Crisp
SP - Jake Peavy, Chad Billingsley, Erik Bedard, Jon Lester, Félix Hernández, John Maine RP - Joe Nathan, Mike González, Chad Qualls, Jason Motte
I rather have Quentin than Fielder on my team. Instead I would be looking to move X. Nady because the Yankees have a lot of options at OF so they will probably mix it up and cost him some playing time. Maybe you can try and go for another 1b and package X and the King. That's just my thoughts.
I would much rather keep Quentin and trade Nady. Problem is, I don't think Nady has much trade value. I think I would have to give up too much pitching along with Nady to get enough of an upgrade at 1B.
Quentin is an unproven player who has 1 good season under his belt. Personally, I never go for these kinds of players and if you could trade him for a guy like Justin Mourneau, Fielder, or the best option Adrian Gonzalez, I would do it in a heartbeat! You could then trade Conor Jackson for an outfielder, or package him with another player for an even better outfielder.
Hit Factory wrote:Quentin is an unproven player who has 1 good season under his belt. Personally, I never go for these kinds of players and if you could trade him for a guy like Justin Mourneau, Fielder, or the best option Adrian Gonzalez, I would do it in a heartbeat! You could then trade Conor Jackson for an outfielder, or package him with another player for an even better outfielder.
I agree. He was a drafting mistake. I was trying to pick the best overall hitter available at the time but mistakenly picked the best available OF. I would have most likely ended up with a 1B and a lesser pick at OF...completely avoiding the situation that I'm in! haha Oops!
I would do the Quentin/Hernandez for Gonzalez/Liriano. Liriano will be sick this yr, Jackson isnt even worth playing, and Quentin will not reproduce the same numbers as last yr(although he wont be too far off). I would day Fielder for Quentin, but dont think anyone in their right mind would accept that trade. Hernendez will be good, but not as good as Liriano IMO, and at 1B you really have much better options than Jackson, and he would make your lineup weaker, where as you will find someone on waivers in the OF at some point that puts up Quentin numbers if you pay attention.
I would look to keep Quentin because he was the leading MVP candidate before he freakishly broke his hand. I would deal Nady or Crisp and Hernandez for Votto and a SP. Votto's value is steadily rising and you may not be able to get 1B help this cheap later on in the season. Potential .300 with 25-28 bombs and 10-12 swipes to boot. Much cheaper alternative than Adrian Gonzalez and he is in a better hitter's park.
If you feel Votto...or maybe Chris Davis might be better buy low targets...what trades should I offer and you think these are better than the ones I suggested?
Here's the team with Votto:
C - Brian McCann 1B - Albert Pujols 2B - Kazuo Matsui SS - Stephen Drew 3B - Ryan Zimmerman OF - Carl Crawford OF - Manny Ramírez OF - Curtis Granderson DH - Joey Votto BN - Jayson Werth, Khalil Greene, Felipe López, Ramón Hernández
SP - Cliff Lee, Yovani Gallardo, Zack Greinke, Mike Pelfrey RP - Brian Fuentes, Max Scherzer, Manuel Corpas, Joey Devine
Here's the team with Davis:
C - Chris Iannetta 1B - Mark Teixeira 2B - Robinson Canó SS - Jimmy Rollins 3B - Adrián Béltre OF - Jason Bay OF - Nick Markakis OF - Shane Victorino DH - Nate McLouth BN - Chris Davis, Carlos Guillén, Jim Thome, Adam Lind, Plácido Polanco
SP - A.J. Burnett, Adam Wainwright, Scott Baker, Kevin Slowey RP - Brad Lidge, Carlos Mármol, Matt Capps