twistedude wrote:14 team roto keeper league 5x5. I was offered the following trade, which is very tempting. Is it a no brainer for me?
I give: Peavy, Gregg, Maybin, Casilla
I get: Pedroia, Tulowitski
C - A.J. Pierzynski (CWS - C) 1B - Joey Votto (Cin - 1B) 2B - Alexei Ramirez (CWS - 2B,SS,CF) 3B - David Wright (NYM - 3B) SS - Orlando Cabrera (Oak - SS) IF - Carlos Delgado LF - Jason Bay (Bos - LF) CF - Cameron Maybin (Fla - CF) RF - Jay Bruce (Cin - LF,CF,RF) Util - Carlos Quentin (CWS - LF) BN - Alexi Casilla (Min - 2B) BN - Delmon Young (Min - LF) BN - Carlos Gomez (Min - CF) BN - Mark Teahen (KC - 1B,3B,LF,RF)
SP - Jake Peavy (SD - SP) SP - Chad Billingsley (LAD - SP) SP - James Shields (TB - SP) RP - Francisco Rodriguez (NYM - RP) RP - Kevin Gregg (ChC - RP) RP - Brandon Morrow (Sea - SP,RP) P - Scott Kazmir (TB - SP) P - Justin Verlander (Det - SP) P - Cliff Lee (Cle - SP) BN - Scott Downs (Tor - RP)
I definitely don't think it's a no-brainer. You lose a top-of-the-line pitcher and a closer with no one waiting in the wings. You gain a top 3 2B, but I don't know if Tulo is a big upgrade over Ramirez. You lose Maybin who is potentially poised for a big season. Essentially, you'll be losing Peavy and Gregg to upgrade from O-Cab to Pedroia. I'm assuming Ramirez slides into center with Maybin's departure. I think Maybin's ceiling is higher than Ramirez's, so floor on that is a wash. Funny as it sounds, I don't think this helps your team too much.
I like the deal in general, because now you can trade Alexei for pitching, or Alexei + a pitcher for a better pitcher in return or somethin like that. And you solidify your second base and shortstop with great players.