I was offered Jon Lester for Josh Johnson straight up. Should I take it?
12 team H2H Keeper, with extra cats, incl OPS, HLDs,etc. C: Ryan Doumit 1B: Albert Pujols 2B: Rickie Weeks 3B: David Wright SS: Jose Reyes OF: Matt Holliday, Corey Hart, Chris B. Young UTIL: Carlos Pena, Pat Burrell BENCH: Paul Konerko
SP: Johan Santana, Jake Peavy, Felix Hernandez RP: Jose Valverde, Francisco Cordero P: Heath Bell, Rafael Perez, Hong-Chih Kuo BENCH: Justin Verlander, Erik Bedard, Josh Johnson, Carlos Villanueva
I think that Johnson is coming close to being a stud. With the marlins on a role right now, I would say keep Johnson. Also, Johnson put up some great numbers at the second half of the season, which only means that it should continue.
For some reason, I am also not a huge Lester fan. He is always leaving wanting more from his performances.
The reason he's offering Lester is the that both his starts have been bad...and his command was off in ST. Other than getting shelled for 5 runs in one inning, he wasn't bad the other night. I think he will settle down, and if the Sox start hitting (which they should), I think he has more upside. I'd do the trade. You have some great pitching anyway, so it can't really HURT you.