I got offered this trade: Teixeira/Ellsbury/Scutaro for Reyes/Kinsler. With Teixeira and Ellsbury sucking the beginning part of this season, I am thinking of accepting it. What do you think?
My Team: C Bengie Molina, SF C 1B Mark Teixeira, NYY 1B 2B Emilio Bonifacio, Fla 2B 3B Chone Figgins, LAA 3B SS Marco Scutaro, Tor 2B, 3B, SS 2B/SS Howie Kendrick, LAA 2B 1B/3B Justin Morneau, Min 1B OF Ichiro Suzuki, Sea OF OF Carl Crawford, TB OF OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos OF OF Shin-Soo Choo, Cle OF OF Randy Winn, SF OF UTIL Placido Polanco, Det 2B Bench Daniel Murphy, NYM OF
P Jonathan Papelbon, Bos RP P Joe Nathan, Min RP P Brad Lidge, Phi RP P Jose Valverde, Hou RP P Kerry Wood, Cle RP P Matt Capps, Pit RP P Francisco Cordero, Cin RP P Brian Wilson, SF RP P David Aardsma, Sea RP Bench Matt Lindstrom, Fla RP Bench J.J. Putz, NYM RP
His Team: C Chris Iannetta, Col C 1B Joey Votto, Cin 1B 2B Ian Kinsler, Tex 2B 3B Adrian Beltre, Sea 3B SS Jose Reyes, NYM SS 2B/SS Brandon Phillips, Cin 2B 1B/3B Aubrey Huff, Bal 1B, 3B, DH OF Alex Rios, Tor OF OF Vernon Wells, Tor OF OF Adam Lind, Tor OF OF Pat Burrell, TB OF OF Mike Cameron, Mil OF UTIL Jim Thome, CWS DH Bench Shane Victorino, Phi OF Bench Brad Hawpe, Col OF Bench Rick Ankiel, StL OF
P Roy Halladay, Tor SP P James Shields, TB SP P Josh Beckett, Bos SP P Zack Greinke, KC SP P Matt Garza, TB SP P Chien-Ming Wang, NYY SP P Gil Meche, KC SP P John Danks, CWS SP P Jeremy Guthrie, Bal SP
Definitely do it - especially if you're in a keeper league of any kind. Reyes and Kinsler are the tops in otherwise weak categories. You have Justin Morneau as a solid 1B, you can make up the difference in OF. Who knows if Bonafacio can keep it up and Scutaro isn't a long term solution for SS.
I agree, go for it. Kinsler and reyes will probably hit close to as many home runs as the other 3 combined (With Texiera doing most of the work) so the ways they help out in other categories outways the loss of those three.
Wow that is a steal for you I would say. Reyes is a top 3 SS (2nd after Hanley in my book) that is just starting slow and I consider Ian Kinsler the top 2nd basemen. You are getting some elite players. Scutaro is just hot right now, he'll come down a bit (already starting to). Texiera isn't doing too well in NY and is banged up a bit? Ellsbury's loss can be coped with through FA most likely. Also you have no SP? Interesting strategy.
I'd do it, but I feel at some point you are going to need to trade for power hitters. This is a H2H league right? Since you've punted Wins, Ks, HR, and RBI? You obviously win steals, probably runs and saves every week, but you really aren't guaranteed to win WHIP in any given week, or average, and you've given 4 cats away already. That's a really slim margin for error.
But that's for a different thread, I'd say do this trade.