Hi guys. I know this may sound stupid but hear me out. I am considering trading Teixeira for a deal involving Joey Votto. I know that Teixeira usually takes a while to heat up and at that point I would consider it.
This trade would me in a 14 team 6x6 roto (Holds and OBP) salary league. I am currently under the 90m cap by 9.5m. Overall my team is not too bad but I could use pitching help.
Teixeira is signed for 2 more years at 9m.
Votto on the other hand is signed for 4 more years at 600k.
If I were to do this trade I could still have a power 1B but I would be under cap by nearly 20m. This would give me the opportunity to do a serious makeover for my pitching (Shields, Hamels, Guthrie, Young, and Jurrjens starting with Bell, Cordero, Kuo, and Bruney relief) and OF (my best OF's are Hawpe, Werth, and Carlos Gomez).
Some of the names that will be available: Nolasco, Lidge, Youkilis, Cliff Lee, Bradley, Joe Nathan, Fuentes, Gavin Floyd, Maggs, Ervin Santana (signed at league minimum right now), Penny, Rivera. Besides all of them, several other players will be cut to make roster space. I will take a guess at saying several top rookies will be available.
So considering all of that, would you consider a trade involving these guys? I don't know what the final offer would be considering the enormous difference in salary.
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