The guy has now countered with his "final offer," this deal: Halladay, Youkilis and Kendry Morales for Johan Santana and Corey Hart
I love Santana, but it's not really that big a drop, and I feel like Hart to Youk is a pretty big increase. While Hart had a hot start, I was not very high on him (and his .299 OBP in 2008) coming into the season. His walk rate improved over the first couple of games, but the sample size is obviously insignificant and it appears to have returned to normal anyway.
Hey thanks for the help. I think the trade looks good but it would be helpful to see your roster and know the leagues scoring. If he is willing to throw in a 3rd player, why not try to get someone a little better than Morales?
I posted all of that information and then some in the original post, but in case there's an error I'll post it below again.
I actually like Morales quite a bit. I think he can hit .290 .330 .450 with 15 homers, which is plenty valuable in a deep league. I could move Werth over to the OF and play Atkins/Damon at Util.
Of course, I'm hoping that this move would allow me to move Atkins (ugh, his value is pretty low right now) for a SP (Matt Garza? Cross my fingers for Javier Vazquez?). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My team: C Bengie Molina 1B Adrian Gonzalez 2B Mark DeRosa SS Michael Young 3B Garret Atkins OF Carlos Beltran OF Corey Hart OF Adam Dunn (1B Eligible) UT Jayson Werth Bench: Mike Napoli, Billy Butler, Aaron Hill, Ryan Theriot, Johnny Damon, Cody Ross, Colby Rasmus (still eligible for minors)
SP (Start 5) Johan Santana, Chris Young, Kevin Slowey, Wandy Rodriguez, Oliver Perez RP (Start 3) Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria, Heath Bell Bench: Mark Buehrle, Paul Maholm
His Team: C Jorge Posada 1B Kevin Youkilis 2B Akinori Iwamura SS Hanley Ramirez 3B Ryan Zimmerman OF Kosuke Fukudome OF Wily Taveras OF Chase Headley UT Jason Kubel Bench: Hank Blalock, Josh Fields, Nyger Morgan, Pat Burrell, Kendry Morales, Randy Winn, Jordan Schafer (still eligible for minors)
SP (Start 5) Roy Hallada, Chad Billingsley, AJ Burnett, Gavin Floyd, Cliff Lee RP (Start 3) Jonathan Papelbon, Jose Valverde, Kerry Wood Bench: Brad Penny, Ben Sheets
Minor Leagues: Kyle Blanks (1B-SD), Matt Dominguez (3B-Fla), Alcides Escobar (SS-Mil), Wilmer Flores (3B-NYNL), Jonathan Niese (SP-NYNL)
6x6 weekly HtH 14 team roto keeper (between 5 and 10 keepers (no time limits or costs), losing a draft pick for each after 5) Offensive Categories: BA, OPS, RBI, HR, SB and Runs Scored. Pitching Categories: W, S, ERA, K/IP, Quality Starts minus Losses, and WHIP Minors: 5 "free" keepers. These players if are eligible to be kept without the loss of a draft pick and in addition to the max of 10. They must have under 200 Ab or less than 75 IP and 20 APP.
As for yours, I'd take Halladay and Youk in a heartbeat. Youk is a significant upgrade over Atkins and Halladay isn't much of a drop off from Johan. It sucks losing Hart, but if it means getting Youk, so be it.