I'd get Bedard and Old man Thome for Ludwick and Oliver Perez. I need to upgrade at pitching. I'm not trying to "sell him high", I'm a true believer that last year was no fluke. I think I should be able to get someone better than Bedard, but no one else will give me anything close to Bedard for him. If I did do this trade, I would slide Hawpe in at OF, and would rotate Thome, Werth and Taveras in at Util as needed. My league uses OBP not Avg, so that's a big plus for Thome. What do you think?
C - McCann 1B - A Gonzalez 2B - Uggla 3B - Wright SS - Furcal OF - Braun, C Lee, Ludwick Util - Pena, Hawpe DL - E Santana
Bench - Taveras, Werth
SP - Haren, Meche, J Shields, Joba, Maine, R Johnson RP - Qualls, Rodney Bench - Oliver Perez, J Sanchez, J Zimmermann, T Hanson, Lindstrom, BJ Ryan
10 Team, 6*6 (OBP and K's for hitters and L's for Pitchers), H2H, Keeper (3 players, at least 1 hitter and 1 pitcher)
I am having a difficult time with this one. You are getting an upgrade at Pitcher but downgrade at Hitter. Personally, I don't like Thome, but then again, I haven't been involved in a league that has OBP as a stat. I like Ludwick's ability and lineup position batting near Pujols. Ludwick will get even more at bats this year with Skip Schumaker moving to 2B. I worry about losses with Bedard and the Mariner's lineup (even thought they are off to a good start). I guess I would go with Bedard and Thome b/c I feel that Bedard, if healthy, is more productive as a pitcher than Ludwick is as a hitter.
I think your Sp looks just fine, but...you do have hawpe to cover Ludwick and you do get Thome in return to insert into that U spot when he heats up.
On tthe other side Bedard is injury prone but looks stellar. I say take the chance and get Bedard. I do not own Bedard in any league but want him becasue from what I have read, bedard feels great and could put up top 10 SP #'s in a heartbeat.
Good luck man.
"I can't wait to put the uniform on each day" ~ Bobby Cox
It is a decent deal. I dont like Perez at all, so giving up him is a plus. Thome has more value in a league with OBP. Your hitting seems deep enough that you can afford the loss of Ludwick. Bedard would definitely help your staff if he stays healthy.I'd do it.