I know this is a complicated question, but i appreciate any help. Im trrying to land Haren or Peavy or Billingsly in this trade, in that order. Honestly I'd be happy with any of them.
It looks like he needs a 3B since Figgins is one dimentional and Gordon is out. I'd be willing to add in Youk to get Peavy or Haren. Stewart, Bonafacio, P Sabdoval, Reynolds and Lowell are FA I could grab to fill in at 3B.
My present offer to him (which has not been responded to) is Fielder for Haren straight-up.
ESPN, h2h, 10 team, daily. Cats: avg, r, hr, rbi, sb; w, k, sv, era, whip. Mine: C Bengie Molina 1B Ryan Howard 2B Chase Utley 3B Kevin Youkilis SS J.J. Hardy OF Carlos Beltran OF Hunter Pence OF Bobby Abreu UTIL Prince Fielder Bench Nelson Cruz Bench Vladimir Guerrero (DL)
SP Felix Hernandez SP Scott Baker SP Matt Garza SP Randy Johnson RP Carlos Marmol RP Mike Gonzalez RP Brandon Morow Bench David Price
His: C Russell Martin, LAD C 1B Mark Teixeira, NYY 1B 2B Dustin Pedroia, Bos 2B 3B Chone Figgins, LAA 3B SS Rafael Furcal, LAD SS OF Magglio Ordonez, Det OF OF Mike Cameron, Mil OF OF Jason Kubel, Min OF, DH UTIL Adam Dunn, Was OF Bench Justin Upton, Ari OF DL Alex Gordon*, KC 3B P Jake Peavy, SD SP P Dan Haren, Ari SP PP P Joakim Soria, KC RP P Chad Billingsley, LAD P Matt Capps, Pit RP P Aaron Harang, Cin SP Bench Adam Wainwright, StL SP Bench Brett Myers, Phi SP
I think it could work, but to be honest, I think your pitching is a bit suspect. I'd try and move Howard and your worst player (whomever you deem that to be) for Haren and either Harrang or Wainwright. I think they would both shore up your pitching significantly, and I think you would be fine with Cruz in the utility spot with Fielder at 1B. Just another thought, thanks for the help on mine.
I think there are a lot of options to somewhat replace Fielder's power. Is Mike Jacobs available? He's off to a hot start. How about Inge? He's 3B eligible and C, and according to sources he has changed his swing, so there's a chance he'll keep up a pretty good production level.
I agree with the previous post - your SP is a weakness currently, as you are relying on potential (hernandez, garza) and past his prime (johnson). Stabilize your pitching by getting two SPs for Fielder and a fringe player. Just make sure the fringe player comes from a position deep at FAs.
FOr example, if you move an OF, endy Chavez is available in most leagues, and you can always find a rotation OF that's hot.
You should be able to get Haren for Fielder, but Prince isn't a guy I'd attempt trading away once he turns it around.
The other guy could use an outfielder and I'd try to offer either for one of his top arms. Abreu for Billingsley or Haren fits nicely or Pence for Wainwright (plus a throw-in if you can get it) would be fine too.
B-Chad wrote:I think it could work, but to be honest, I think your pitching is a bit suspect. I'd try and move Howard and your worst player (whomever you deem that to be) for Haren and either Harrang or Wainwright. I think they would both shore up your pitching significantly, and I think you would be fine with Cruz in the utility spot with Fielder at 1B. Just another thought, thanks for the help on mine.
I think this is about right. Cruz will be a solid #2 before the season is over, imo.