This team is already in 1st place (despite horrible injuries), and I can't imagine collapsing so bad I don't make the playoffs. I like the idea of trying to buy low on Manny, and power-up for the second half. It would also be nice if I could swing a 2-for-1 deal, since I (hopefully) will have a couple guys coming off the DL in June. This is a 10-team Yahoo H2H redraft league, with 6x6 scoring (regular 5x5 cats plus OPS and holds). This is my team:
C: McCann 1B: Teix 2B: Utley 3B: Lowell SS: Drew (I just dropped Yunel Escobar to pick up Ethier - supposed to be back by Wednesday) OF: Carlos Lee OF: Ethier OF: Werth Util: Damon - OF Bn: Ordonez - OF (his butt stays benched until his bat wakes up), Abreu - OF, Aramis Ramirez - 3B (DLed, but have no more DL spots)
SP: Halladay, Grienke, Gallardo, Danks, Nolasco, Baker, Slowey, Carpenter (DL), Smoltz (DL) RP: Soria, Franklin, Percival, Putz (don't forget - this is a holds league, so I need at least one middle reliever)
Here's the guy with Manny. His pitching staff is getting destroyed every week, so you'd have to think he'd welcome a decent arm along with a Manny replacement:
I've tried sending this guy an e-mail, but haven't gotten any response. But I know a lot of people don't actually check the e-mail accounts that Yahoo links. I know in the past I've had people ignore me through e-mail, only to respond positively when they see a trade notice on top of their page. I'm hoping this is the case, so I want to send over a trade offer and see what happens.
What do you think would be a good starting offer? I don't want to be insulting, but I'd also like to start out on the low end of a reasonable trade. I was thinking of Werth/Slowey - my lowest ranked OFer and SP. Or I could try Magglio/Slowey or Werth/Danks? Maybe they're all bad, and I should try something else? Suggestions are welcome! Leave a link and I'll answer yours.
Carnac wrote:IF the Dodgers let him come back? That's funny.
lol ya that is funny, not even close manny comes back if he's healthy, but as I've kinda noticed players tend to be injured a lot after getting caught taking da roids (A-rod, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, etc.)
Ah crap ... he rejected the trade and countered with my Halladay for his Manny. Needless to say, I didn't even consider it. Do you think if I upgraded the offer to Werth/Danks for Manny that would still be good for me?