I could use a SP and a Catcher and I really want to upgrade my IF with Longoria (I'm willing to trade Braun) so please help me put together some trade ideas (I know I should have pre thought up trade, but I'm stuck).
14 team H2H keep 5 per year
My Team: C John Buck 1B Mark Teixeira (NYY - 1B) 2B Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B) 3B Ryan Zimmerman (Was - 3B) SS Jimmy Rollins (Phi-SS) OF Ryan Braun (Mil - OF) OF Curtis Granderson (Det - OF) OF Carlos Lee (Hou-OF) Util Shin-Soo Choo (Cle - OF) BN Brad Hawpe (Col-OF) BN Adrian Beltre (Sea-3B) BN Justin Upton (Ari - OF) BN Felipe Lopez (Ari-2B,3B,SS,OF)
SP Javier Vazquez (Atl - SP) SP Chris Volstad (Fla - SP) RP Rafeal Soriano (Atl-RP) RP Brian Wilson (SF - RP) P Jose Arrendondo(LAA-RP) P Jason Marquis (Col - SP) P Edwin Jackson (Det - SP) BN Roy Oswalt (Hou - SP) BN Sean Marshall (Chc-SP, RP) BN Kyle Loshe (Stl-SP) BN Paul Maholm (Pit - SP) DL Rich Hill (Bal - SP)DL
His Team: C Pablo Sandoval (SF - C,1B,3B) 1B Adam LaRoche (Pit - 1B) 2B Mark DeRosa (Cle - 2B,3B,OF) 3B Evan Longoria (TB - 3B) SS Troy Tulowitzki (Col - SS) OF Eric Byrnes (Ari - OF) OF B.J. Upton (TB - OF) OF Hunter Pence (Hou - OF) Util Jack Cust (Oak - OF) SP Josh Beckett (Bos - SP) SP Kenshin Kawakami (Atl - SP) RP Carlos Mármol (ChC - RP) RP Matt Lindstrom (Fla - RP) P Chris Ray (Bal - RP) P Bronson Arroyo (Cin - SP) P --empty-- BN Cameron Maybin (Fla - OF) BN Matt Wieters (Bal - C)NA BN Matt Garza (TB - SP) BN James Shields (TB - SP) BN Justin Masterson (Bos - SP,RP) BN Erik Bedard (Sea - SP) BN Joe Saunders (LAA - SP) BN David Price (TB - SP)NA DL Joakim Soria (KC - RP)DL
Maybe not an total trade idea, but some analysis on his roster strategy:
The guy only has 2 hitters on the bench, both of whom are high-reward kids. Most of his bench consists of SP. This makes me believe that you have daily roster moves, and he is smart enough to own several SP because the SP lineup spots are the only ones on the starting roster that have guys that you KNOW will not play on certain days.
You are not going to acquire your catcher in this deal most likely, unless Wieters gets called up tomorrow and plays every day. The guy simply does not have one to trade away.
My question is why do you want to uproot Zimmerman in favor of Longoria? Zimmerman is only 11 months older than Longoria, and if you look at '08 and '09 stats, there isnt a huge different in the numbers that they are putting up. The difference is probably not worth the price you are going to have to pay to acquire the more hyped Longoria.
I think that if a deal is to be made, it is one of your OF for a SP from him. His weakness is OF, which is your point of depth. Hawpe for Garza?