Is this a good trade? I want to offer M Gonzalez and B Wilson for D Haren, mainly to give up S and go for W, K, ERA, WHIP categories. I am thinking this is the only way to get a top tier SP, since this guy only has a Hawkins pretty much in the closer dept. I could try a 1 for 1 to get Cueto,Garza, Wainwright or E Santana too, although Im not sure he would go for it. Heres my Roster
H2H 12 Team Mixed League
C: Brian McCann 1B: Adrian Gonzalez 2B: Chase Utley SS: Troy Tulowiski 3B: Miguel Cabrera (still qualifies for 3B in my league) OF: Jason Bay OF: Jason Werth OF: Micheal Bourne UTIL: Nick Johnson BN: Ryan Ludwick BN: Stephen Drew
SP: Chad Billingsly SP: Francisco Liriano SP: Rich Harden SP: Brett Cecil SP: Tommy Hanson SP: David Price RP: Brian Wilson RP: Mike Gonzalez RP: Brad Ziegler RP: Matt Capps DL: Kelvim Escobar
by AmericanShipbuilding » Mon May 18, 2009 12:02 pm
Thanks for help w/mine.
If you could pull this off, I'd do it in a heartbeat, but IMO it's just not enough. That said, Haren is maybe a pitcher to avoid right now -- his 1st/2nd half splits are alarming, and you may be getting the worst of him going forward.
Thanks for the replies. When I discussed this trade with the other owner, he was really about to bite, so I think he might go for it anyways, even if most wouldnt, because he is desparate for saves. I just picked up Aardsma, at the expense of Ziegler, so if I went through Id still have him and Capps. The question I have is, will Haren really have that bad of a 2nd half? I think his numbers will get better because AZ offense is not as horrid as it has been playing, so he should at least get some more wins when they decide to start the season over there, but Id like some feedback on that.
Trebor wrote:simply put, if I own Haren...no chance I make the deal...thats the black/white of it, IMO
I agree with this guy.
But you said the other owner was about to bite. If that's the case then get it done while you still can. You'd be putting yourself in a bit of a hole with your RP but it wouldn't be a dire situation and would be worth it, IMO.
Yeah if you can get the other owner to go for it you should take that trade. Harens not going to get you that many wins though, because Arizona seems to not give him any runs, losing games when he only gives up one or two ER