I just traded off the rights to Mike Moustakas and Michael Burgess as will as a 1st Round Rookie pick in 2010 for Chase Utley. How'd I make out? This is a 16 team dynasty that I took over this season in horrible shape and am working as hard as I can to over haul and rebuild:
C- Chris Snyder 1b- Nick Johnson 2b- Freddy Sanchez SS- Jimmy Rollins 3b- Adrian Beltre Of- Carlos Lee Of- Nate McLouth Of- Dexter Fowler U- Orlando Hudson bn- Rick Ankiel (DL) bn- Milton Bradley bn- Melky Cabrera bn- Lyle Overbay
Sp- Yovani Gallardo Sp- Gavin Floyd Sp- Scott Olsen Sp- Jordan Zimmermann Sp- David Price Sp- Jair Jurrjens Sp- Rich Hill Sp- Homer Bailey Rp- Mariano Rivera Rp- Brandon Morrow Rp- Matt Thornton
Minors C- Bryan Anderson Devin Mesoraco 1b- Logan Morrison 2b- Marcus Sanders 3b- Neil Walker Mike Moustakas Brett Wallace Ss- Oscar Tejeda Christopher Nelson Of- Michael Burgess Gerardo Parra Josh Reddick Michael Taylor P- Brett Cecil Jhoulys Chacin Daniel Schlereth Ethan Martin Anthony Swarzak Scott Elbert Tyler Clippard
Last edited by APAP on Sun May 24, 2009 10:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
Assuming it was a mid to low pick, you definitely got the better of this deal. There are plenty of kids that are can't-miss prospects that don't pan out. Look at Alex Gordon, for example, who is VERY comparable to Moustakas. He was pretty much considered the locked-in ROY and he has stunk up the place in his 2 seasons. He may pan out but imagine that same trade with Gordon in there instead of Moustakas and you pulling the trigger on it 3 years ago. You'd of course have gotten the much better end of the deal.
The other thing to consider...because of what happened with Gordon they are MUCH more likely to go slow with Moustakas.
well, you said it yourself - you picked up a team in terrible shape, therefore - you're going to need help now. Utley was a great pick-up, and the loss of a underdeveloped prospect like Moustakas should pan out for you.
"He's Pressing Right Now And Just Needs To Find His Stroke" -Wheels
Well I guess you have to make sure you don't get in last so that guy can't grab Strasburg. If the team is REALLY bad, as in, going to finish last...this might not have been a worthwhile trade to make. I was trying to think of why the person would offer you Utley for these 2 but perhaps he is going after Strasburg.
Well Ive made a lot of my own additions so that this team isn't the worst team in the league anymore. It's still bad, but theres 2 worse teams now. I've acquired Lee, Gallardo, Ankiel, Beltre, Hudson and a majority of the quality prospects that I have and now Utley so I'm pretty sure I won't finish dead last.