I am in a 12 team H2H keeper league with scoring for R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9 and am now in 9th place after a lot of injuries and lackluster play. I dropped a lot in the past 2-3 weeks and felt like I needed to get some heathy bats in my lineup. I was sitting on Manny for a while but realized I needed production now and that I couldnt wait another 4 weeks to get him back or id be far out of the playoff hunt.
So I traded Manny and Volquez (before he got re-injured tonight) for Nelson Cruz and Fransisco. This trade has keeper implications as well: Manny is $29 to keep for the next 2 years whereas I can keep cruz for 2 more years for only $8. I could have kept volquez for one more year at $13.
Here is my team after the trade. Do you think this was a good move to get me back into the playoff hunt or did I give up too much? I figure even if I dont make the playoffs this year (top 6 teams), at the very least I got a stud keeper for next year in the caribean cruz. I also know that I need to address my pitching now and am thinking of packaging nathan and dicek for a stud SP to help address that weakness.
1: N Johnson or N Swisher
2: B Phillips
OF: Quentin (DL), currently playing sheffield
U: Bonaficio or Swisher or Sheffield (when quentin gets healthy)
SP: Greinke, Dice K, Dempster, Richmond, Pavano, Bannister, Lohse
RP: Nathan, Franklin, Fransisco, Ziegler, Okajima
DL: Duchescherer, Percival