OK so my league is a keeper, standard 5x5, but with OBP over AVG. My team is doing well, first in power and rbi, but needs steals, could use a bump in OBP. I have four closers and am doing pretty well in saves so far. Here's the deal: If you like my side of the trade, please explain why, and maybe provide a number 1-10 of how beneficial you think this deal is for my team, knowing only about my needs, and that the league is a keeper.
I lose: Justin Upton Matt Wieters Chris Davis Dan Uggla David Aardsma
I get: Nick Markakis Ian Kinsler Chone Figgins
EDIT: Full roster: C Wieters 1 Fielder 2 Uggla 3 Davis SS J Reyes (DL) / Jerry Hairston INF Morneau OF Dunn OF Damon OF J. Upton OF Bourn Util Luke Scott Bench J Cust Bench G Beckham
SP: Scott Baker, J Johnson, J Vazquez, G Meche, T Hanson RP: J Soria, D Aardsma, B Jenks, S Downs
I get to keep 5...
Last edited by simps984 on Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
You are getting back the best players in the deal however you are giving up some exciting young guys as well. Especially in a keeper league losing Weiters/Upton/Chris Davis will hurt but I still like the guys you are getting in this trade. I think you came out ontop any way you look at it.
This is not a terribly easy decision but overall I think it's a good deal for you. Upton is nice but the others are unproven (but damn, talk about potential upside!) and you are getting 2 legit / proven keepers. Do it.
I going to agree with most that you're getting a great deal here. You'd receive 2 very good fantasy players, who are both still fairly young, for mainly a group of guys with potential. That potential is always tempting, but there are many guys who just don't live up to it in the long term.
Given the 2 huge players you'd be getting in return, I think you should take this deal. Even if Wieters, Davis, etc live up to theit hype, Markakis and Kinsler have shown what they can do consistently and that's the key in my mind.
Do it without hesitation. Weiters/Upton aren't keepers, not with Morneau, Kinsler, Markakis, Reyes, and a competition between Fielder/Baker/Josh Johnson. You're upgrading your keepers and your team. Great trade.