I countered leaving out Phillips, but got rejected. He's interested in JJ Hardy as a possible alternative to Phillips, but I'd have to take either Andrus or Hairston Jr. in return. Should I jump on this or stand pat?
Hey bro, I just cant see any reason to do this trade.
Crawford and Beltran are both top 5 OF's, essentially a wash.
Lee and Loney are very similar players, not clear winner.
Burnett is superior to Harden, you would lose.
Roberts is superior to Phillips, you would in.
I don't know man I think you should just stand pat, you upgrade a little bit @ 2nd, and if you do it with Hardy (and I believe you would win in that case) you would be stuck with 2 second basemen, so it makes no sense.
not so sure about this. i wouldnt trade for crawford since i think his value is at his peak. you would be buying high. harden is always a injury risk. roberts and phillips is essentially a push. loney and lee? basically throw ins.
My goal was to pick up runs and steals without giving up a ton of HRs. Beltran's BA should slip about 50 points from here on. I don't think Crawford's will slip that much. I give up hr's but Bourne will go to my bench and Crawford basically takes his place as a steals source with 15 hr potential. Lee then goes to the util spot. All that made sense to me until Phillips for Roberts was thrown back.
I also hate using Burnett. You never know what he's going to do. True, Harden is Mr. DL, but when he's healthy, he's amazing. Again though, Phillips is the deal killer.