I have a couple of big deals on the table involving 18 players in total. The trading mates won't really budge much, so it's kind of an all or nothing thing. It's complicated, but accepting only one deal isn't an option since it would leave me completely lopsided. My team is in first place in our H2H setup (full stat cats at bottom of post), but the 2nd and 3rd place teams are very close and I've struggled lately. Should I make these deals?
Javier Vazquez , Matt Capps, Andre Ethier, Gerrardo Parra, Edwin Encarnacion, Jordan Zimmerman, Jose Contreras*, Mike Stanton, Michael Saunders*
Corey Hart, Huston Street, Jayson Werth, Nolan Reimold, Billy Butler, Wandy Rodriguez, Mark Buehrle, Matt LaPorta**, Neftali Feliz
*Not sure about keeping Contreras and Saunders. I may replace them with Jeremy Guthrie, Mike Jacobs, or Gary Sheffield
**Minors guys can be very valuable in our setup, only guys with less than 200 ABs, 75 IP, or 20 APP this year AND last qualify. With only 10 keeper spots former minors guys are rarely kept if they're not named Longoria, Braun, etc. It looks to me like LaPorta will get 200 ABs and judging by his first shot at the bigs, won't be a keeper. I'd much rather have Stanton, whom I think will be the #1 prospect in baseball at the start of 2010.
The Sidd Finches:
C Bengie Molina
1B Adrian Gonzalez
2B Aaron Hill
SS Michael Young
3B Kevin Youkilis
OF Carlos Beltran
OF Adam Dunn
OF Johnny Damon
UT Andre Ethier
Bench: Mike Napoli, Mark DeRosa, Garret Atkins, Ryan Theriot, Gerrardo Parra, Edwin Encarnacion (DL)
SP (Start 5) Roy Halladay (DL), Jon Lester, Javier Vazquez, Kevin Slowey, Jordan Zimmerman
RP (Start 3) Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria, Matt Capps
Bench: Paul Mahom, Chris Young, Dallas Braden
Minors: Michael Stanton, Franklin Morales, Tim Alderson, Carlos Carrasco, and Michael Saunders
WW (Hitters): Dioner Navarro, Chis Snyder, Jason Giambi, Mike Jacobs, Alberto Callaspo, Kelly Johnson, David DeJesus, Jose Guillen, Chase Headly, Fred Lewis, Randy Winn, Gary Sheffield
WW (Pitchers): Kevin Correia, Kyle Davies, Chad Gaudin, Jeremy Guthrie, Jamie Moyer, Jeff Suppan, Tim Wakefield, Chris Perez, Matt Thornton
WW (Minors): Aaron Hicks, Ben Revere, Killa Ka'aihue
6x6 weekly HtH 14 team roto keeper (between 5 and 10 keepers (no time limits or costs), losing a draft pick for each after 5)
Offensive Categories: BA, OPS, RBI, HR, SB and Runs Scored.
Pitching Categories: W, S, ERA, K/IP, Quality Starts minus Losses, and WHIP
Minors: 5 "free" keepers. These players if are eligible to be kept without the loss of a draft pick and in addition to the max of 10. They must have under 200 Ab or less than 75 IP and 20 APP.
Thank you in advance and as always, WHIR