Hi Guys, Have an interesting trade I'm seeking help with.
The offer is me trading Youkilis, Billingsley, and Joe Nathan, and in return I'd get Derrek Lee, Heath Bell, Francisco Cordero, and Brian Wilson.
I don't believe I'll be able to keep Billingsley for next year, as he is "up for bids" as he's in the last year of his contract for me this year and think someone will go too high for me to keep him. Nathan is currently my only closer, and I'm in fourth place, and we pay out the top 3 spots, and I have 4 pts in saves, at 36, above me is : 41,41,45,45, 46, 48, 48, 57.
12 team 7x7 (hits, ops, hr allowed, losses) 28 man rosters, 5 DL spots
We start 1 C,1b,2b,3b,ss, 3of, 2utl, 4sp, 2rp,1p and have 1500 IP limit, the rest of my team looks like: C Ianetta , K. Suzuki 1B Youkilis , Loney 2B Kinsler , B. Harris 3B Branyan , Huff SS A. Cabrera , Peralta OF Braun , Werth, Reimold, JD Drew, Fowler, Bradley UTL Thome
SP Billingsley, J. Johnson, Gallardo, Shields, Lackey, Cook, De La Rosa, Morrow RP Nathan, Okajima, Madson
What do you guys think? WHIR, leave a link! Thanks guys!
I don't have any experience in keeper leagues and am not sure why you want so many closers. I trust you that you have your reasons but on paper this trade looks horrible for you. So bad, that since you're considering it, it makes me feel like I'm not getting something. Good luck!
Well, as of right now, I only have one closer - Nathan, and in return, I'd receive 3 closers, Bell, Wilson, Cordero, as we start 2 RP and 1 P, so I can start all 3, I can also make up quite a few points in saves - I currently have 4 points in saves, and only 12 saves behind the guy who has 11 points in saves. I also don't believe I will be able to keep Billingsley after this year, due to our bidding in the offseason and I figure I have a deep enough SP staff even without Billingsley? I guess it comes down to if I'll gain enough points in saves to make it worth it?
I just think that is a lot of talent to give up -- as well as a pretty great closer in Nathan -- for a few decent guys. I would not give up that much talent. Youk alone should net you Wilson and Cordero IMO... or at least close to it.