Hey all, almost at the break and my team is filled with bats and weak on starters (due to a series of poor draft choices: Myers, Meche, etc..).
12 team, H2H, standard stat, keeper league (keep 9)
C - Posada 1B - MCab 2B - Phillips 3B - Zimmerman SS - Jeter OF - Braun OF - Sizemore OF - Hamilton (just off DL) Util - J Upton, Konerko, Holliday
SP - J Santana, Cain, Harden, Meche, Braden, Sadowski RP - Bell, F Cordero, Frasor, Meyer
Bats are huge with 5 quality OF (just waiting for Holliday to get dealt) while SP is sparse and inconsistent. I'm looking to deal J Upton while his average is still above .300 and his value relatively inflated. Remember this is a keeper league, and I can only keep 9 (MCab, Phillips, Zimmerman, Braun, Sizemore, Santana, Cain, Hamilton/Holliday/J Upton).
What do you think of: J Santana, J Upton, P Konerko for C Billingsley and Y Gallardo
This deal would clean out my lineup allowing me to plug Holliday in Util and Hamilton in OF3. It would also give me Bills/Gallardo/Cain as my top 3 with Harden, Meche, and Braden filling out. Not bad for a playoff run.
I like it. You are using your depth to get what you need, two very good starters. Upton wont play at this level all year and it is a good idea to get what you can for him while he is hot. Konerko is quietly having a nice year and is a good thow in. I hate to lose Santana but getting Bills and Gallardo make up for that loss. THe only problem I am seeing is that you may be giving up a bit too much in this deal. But, sometimes you have to do that to get what you need so I would do it.
I see your logic, but don't necessarily agree with it. Johan is the best pitcher here without a doubt, and Upton has been raking. YES, Bills & Gallardo are top SP's too, but since youare giving up a better SP, this would really only be getting you 2 slightly SP's for 1 elite SP + some decent bats.
IMO, I'd try to trade Upton & Konerko for Bills OR Gallardo. This way you upg your staff without giving up your best pitcher.
Personally, I think you can get more in return for Johan and J Up in a keeper. I see your logic in this trade, but you're still giving up the better pitcher. See if you can squeeze a bit more out of the other team.
You are crazy if you deal JUpton. the guy is a SUPERSTAR in the making. He is your most valuable keeper. I'm not even kidding, I think he could be a 2nd round pick as soon as next year. This guy was the uber prospect and is finally putting it together: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.ph ... superstar/