AL only league, 10 teams, 23 man rosters, 7 keepers per year with 3 year contracts, 5x5 roto style
I am currently second in overall hitting in my league but last in overall pitching. If I can improve my pitching in the second half of the year I can make a run at the money. Is this deal favorable for me? Konerko is in his last year of his contract so I can't keep him after this year.
I was originally offered the same deal for Konerko and Shields(last year of his contract) but I don't feel like I can give up potentially my best pitcher in the deal even though I can't keep him after this year. So, I was thinking about countering with Saito or Choate or possibly one of my lower tier starters. What do you guys think and what should I offer?
Are you keeping both Morrow and Cahill? Maybe offer whichever one you're not keeping along with Konerko. Cahill's got promise, but has really struggled this year. Morrow's got all kinds of talent, but I'm worried about him becoming a head case.
I agree with your thinking on Shields. The trade you have specified is what I'd try. Improving your staff will lessen the blow that you'll take with Konerko leaving... especially since he's in his last year with you.
JeepCop wrote:I agree with your thinking on Shields. The trade you have specified is what I'd try. Improving your staff will lessen the blow that you'll take with Konerko leaving... especially since he's in his last year with you.
If you were going to offer Saito, I don't see why Cahill wouldn't be at least as good. If he's expecting Shields, then Cahill may not be good enough. I do think you should offer whatever SP outside of Shields/Porcello/Lackey can get the deal done if he doesn't take Saito.
not me... yes ok Konerko is no spring chicken, but your talking about going from a guy who has 18 dings and 64 rbi and sporting a .300+ ave to a guy in Garko who has half the HR-9, about half the rbi total-34 and is ripping at a pace of .270, all of this for a pitcher, who may not even be fully healthy physically nor mentally and and is sporting about a 7 ERA and who has thus far today given up 5 ER in 5 IP to the Royals... no thanks, id rather take a hitter who can produce 7 days a week then a pitcher who MIGHT produce 1 day a week...
I am going to be in the minority here...not only am I not a fan of Santana, but more importantly, I am a big fan of Konerko. Everyone has been bashing him since the beginning of the year saying he is going to slow down, and while he still may eventually do so, so far he has shown no signs of it, plus he is hitting in the middle of a lineup that has now caught fire. I understand he is in the last year of his contract, but if you are going to give him up, I would try to get more in return.