Last week I posted this hear and was advised to do a Lee + Young combo for a pitcher. I cant see to get anyone. Any other opinions to help me get another ace?
C Bengie Molina 1B Lance Berkman (Now on DL) 2B Brian Roberts 3B Mark Reynolds SS Hanley Ramírez OF Carlos Lee OF Jason Bay OF Curtis Granderson Util B.J. Upton Util Justin Upton BN Alexei Ramírez (would like to keep) BN Michael Young BN Jason Bartlett BN Ben Zobrist (would like to keep) BN Matt Wieters
SP Justin Verlander SP Yovani Gallardo SP Kevin Millwood SP John Lackey SP Jordan Zimmermann RP Brian Wilson RP Frank Francisco P Francisco Cordero P Andrew Bailey BN Rick Porcello DL Joey Devine
What do you think? 100% WHIR, just leave a link please.
It's tough to give such general advice. Young is definitely the best chip, since you really don't need him. Has there been any interest? What sort of feedback are you getting on trade offers? What are the rosters of teams that need a ss?
with verlander and gallardo, you have 2 aces. it depends on who you're targeting. find someone who needs a SS or 3B, as young fits both categories. if you're asking for a true ace in return, then you'll likely have to give up one of your pitchers with young, if he doesn't need lee in OF. i'd trade lackey or porcello with young or to get a real ace in return. good luck!
Pretty much have to agree with what's been said. List some pitchers your targeting and it might be easier to get a feel for how you can deal young. I know you want to keep him, but I'm curious what the other owners would be willing to dish out for alexei, too.
Here is a guy im trying to trade. I was also looking to package Carlos Lee and Young together...
He does not need a third baseman or a ss but Byrd is starting and could fill in a util spot.
C A.J. Pierzynski 1B Derrek Lee 2B Ian Kinsler 3B Chipper Jones SS Jimmy Rollins OF Carl Crawford OF Shane Victorino OF Marlon Byrd Util Miguel Tejada Util Ryan Zimmerman BN Colby Rasmus DL Geovany Soto
SP Roy Halladay SP Javier Vázquez SP Edwin Jackson SP Trevor Cahill SP Kyle Lohse RP Bobby Jenks RP Trevor Hoffman P Chad Qualls P José Valverde BN Zach Duke BN Marc Rzepczynski BN Carlos Zambrano BN Derek Lowe BN Ervin Santana DL Tim Wakefield
C Yadier Molina 1B Carlos Peña 2B Dustin Pedroia 3B Chone Figgins SS Cristian Guzmán OF Álex Ríos OF Nick Markakis OF Ryan Ludwick Util Ryan Howard Util Aaron Hill BN Adam Lind BN Ramón Hernández BN Mark DeRosa
SP Tim Lincecum SP Mark Buehrle SP Joe Saunders SP Aaron Cook SP Doug Davis RP Brian Fuentes RP Huston Street P Joakim Soria P John Danks BN Gil Meche BN Ryan Dempster BN Jason Marquis DL Chris Young DL Jake Peavy
That's a tough sell. The guy with Halladay is pretty much set at ss and 3b. He has Byrd starting now, but he might be thinking Rasmus will break out of his funk. You said you wanted an "ace", which I guess means Halladay. But I just don't think you match up with those players you're trying to move. Would you consider aiming for a Jackson or Zambrano?
The guy with Lincecum has a pretty weak pitching staff, so it'll be hard to convince him to give up his only dominant starter. Plus, he has no use for Lee. If you aimed lower, you might be able to get Danks for one of your ss (try Bartlett). But I doubt you'll be able to work a Lee+Young+? for Lincecum trade.